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Nifty Gifties: DIY Painted Leggings

Nifty Gifties: DIY Painted Leggings

Huzzah! The season of crafting is officially here! 🙂 Not that we don’t craft throughout the year, but now it’s a no-holes-barred kind of crafting. Christmas is coming, and we need gifts! We feel no shame (ok, less shame) in creating giant craft messes, spending […]

Plaidvember PJ Project

Plaidvember PJ Project

Early Bird Crafters, this is YOUR season to shine! Come mid-November, all those Christmas craft and shopping projects are fair game, although you may want to wait a bit on baking and decorating… (At least wait until after Thanksgiving?) Also, don’t let on if you […]

Plaidvember- 1940s Dress Refashion

Plaidvember- 1940s Dress Refashion

Happy “Plaid-vember,” a month of (mostly) plaid-themed fashion and diy’s! We start things off with a project from the archives! I completed this project a while ago, but saved it for plaid month! Here is the plaid 1990’s dress I started with… Based on the […]

Sewing Journey: Renaissance Costume

Sewing Journey: Renaissance Costume

Sewing… It’s a journey. You never know what you’ll be inspired to make next! You probably remember my first foray into a “very easy” Vogue pattern this summer. Several days and two dresses later, I had a wearable fit-and-flare dress that you can see in […]

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!

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, […]