Posts filed in Vintage Wardrobe

Shoes and plaids

Hi everyone! Thank you all so, so much for your compliments on my beret and gloves set! I’m so glad you liked them. They really were fun… okay, except the fingers on the gloves, but you already knew that. 😉 This week is busy, busy, busy with projects, and I… read more »

Fair isle beret & lace gloves for Fall

Fall! ‘Tis the season for knitters everywhere to enjoy their woolies! I was determined to get a bit of accessory knitting in early for Fall, and diligently started back in August when I first got bitten by the Fall bug. My initial plans were for a matching fair isle beret… read more »

Finished project: scalloped collar Pendrell blouse

This weekend I finished up a sewing project, and I’m so excited to reveal it! I started my scalloped collar Pendrell blouse back in early July and got it about 80% complete, then life got in the way and I didn’t pick it back up until this weekend when I… read more »

Vintage Renaissance

No, not a vintage renaissance, vintage in the Renaissance. The Renaissance Faire, that is! This past Saturday we went with our friends to the Bristol Renaissance Faire, which has become somewhat of a tradition for us. It’s just across the border from Illinois in Wisconsin. The weather, while sunny in… read more »

Stripes and polka dots outfit

Happy Friday! I just have a little outfit post for today. This was actually an outfit I wore a few weeks ago when it was ungodly hot out. I tried to be as cool and comfortable as possible, while wearing a new pair of shorts I bought. Outfit details: sailor… read more »

Campus-inspired vintage fashions for fall

Autumn! Crunching leaves, cooler temperatures…oh I know, I know, it’s still summer! But if I don’t start thinking about fall/winter sewing and knitting now, I may not get to the projects I have in mind until it’s starting to warm up again next year! August is when everyone involved in… read more »

Volo antiquing

Our original plan for Saturday was to take a day trip to a state park or forest preserve since we’ve been itching to get into nature. With the wedding, work and the general obscenely hot temperatures, we haven’t been able to go camping or hiking almost all summer. But we… read more »

Finished project: New York leaf dress

I’m so happy to report that my dress is complete! Friday afternoon I put the finishing touches on the sundress I started last weekend. I’d been getting increasingly frustrated with sewing lately and finally realized what was bogging me down in several of my abandoned projects: the muslins. I decided… read more »

Outfits for going out on the town

Happy Thursday! I thought I’d share a couple of my outfits from the long 4th of July holiday weekend. We ran lots of errands and ate yummy food out all weekend. These were my outfits on Sunday. Now, you’ve already seen my new restyled shorts, but I took them out… read more »

Saturday’s errand outfit

This was the last weekend before the wedding, and it was full of errands and unexpectedly getting a dead car battery replaced. One of the errands took us to Wisconsin, where we stopped for lunch at the new Mars Cheese Castle. So all I have time for this week is… read more »

Finished project: sleeveless blouse for VLV

First and foremost, I want to thank you all so very much for your congratulations and kind comments on my last post. It’s been overwhelmingly wonderful reading all your supportive comments. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ♥ ♥ ♥ I recently bought a pair of 50s capris… read more »

Little outfit details

I am nearly in panic mode about my wardrobe for Viva Las Vegas. This is in part due to the fact that we did an idiotic, massive spring cleaning last year of our home and everything in it, and that’s left me (actually both of us) with some ludicrous holes… read more »

First day of spring

Happy spring, to those of you up here in the Northern Hemisphere! Yesterday morning we decided it was the first weekend day that was nice enough to kick off the outdoor season for us. We love going to state parks and forest preserves for day trips and start doing that… read more »

Winter footwear

I know I’m not the only vintage lover struggling through Winter. It’s a miserable season for vintage clothing and style. During the week I’m commuting in ugly but necessary winter boots. Half the time on the weekends I haven’t been able to avoid them much, either. They aren’t cute. They… read more »

Ivory sweaters

I’ve been trying to decide what color and brand of yarn I’d like to use for the Briar Rose Knit-Along. And I’ve come to a decision on color. Well, it’s sort of a color. Potential stains be damned, I’m going with: ivory. Because I really need a versatile short-sleeved sweater.… read more »

Finished project: Birdie blouse

This weekend I finally finished up a languishing project! My birdie blouse, from vintage Simplicity #4256. I sewed view 3, which is a basic collared blouse with gathers at the shoulder and cuffed short sleeves (I omitted the pocket). I started this blouse about a month ago and it gave… read more »

Thursday outing

Last night we decided to brave the labyrinth of snow walls that now make up our city to go out. Did you know some people here “save” parking spaces once they uncover their car from the snow? Really, it’s a pretty hot issue! Fortunately we don’t have to worry about… read more »

Weekend round-up

This weekend flew by! I didn’t even have any time to knit or sew. Yesterday was the first time we were able to see Mel’s parents to exchange (obviously belated) Christmas gifts, so we had them over for lunch. Then like entertaining superheros, we turned right around and hosted an… read more »

Finished project: Blenders blouse

I finally got photos of my first sewing project of 2011. It was a project I started last year. In fact, it was the last sewing project I touched last year. I am now not 100% sure why I tossed it to the side, but I know one reason was… read more »

Happy New Year

I guess you could say it’s been awhile since I’ve felt like blogging. Nothing happened, I just kept putting off posting photos from our Fall trip to Ireland and I turned around and bim, bam, boom! Suddenly it’s 2011. Happy New Year! While the holiday season has only just finished… read more »