For the holidays I got a small box of vintage sewing patterns from the 1940's and 1950's, most of which were sadly without their pattern envelopes, but still incredibly awesome. A little while ago I decided to try using one of the patterns, Simplicity 4928, to make a blouse. This is my envelope-orphaned version, in … Continue reading Simplicity 4928, a Vintage Blouse
This week I'm very excited to be interviewing the fabulous Miss Amy May, whose blog I have been a huge fan of for a long time! She is a pinup, a blogger and a true crusader for body positivity - what an awesome combination! She's also an incredibly sweet and kind woman and it was … Continue reading Interview with Miss Amy May!
In 1948 Dior was really hitting his stride and creating some incredibly special garments. In this post, I will be focusing on three of those garments, starting with the Diamant Noir cocktail dress. This amazing confection was made of burgundy changeant silk taffeta - and when I call it a confection, I mean … Continue reading Dior Sunday: 1948
A little while back I posted about the gorgeous purple 1960's dress I ordered from The Dress Form on Etsy, and as of a few days ago, this amazing dress is actually in my hands! This dress!! My goodness, I cannot tell you just how much I love this dress! As soon as it arrived, … Continue reading Inside A Vintage 1960s Dress/The Dress Form Review
This is one of the last issues from my collection of vintage French women's magazines, sadly! At least for now. 🙂 Click here to download. I hope you enjoy it!
Recently I acquired some gorgeous vintage items from Bella Bordello on Etsy and I just had to share them with you! I was looking for a pair of long vintage gloves, which is what lead me to Bella Bordello, which is run by a fellow vintage loving gal named Emily (what a coincidence!). I love … Continue reading All The Pretty Things: Bella Bordello Review
This sewing and dressmaking book is absolutely marvelous, for the 1920's illustrations alone! Seriously, check these images out: If you'd like to read the book (or just use those gorgeous illustrations for inspiration!) you can check it online or download a copy for yourself here!
Awhile back I made a third version of my Lady Marlowe Simplicity 3356 1940's blouse! I love this blouse so much. Once again I used vintage stretch lace, buttons and bias binding on this blouse. I love the fabric, the buttons and how this whole project came together. I still haven't gotten around to learning … Continue reading Lady Marlowe’s Simplicity 3356 Take Three!
On October 24th, 2009 my husband and I were married. Our wedding was very small - so small in fact that it took place in the living room of my family's house! - but it was full of love and we were surrounded by close friends and family. My sisters and a close friend were … Continue reading Inside My Vintage Wedding Dress/Thoughts on Love and Progress
For the next few weeks I will be posting some of my favourite Dior dresses (and suits!), with images taken primarily from the very amazing Christian Dior book put out by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and written by Richard Martin and Harold Koda, photographed by Karin L. Willis, published in 1996. This week's post … Continue reading Dior Sunday: 1947