Yay! Another issue of The Delineator! This one is from 1891 - wow! I love how they made the font at the top look like ribbons - what gorgeous cover art! You can read or download a copy here on archive.org. 🙂
Once in a blue moon - or in my case, a lifetime - you find a dress that just makes you feel instantly happy as soon as you put it on. The Alfreda dress by Laura Byrnes, the creative genius behind Pinup Girl Clothing, is that dress for me. From the moment I first put … Continue reading Honey in a Harlequin Print! A Pinup Girl Clothing Alfreda Dress Review
When the lovely ladies at Dolly and Dotty asked me to review one of their dresses, I was absolutely thrilled! I can't tell you how excited I was when my purple polka dot Darlene arrived in the mail! Brand: Dolly and Dotty Dress: Darlene Full Circle Swing Dress in Purple Retail Price: £39.99 Features: … Continue reading Darling Darlene, a Dolly & Dotty Dress Review!
Just a quick post to show you all the fabulous nautical get up in Follow the Fleet (1936). Ginger Rogers is stunning in her glamorous version of a sailor suit and Fred Astaire is dashing, as always! I love these two together, watching them dance always puts a smile on my face, they were just … Continue reading Ahoy There, Sailor! Part Four
This post has been in the works for quite awhile now! In the past (and more recently) I've heard from other vintage loving gals about how hard it can be to find vintage clothing or sewing patterns if you are plus sized. I would look around to see if there was a list of resources … Continue reading Plus Size Vintage Sewing & Fashion Resources! ❤
I'll start this review off by saying that I have a love hate relationship with this pattern. I love the pattern itself, but I absolutely hate the instructions. Some people would probably have an easier time with them than I did, but I there were some steps I had to read over a number of … Continue reading Butterick BP255 (Out of Print Lifestyle Wardrobe Pattern) Review, Part One
I found this amazing issue of Delineator magazine from 1932 on archive.org and just had to share it with all of you! There are some really interesting articles in this issue, such as "Mussolini And New Spirit In Italy" (!!!) and "Now Is The Time For All Good Women." Plus tons of vintage advertisements and … Continue reading Delineator Magazine, October 1932
More Schiaparelli on a Wednesday! 😀 Schiaparelli will always win out versus Chanel in my book. You will most likely never see a Chanel post on this blog, unless I end up reviewing Hal Vauhan's Sleeping With The Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War. Sorry Chanel fans! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9Zbyqp8MqA I only wish this video were longer!
This week I am very excited to be interviewing the supremely talented Kate and Anne of Dress Art Mystery! These two amazing ladies and their team are among some of the most talented people I have ever encountered and I can't wait to share this interview with all of you! Tell us about your business, … Continue reading Interview with Kate & Anna of Dress Art Mystery!
Awhile back I said I would post all of the 1940's/1950's patterns from the box I got over the holidays and now I'm finally getting around to it! Like last weekend, there won't be a Dior Sunday post (sorry!), with everything that has been happening in my life the last two weeks I just haven't … Continue reading From the box of vintage sewing patterns…