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
How exciting! This week I'm bringing you not just one, but two interviews! Today I'm interviewing Erin from Repeated Originals - she's one heck of an awesome and talented woman and it's been so much fun talking to her and doing this interview! I hope you all enjoy this interview, and make sure to read … Continue reading Interview with Erin from Repeated Originals!
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
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
Now that I have finished sharing PDFs with you guys of my small collection of Modes De Paris magazines, I thought I would do the same for my issues of Mode Du Jour. 🙂 The first issue is from August 14th, 1952. Though parts of it (and my other issues) were seen in previous posts, … Continue reading Mode Du jour, August 14th, 1952, Free download
Since reading this post from Messy Nessy Cabinet of Chic Curiosities on Monday I have been slightly obsessed with and totally fascinated by Théâtre de la Mode and it's history. I would absolutely love to be able to see this in person one day! For someone who loves fashion, history and dolls, this was a … Continue reading Theatre de la Mode
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
I found this PDF of the Eaton's Fall/Winter 1920-1921 Catalogue awhile back and spent the morning looking through it - it is so awesome I just had to share some pictures from it with you, and if you click the link above you can see the entire 612 page catalogue yourself on archive.org! (click to … Continue reading Eaton’s Fall/Winter 1920-1921 Catalogue
Today as part of my The Pretty And The Kitsch Interviews series, I'm interviewing the totally awesome and incredibly talented Anna of BootyVintage on Etsy! I'm so happy that she agreed to be interviewed, she is a real joy to talk to! I hope you all enjoy this interview! Tell us about your shop, BootyVintage! … Continue reading Interview With Anna of BootyVintage!
A few days ago while in the middle of trying to fix and figure out the horrible laptop debacle I took a little time out for a mental health break and went to one of my favourite thrift stores. Once there, I found an absolute treasure trove of vintage sewing notions, which is something that … Continue reading Awesome Thrift Store Finds: Vintage Sewing Notions