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Retro Gifts to DIY!

Retro Gifts to DIY!

It’s OFFICIALLY holiday crafting season! (YAY!!) Although this year’s celebration will be, shall we say “unique,” that won’t limit our creativity! 🙂 Today’s video highlights some of my favorite retro-inspired gifts to DIY! These projects are so fun to create, that you should plan to […]

Costume or Clothing? Some of Our Favorite Outfits!

Costume or Clothing? Some of Our Favorite Outfits!

Happy Halloween, Everyone! To celebrate, I searched the archives for some of our favorite costume-meets-clothing outfits! Along the way, I got to relive super fun memories and collaborations from past blog posts! (Click on the headings or photos to see the original posts and projects!) […]

Costume or Clothing? Sewing a 1920s Kimono-Style Coat

Costume or Clothing? Sewing a 1920s Kimono-Style Coat

October means it’s costume season, AND the holidays are coming! Obviously, this is the perfect time to show your vintage flare! But have you ever put together the perfect retro outfit, only to discover that the weather didn’t agree with your fashion choice? With temperatures […]

Costume or Clothing: 1930s Hooverette Dress

Costume or Clothing: 1930s Hooverette Dress

It’s Costume Season!!! It’s also a time of pandemics and economic poopiness… What’s a girl to do? Time to sew a dress- obviously! But not just any dress. It’s time to make a dress like those worn by women living in another troubled time- the […]

Costume or Clothing? 1920s

Costume or Clothing? 1920s

October is here! This means, of course, that it’s Costume Season! 🙂 However, we all know that the holidays this year have all been a little wonky. How can we show off our costumes during times of modified celebrations? My answer is to create “costumes” […]

Retro Red, White, and Blue!

Retro Red, White, and Blue!

Happy almost 4th of July! Although this year’s celebration will be different from usual, that doesn’t mean I can’t dress up for it! 😉 Accordingly, I went through my closet to find accessories and vintagey clothing to fit the red, white, and blue theme! The […]

First Time Back… THRIFTING!

First Time Back… THRIFTING!

They day finally arrived! The thrift stores in my area have reopened!!! Aaaahhhhhh! As a dedicated thrifter, I have been looking forward to this day for months! (I also had a large bag of donatables from my pandemic closet cleaning efforts! lol!) I donned my […]

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 […]

Fashion Challenge: Vintage Coat

This winter/spring, I have been “digging deep” into my closet and into my own creative dependence on new inspiration. In an attempt to investigate/use/celebrate clothing from my closet, I found lots of material for seasonal fashion challenges. For these challenges, I will use thrifted items […]