Personal Icons: Manic Street Preachers

Somehow I always find myself returning to Manic Street Preachers, musically, lyrically and asthetically. Their music, particularly the entirety of The Holy Bible album, shaped me in a lot of ways when I was a young woman, struggling through a lot of the typical and not-so-typical hardships of growing up. It got me through a … Continue reading Personal Icons: Manic Street Preachers

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Interview with Queenie of The Vintage Pattern Shop

Today in my The Pretty And The Kitsch Interviews series, I'm interviewing Queenie of The Vintage Pattern Shop! She's a really interesting, talented and lovely lady and I'm so thrilled to have gotten a chance to interview her! I hope you all enjoy this interview! Tell us about your business, The Vintage Pattern Shop! We … Continue reading Interview with Queenie of The Vintage Pattern Shop

Let’s Take 1930’s Home Economics Together! Chapter Seventeen

Last week, we learned about regular care of clothes in Lesson Sixteen from Dulcie Godlove Donovan's "The Mode in Dress and Home," published in 1935. This week, we will learn about mending and remodeling, in Lesson Seventeen: Occasional Remodeling and Mending. (Click to enlarge and read pages) I hope you enjoyed this week's lesson! Join … Continue reading Let’s Take 1930’s Home Economics Together! Chapter Seventeen

A French Sewing Pattern from the 1970’s

I love this French sewing pattern, the illustrations are filled with 1970's awesomeness and it looks fairly simple and straight forward to make, though I may need to run some of the instructions through an online translator. This particular pattern is from Echo De La Mode magazine, who had a free sewing pattern supplement with … Continue reading A French Sewing Pattern from the 1970’s