Posts filed in Vintage Wardrobe

Finished project: bias-cut green skirt

I have a new favorite skirt! Okay yes, it’s not that exciting. But I’ve needed at least one (okay several) good, basic skirt for ages, and finally I sat down to change that. I can’t tell you how many times I look into my closet, pick a blouse, then look… read more »

Finished project: No-more-sewing-slump dress

I mentioned it in my giveaway post (one last day to enter!), but I finished the dress I was working on that finally kicked the sewing slump out of me. Yee haw! This pattern is a 1940s house dress, Simplicity 4660. You can see my copy is in really rough… read more »

Finished project: So neat and sweet jersey

Finally, I have a finished project to share with you all! It’s about time. This is my latest sweater, with the delicate name of So Neat and Sweet in her Simple V-Necked Jersey (pattern link on Ravelry, my project page on Ravelry). It’s from A Stitch in Time Volume 2.… read more »

Coral on my mind {and my lips}

Hello everyone! I’ve been obsessed with the color coral for quite some time. I think since last spring! I got a gift certificate to Sephora for my birthday, and I decided to splurge on a lipstick I’d been wanting to try for awhile. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in Rose… read more »

In blues & plaids outfits {and post-haircut}

Thursday evening, I got a haircut, as you know. I went for a shorter version of pretty much my usual, so basically a short middy. I had a long talk with my stylist about how I’d style a curl fluff on top, and she cut my hair so that I… read more »

Checkered birthday outfit

Happy 35th birthday to me! Here’s to my first outfit post in our new yard. I’m so excited to have an outdoor space now. It was a rather cold and miserable day (as often happens to us April birthday babies), so lots of wool was in order. Unfortunately you can’t… read more »

Sunday Pictorial Beret

I can’t believe as I’m posting this, I’ve reached over 500 followers. Wow! I must say I’m incredibly humbled and flattered that there are that many of you who actually want to read about my mundane little life. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway for this milestone, but… read more »

My lovely stranded cardigan!

Hi everyone, I’m back home! I have massive catching up to do on my feed reader. My, how everyone’s been posting like a maniac! We had a lovely, albeit somewhat brief, trip to my mom’s outside of Washington, D.C. I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet up with any D.C.… read more »

Saturday evening outfit & haircut

We’re off to my mom’s tomorrow. So before we jet, I thought I’d post a quick outfit, mostly to show you all that I got a haircut last weekend! I’d been debating about chopping another few inches off for awhile, and went for it. Now you’ll never see me wearing… read more »

Autumn day outfit #2

Goodness, where has this week gone? That’s what happens when you have a cold. Suddenly it’s Friday and you feel like you haven’t accomplished anything. Since I haven’t had the time to write up a blog post, you’ll have to make do with another outfit post. Last weekend we went… read more »

An autumn day outfit

I haven’t done a real outfit post in awhile! Yes, that’s my Halloween beret. While I had my jacket on for most of the pictures in that post, these photos were taken the same day, just sans jacket and scarf. Cheeky, no? This is what I was wearing for the… read more »

A very spoooooky Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone! Guess what spooooky project I’ve been keeping under my hat? Well okay, not under my hat. It is my hat! And surely a spooky bit of knitting will help strike the fear of Halloween into you! There are creepy black bats, flying across an orange background… Skeletons… read more »

My perfect satchel

Hi everyone! Well I’ve been super excited reading everyone’s comments and stories on my post about bras and the 1940s bustline. Even if it’s frustrating, isn’t there some solidarity in knowing every one of us, no matter our shape or size, has some of the same concerns and issues? Anyway,… read more »

Adventures in recreating the 1940s bust silhouette

This post is a long time in the making! Grab a cup of tea and sit down for a spell. Let’s talk about something that most people, vintage aficionados or not, probably don’t even think much about: the bust line silhouette. A delicate combination of the bra you’re wearing and,… read more »

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 »