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Category: DIY Fashion

Pumpkin Time- “Squashwear”

Pumpkin Time- “Squashwear”

It’s PUMPKIN TIME!!! At what other time of year do people slow down to ogle corn mazes or get all giddy about buying squash?! Although sarcasm exists in the world, I’m too busy enjoying my pumpkin spice latte to worry too much! 🙂 I’m also […]

Costume Time: 1950’s-1960’s

Costume Time: 1950’s-1960’s

Bring on the bright dresses and loads of accessories! This week’s costume inspiration is coming straight from the 1950’s and 60’s! We included some of our favorite vintage and thrifted outfits as well as plenty of DIY accessories! Fun looks for costumes, dress up, and […]

Costume Time: 1930s-1940s

Costume Time: 1930s-1940s

This week’s costume post highlights our favorite looks from the 1930’s and 40’s! Some outfits are all thrifted, while others feature refashioned pieces and diy accessories! Grab your sparkly jewelry, and don’t forget the lipstick, Ladies! Refashioned Button-Up, Vintage Style Vintage a la Thrift Store: […]

Costume Time: 1920’s

Costume Time: 1920’s

It’s costume time again! 🙂 Halloween is a month away, so it’s the perfect time to start putting together snazzy vintage looks! Over the next several weeks, we will feature outfits and diy’s inspired by our favorite decades in fashion. We hope you get inspired […]

Sewing Journey: Regency-Inspired Costume

Sewing Journey: Regency-Inspired Costume

I looove efficiency. When I finally got the bodice of my fit-and-flare dress to actually FIT, I began envisioning ways to reuse that bodice pattern. My first idea was a Renaissance-inspired overdress which will appear in the blog soon. My next idea was a Regency-inspired […]

Halloween Season at Goodwill- Shop Vintage Now!

Halloween Season at Goodwill- Shop Vintage Now!

It may be September, but our Goodwill thrift stores are ready for Halloween! Regardless of your costuming needs, this is one of the best times to search for vintage and vintage-inspired items! Many thrift stores save up costumes and vintage clothing specifically for Halloween season, […]

Apple Time!

Apple Time!

It’s apple season, and we’re just rolling in apples around here! Time for some apple crafts, starting with a suitable pair of earrings! I found some apple-shaped buttons and removed the button hole on the back using wire cutters. I glued on the backings and […]

1940’s Headscarf DIY

1940’s Headscarf DIY

Headscarves are a recent discovery of mine, as I love creating 1940’s looks, but have hair that is inappropriately short for the decade! (I also love snoods. Check out my diy here!) I failed, however, in my attempts to scarf my head until I discovered […]

Sewing Journey: Fit & Flare Dress

Sewing Journey: Fit & Flare Dress

You know those projects that end up being more involved and time consuming than you had planned and become an epic journey of learning, failing, and occasionally succeeding? My summer journey involved sewing- learning fundamental techniques while increasing my ability to sew from patterns. Although […]

The One Hour Dress: Day 2

The One Hour Dress: Day 2

As you may conclude from the title of this and last week’s posts, the vintage “One Hour Dress” pattern has required more time than its name would suggest. Since I have much to learn about sewing, I have chalked this and several similar projects up […]