I’m having myself a special Cleo day: going to the art museum, dressed in my handmade wedding dress (it wasn’t made for that, just ended up being the perfect dress for a courthouse wedding), and did my hair and makeup. Mostly because I was in overalls all day yesterday and did so much work I literally couldn’t move by the end of the day. Also, #memademay#sewcute#diy#sewretro#vintagepatterns#vintagesewing
I found this piece of lightweight wool on a sutler's clearance table, and I originally bought it thinking it would make a nice 1930s men's coat. When I got home I found out it was short about a yard for that, but, lucky me, I have just enough to make this 1930s ladies coat and cape. I think the fabric fits perfectly with that pattern, so clearly it was meant to be. Grey is my favorite color, so I'm happy it worked out. I will mix some dove gray, blue, and burgundy into the outfit somewhere. #sewing#vintage#vintagepatterns#clothing#fashion#1930s#plaid
I love vintage pattern envelopes. All the features, all the styles offered.
My biggest brain trip in design and when choosing vintage for myself is length. In the hotter months, short allows those breezes right through the legs and gives a small break from the sweltering heat. But full length is perfect for when I want to hide my hairy legs (I was given a complex about them when I was young bc my hair is SO DARK. Clearly, I haven’t gotten over it.) What are you looking for in your muu? Just below the knee? To the ground? Or perhaps somewhere in between hanging out around the shin?
House of Lu #comingsoon#jointhemuumuuvement
And these are the highlights of the other part of the haul. Guys, GUYS. The Betty Crocker recipe cards from 1971 is just 😱 -this was one of those few fond things I remember from my childhood. The genetic donor had a set of these and I used to look at all the recipes in longing. She never made any of them so I never got to eat anything good, but it's just cool to have found the same ish cards I used to spend so much time staring at so I can try and Paleo up these things from 197frickin1, you know? <-not sure how many are missing but I spent a bit digging through the bin where they were (spilled and loose so I was finding the cards all over) then was lucky enough to find the actual holder case at the end. Found another cool Caboodle too, can never have enough of them apparently, and the Chibi found me a 1984 Peter Rabbit calendar which is just 😍
Also, that Beauty and the Beast book has been on my childrens book wishlist for years so I was pretty happy to see it in the bin 👍 #outletfinds#thrifting#secondhandfinds#treasurehunting#vintagebettycrocker#vintagestickers#fairytalebooks#vintagecaboodles#vintagepatterns#love
Today’s #vintagefashionchallenge is all about “missing pieces.” This is an easy one for me. I do not have enough blouses and shirts — vintage or me me made. If I’m sewing, a shirt seems too boring. When I’m shopping, tops never pique my interest. While I should force myself to sew a whole lot of blouses and skip the dressmaking, I know that I’m just not disciplined enough. #1940sstyle#1940sfashion#vintagepatterns
#thevintagefashionchallenge Day 21 - Missing Pieces: I am now attending a lot of Networking Meetings lately to promote my tailoring business, so need to make a few smart vintage styled dresses/outfits for my wardrobe. I seem to be particularly drawn to the 1950s at the moment, and currently trying to find vintage style fabrics for these particular designs. G x @liveinmylab @jenni.lee.knits @makethislook @tinyangrycrafts #vintagepatterns#1950spattern
Back in January when we were making our goals for 2018, we decided to commit to make our clothes this year. Last year we tackled our wardrobe and everyone only has one shelf dedicated to clothes. Now that we know what we need I've gathered a few patterns, browsed my grandma's fabric collection and brushed up on my sewing skills. Finished my dress and apron this week 😊 I plan on doing one more dress, a dirndl. As well as two more aprons. The boys need some new pants though so on to the boys clothes! Broadfall pants and collar shirts. Wish me luck 😅 .