Posts filed in Vintage Wardrobe

A very basic 1950s sleeveless top

I have my next Vintage Pledge item of the year to share! I believe I pledged to sew 5 things from vintage patterns, which I figured would be easy for me, since I sew with vintage patterns quite a lot in general. Though I haven’t been sewing as much this… read more »

6×4 chartreuse cardigan for a tiki night

I’m happy to share my latest knitting project! This is a little vintage-style short-sleeved cardigan or bolero, however you’d like to think of it. I came up with the design for this cardigan myself. I knew wanted a fitted little vintage cardigan or bolero. I knew the yarn I was… read more »

Plastic fanatic

There are a lot of things I love about vintage and retro styles. It hits all the fashion high notes for me… the clothing, the purses, the shoes, the jewelry, and other accessories. Swoon! When it comes to jewelry, while I love lots of different styles and types of jewelry,… read more »

An outfit for doing something and going somewhere

Hello hello! First off, thank you for all the sweet sweet birthday wishes! ♥ ♥ It was a wonderful birthday and a great weekend spent celebrating with friends. Just perfect! I have to say, the longer I go not blogging as regularly, the easier it becomes! It’s been a struggle to… read more »

Victory Gardening birthday dress

Hello hello, my friends! Lots of things to say today! And it’s my birthdayyyy! I don’t usually go three weeks between posts, but I’ve been extraordinarily busy lately. We were already having a very full early spring and then about the same time as our friends who moved to Wales… read more »

My tweed Cascade duffle coat

Wee heeeee, my Cascade duffle coat is complete! And this is a big post, because hello, I sewed a coat and it took me from January to March, so there’s a lot to share! Right off the bat let me apologize these aren’t the greatest photos… it was as bright… read more »

Sparkling up any ol’ winter day

As I’ve mentioned on occasion, I mostly work from home. This is something that developed slowly over time at my job to where, several years later, we work remotely 99% of the time. The few of us from my department that are actually located in the same city sometimes pop… read more »

Blue eyes, black hair, and celebrating yourself

So I mentioned in my last post that I went back to black hair last week. I’m enjoying the much more carefree routine, including using our fancy rain shower head again, woo hoo! Prior to red, I had dark brown hair for awhile, but I’ve had black hair more often… read more »

And then there was Snow White in a glass casket on a dress

At the end of last fall I was really excited about sewing knit dresses. Until I realized that sitting around wearing knit dresses a lot meant I’d gained a few pounds and hadn’t even noticed. Whoops! So that kind of soured me on them for awhile. But there’s one I… read more »

Innsbruck ski pullover

I wanted a comfortable, over-sized vintage ski pullover for winter, and now I’ve knit one! I have a good bit to say about the construction of this pullover, so I’m actually going to save that for a separate post on Thursday. I knit this from a pattern from a 1956… read more »

Joan C.’s flannel skirt

I’ve been sewing slowly so far in 2015. Thinking about my two coat projects, taking my time, and just knitting more, I guess. But I finally finished up a skirt I’ve had mostly done except for the hem for nearly 2 weeks! This is my first pattern for Marie and… read more »

Mary Rebecca

The first finished thing you’re getting to see from me in 2015 is the last thing I finished knitting in 2014! (And I apologize that we’ve entered the season where you’re mostly going to see me stand next to this stack of hat boxes in the guest bedroom trying to… read more »

Two red riding hoods and Alphonso

Over Christmas when Mel and I were at my mom and step-dad’s house, I was lucky enough to get in some BFF time with Rochelle, who came to stay the first weekend of our trip with us! Uh, happy faces, anyone? This photo was taken just a few minutes after… read more »

More vintage, more embellishment, and a confession

Happy New Year! In my wrap-up of sewing and knitting in 2014, I mentioned that I had a few ideas floating around in my head for this year. And while wanting to keep it very low-key, two things keep surfacing in my brain: more vintage, more embellishment. So here I… read more »

Reflections on 2014

Happy (almost) New Year, my friends! It’s that time of the year, so I thought I’d do a reflections post. Instead of rounding up everything I’ve made (gag—not this year, I’ve made too much), or try to draw any conclusions or do a lot of soul-searching, I thought I’d instead… read more »

Thanksgiving weekend and holiday cards

Hello friends! I meant to do this post a couple of weeks ago, but here we are, closer to Christmas than Thanksgiving. And so it goes this over the holidays, sometimes! 😉 I just wanted to share a few photos from our long weekend over Thanksgiving. As it happens, we… read more »

Lounging with Linden and pink squirrels

Hey guess what, I wear sweatshirts! Well I mean, sometimes, obviously. I only have a couple, but they’re both oversized with raglan sleeves… pretty much the exact shape as the Grainline Studio Linden sweatshirt, but with a crew neck. So if any pattern was ever going to get me to… read more »

An outfit to walk to the zoo

On a recent weekend, Mel and I had a couple of errands to run in one of the neighborhoods in which I grew up. We weren’t really planning to take any photos but as it happened we had along a little point-and-shoot camera. While my nicer DSLR takes much better… read more »

A vintage-inspired Jenna cardigan… that I sewed!

I sewed a cardigan. Now there’s a sentence I never expected to come out of my mouth in a million years. Being a knitter, cardigans are the domain of my knitting needles. Not my sewing machine or serger. The idea of actually sewing a cardigan was never something I had… read more »

Seeing spots

Here’s a post full of polka dots on a couple of projects for you! I finished up my first Lady Skater dress, a pattern by Amanda from Kitschy Coo, and I definitely understand why this is another knit dress I’ve seen all over the sewing blogosphere! This outfit ended up… read more »