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Sewing a 1940s Dress (for my birthday!)

Sewing a 1940s Dress (for my birthday!)

Sometimes you just HAVE to make a project happen! I had a vintage pattern, nearly vintage fabric, some stress to burn off, and an occasion coming up- my birthday! 🙂 It was high time to get sewing! You may recognize the vintage pattern from this […]

1980’s Meets 1940’s: “Vintage” Style on a Budget

1980’s Meets 1940’s: “Vintage” Style on a Budget

It is time to address two very important and seemingly incongruous topics: vintage style on a budget AND dresses from the 1980’s. Though these subjects conjure very different mental images, I have discovered a link between the two! Let’s examine the first topic- dressing vintage […]

Valentine’s Vintage- 1940s

Valentine’s Vintage- 1940s

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to bring out your retro finery! Real vintage, modern re-makes, thrift store scores, and homemade accessories are all present in this outfit! Believe it or not, my earrings and purse are the only true vintage items! This dress is […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Retro Beach Attire

Retro Beach Attire

During my 10 Decades in 10 Days Fashion Challenge, I experienced first hand what people may have worn during summers in the past. As I had two beach trips planned during the ten day period, I had to come up with beach-appropriate-but-still-vintage-inspired outfits! Needless to […]

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1930’s-1940’s

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1930’s-1940’s

While scrolling through Pinterest, I became intrigued by pictures of vintage patterns. Many of these patterns had been originally published in old periodicals but were recently scanned and posted online! I decided to try some of these patterns to see if I could follow them […]

Holiday Accessories: 1940’s Style!

Holiday Accessories: 1940’s Style!

Merry Christmas, Everyone! To celebrate, I’m sprucing up a refashioned dress with homemade accessories, just like they might have done in the 1940’s! I searched my craft store for vintagey silk poinsettias and holly, shoe clips, pin backings, hair clips, felt, and glue! I tackled […]