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
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
Just after the holidays I placed a large order with Lakeview Fabrics. Normally, I don't buy fabric online - this is actually only the second time I've bought fabric from any online seller! But before I ever even got my first sewing machine, I had drawn a design for a 1950's New Look-esque dress that … Continue reading Lakeview Fabrics Review
Today I have another lovely sewing book courtesy of archive.org for you all! Don't you just love this beautiful cover? It's wonderful!! If you'd like to check it out, just click here and you can read it online or download your own copy! 🙂 I hope you enjoy this awesome sewing book!
Happy New Year everyone!! I have a really great interview to kick off 2018 and I'm very excited about it!! For my first interview of the year I'm speaking with the awesome Kate of Phonograph Fashions! Kate is one super cool and incredibly creative woman who makes beautiful vintage inspired clothing and her creativity doesn't … Continue reading Interview With Kate of Phonograph Fashions