I love this video from the official Schiaparelli Youtube Channel, it is such a wonderful and perfect tribute to her and her work and I just wanted to share it with all of you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of3-Zb4fuOY&list=PL0h0de8HBJaWQR_XYHcN1av3-ViXixBuh Isn't it just perfect?? It is by Dutch film maker Christian Borstlap and was commissioned by the House of Schiaparelli. … Continue reading Elsa Schiaparelli Famous Firsts
I found this on Youtube and I only wish that it were longer, I thought that you guys would really like to watch it too. I really feel for the women who were working during the war, enjoyed their jobs (and were really damned good at them!) but had so many doors closed to them … Continue reading Women in the 1940’s & 1950’s
This is the second to last issue of Le Petit Echo de la Mode in my collection of vintage French magazines, at least for now. I hope you all enjoy it! Click here to download.
The pants, oh god, the pants! Luckily I made these knowing that at best they would be a wearable muslin/toile, at worst...well, an UNwearable muslin/toile. My first mistake was using a maternity pattern, which I am definitely not in need of. But I thought the pattern looked super cute and I would be able to … Continue reading In Which I Regret My Life/Sewing Choices: Butterick 2005, Vintage Trousers/Overalls
I found this on Youtube and just had to share it with you all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL8Xp8WiL5c
I just finished watching this and had to share it with all of you. These women are so sweet and their dedication is amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOC_vsKy9O4
Today I'm interviewing the incredibly awesome Stacey Laing of The Dress Form! It was so cool getting to know her better, learn about her business and hear a bit about her own vintage dress collection, she's a gal after my own vintage loving heart! I hope you all enjoy this interview with Stacey, and make … Continue reading Interview with Stacey of The Dress Form!
1949 certainly saw more gorgeous dresses and gowns from your pal and mine, Christian Dior! Today I'm sharing just a few of my favourites. The first dress I want to show you is the Dali dinner dress: This dress was made of gold and black silk brocade and was inspired by the work of Salvador … Continue reading Dior Sunday: 1949
This issue of Le Petit Echo de la Mode actually came out on my older sister's birthday - decades before her birth. 😉 So I especially love it. As always, click here to download! I hope you enjoy this week's issue!
Another garment made from the box of vintage patterns I got for Christmas! This one was also without an envelope, but I found an image of the original pattern envelope online: Here is my orphaned copy, in size 14: I made view 3 in a lovely cotton houndstooth fabric. Oof, the facings are a mess, … Continue reading Simplicity 4275, A Vintage Jumper