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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? 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vintage a la Thrift Store: 1960’s

Vintage a la Thrift Store: 1960’s

A huge advantage AND disadvantage to thrift store shopping is the fact that you never know what you will find! Sometimes you find exactly what you are looking for and other times no such luck… Of course, there are the days when you find something […]

Vintage a la Thrift Store: 1930’s Holiday Edition

Vintage a la Thrift Store: 1930’s Holiday Edition

Fashions from the 1930’s are a challenge. For a long time, I assumed that most people dressed in hand-me-downs, like the orphans in the Annie musical. Turns out I was totally wrong. Times were tight, but there were some fabulous fashion statements made in the […]

Costume Time: 1920’s Style!

Costume Time: 1920’s Style!

I used the think that 1920’s costumes were challenging to create. Over time, I have found that it’s very possible to turn thrift store garments into “mod” looks! Today’s post features some of our favorite 1920’s outfits and a range of crafting commitment. Bring on […]