Posts tagged reviews

Review: Pins for pinups DIY retro brooches ebook (and my Headless Horseman version!)

Awhile back—okay, awhiiiiillllllle back—the lovely Brittany from Va-Voom Vintage kindly sent me a copy of her DIY ebook, Pins for Pin-Ups: DIY Brooches for Retro Girls. I’m a retro girl, I love brooches, I love DIY projects, what’s not to love about it?! I knew the ebook would be great,… read more »

Slash-neck winner

Before fall hit here, Jennifer Lauren (of Jennifer Lauren Handmade) contacted me about her latest pattern release, the Gable top, a cute 1950s-inspired tee with a slash neck. Little did she know, but it was the exact same type of top I was hoping to try and backwards architect from… read more »

Clowning around in the park

Remember how I said it went from marginal spring to summer in about 10 seconds flat? Right. One week I was wearing wool sweaters and the next shorts, scrambling to rotate my closet before I blinked and it was fall again and I’d be back to wool. (I mean, I’m… read more »

Review + giveaway: Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book (and a peek at the dress I made from the book)

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book to review on my blog, along with a giveaway at the end of this post! This is Gretchen Hirsch’s third book, which was just released last week. You may also be familiar with… read more »

My new trick to transforming naturally dark eyebrows to match dyed red hair

Here’s a relatively unusual post from me today! I have a makeup tip. It’s something I found so profoundly changed my perception of an area on my face that was bugging me, that I had to share. So today’s post is an ode to MAC Browset! Not a sponsored review… read more »

A new vintage fashion staple with Emmy Design’s señorita top

Recently I had the pleasure of being contacted by Emmy Design, a small Swedish retro clothing company, to work with them on a review of something from their Spring/Summer 2015 collection. They make truly beautiful and quality items that fit in wonderfully into a vintage wardrobe, and I’m thrilled to… 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 »

Sewtionary blog tour: 6 questions with Tasia the Sewaholic

I have a special treat for you today! If you sew clothing, you probably know of Tasia St. Germaine’s pattern line, Sewaholic Patterns (that is, unless you’ve been living under a rock, in which case, please come out). Tasia has just released a book, and I’m thrilled to be a… read more »

Creative necklines class and Craftsy discount

For my final collaboration post with Craftsy, I took one more techniques class, Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines, with Suzy Furrer. I actually started off with the intention of taking another dressmaking class, but I’ve come to realize that at this point in my sewing adventures, I’m really more interested… read more »

The flirty day dress class and Craftsy giveaway

My latest collaboration with Craftsy had me watching a class on how to sew up a particularly cute, vintage-inspired dress! The class is Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress with Laura Nash. Source: Copyright © Craftsy, Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress Laura Nash, by the way, is completely adorable.… read more »

Sew Better, Sew Faster class & Craftsy discount

In my latest post with Craftsy, I watched a class I wasn’t really sure I’d be that into, but I was nevertheless intrigued. It was Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets with Janet Pray. Source: Sew Better, Sew Faster, copyright © Craftsy Now, you may wonder why I wasn’t… read more »

Uncommonly good anniversary mugs

Today is our third wedding anniversary! And with lucky timing, it actually ties in directly to a review I have to share, that I planned especially for today. Awhile back, I had the pleasure of being contacted by Uncommon Goods. Uncommon Goods is a socially-responsible and environmentally-conscious company featuring handcrafted… read more »

A wood watch and a lighthouse

Awhile back, I had the pleasure of being contacted by JORD watches to see if I’d like to review one of their watches. Wood watches, as a matter of fact. Pretty unique, right? I was definitely intrigued. Honestly though, my first thought was that I’d politely decline, as I had… read more »

Nail care mini series: Couture Gel Nail Polish kit review

Today is day five of my mini series on nail care. I’m in Dublin right now, but today you’ll get a very special review to cap off my series this week! I have been using my Sephora Gelshine kit for about two years, but I recently had the immense pleasure… read more »

Fun with tab closures, plus a Craftsy class giveaway!

Hello everyone, I’m here with another post for my series with Craftsy, plus  a fun little giveaway for you, too! Recently, I had the pleasure of taking a new class, Creative Closures: 8 Unique Techniques, taught by Marsha McClintock. I’ve learned over the last year or so that I absolutely… read more »

Mastering zippers with the help of Craftsy

Today is my first collaboration with Craftsy! I revisited a class that I already had viewed, actually. It’s the (free!) Mastering Zipper Techniques with Sunni Standing. The class covers invisible zippers, slot seam zippers and lapped zippers. The really nice part is that it also covers inserting a slot seam… read more »

Retrolite love! A Classic Hardware jewelry review

I have an affinity for costume jewelry. And while my tastes can vary, I often tend to lean towards the plastics. The colorful, bold baubles of Bakelite, celluloid, and all manner of vintage and retro plastics in-between. Such fun! I had the immense pleasure of being sent a few such… read more »

Ever After outfit: A Shabby Apple dress review

Recently I was tickled to be contacted by Shabby Apple to see if I’d like to review one of their dresses. Adorable retro dresses? Yes, please! Shabby Apple has lots of cute dress and skirts in their vintage clothing section. Their styles are influenced by eras gone by, with a… read more »

A Stitch in Time Vol. 2

I’m not sure why I waited so long (oh yes, I kept forgetting!) but I finally pre-ordered A Stitch in Time, Volume 2. I am so excited for this book! Susan Crawford (who blogs at Just Call Me Ruby) and Jane Crawford also put out A Stitch in Time, Volume… read more »