Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Reproduction vintage and buttons

As I've started my collection of vintage clothing I've found myself realising that my figure and height etc is more suited to the older styles from the 40s than modern day clothes! For example, I bought some reproduction 1940s jeans recently from 20th century
And I'm loving have jeans with a waist! No more hip hugging jeans which are very unflattering. I also bought a Bettie Page inspired jumper with three quarter sleeves and a shorter body which sits perfectly on my waist - no more big and baggy jumpers that swamp me. Brilliant website with beautiful reproduction clothes and I'm addicted already :)

And now for some delicate work as I try to mend the buttons on my 40s wedding dress for tomorrow. Wish me luck as I feel very nervous sewing on something so beautiful and old.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

My photographer....

Nearly forgot to thank my photographer who is my 7year old aspiring vintage collector too , thanks Kimmy xx

Vintage ball outfit and hair

So my outfit is also sorted now and I took some pictures today after the hairdresser played with my hair. Trying to channel Rita With my hair style :) I think Donnie from Rainbow Rooms in Stirling did a fab job!

Then my jeans also arrived from 20th century Foxy and they fit perfect so I posted some pictures too.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Shoes again and jeans

My ballroom 1940 style shoes arrived and look perfect with my 1940 cocktail dress! Do pleased and now already for the Victory ball next week...I'll be taking loads of photos of all the vintage outfits next week and can't wait.

I have also ordered some 1940 replica jeans for my work and as soon as they arrive ill post a photo and more info!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012


With only 2 weeks to go till the 1940s victory ball I'm starting to panic about shoes! I did find some lovely 1940s inspired shoes which work well with everyday outfits (picture below) but nothing to match my cocktail dress!

So tomorrow I'm off to an antique shop in Stirlingshire to source ratings and shoes...I'll post lots of photos. In the meantime I welcome any comments on ideas for 1940s shoes ( I'm mainly thinking ballroom style sandals would work best?)

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Knitted 1920s style knew lace finished!

Hurrah I've finished the knitted knecklace. Really was rather fiddly and I skipped crocheting a chain as it didn't thread through the knitted beads! Sometimes you just have to improvise with these patterns and I used a single strand of wool instead.

Pictures below and I hope my friend likes her wee vintage inspired gift :)

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Vintage life magazine

Been unable to blog for a while as I started a new job full time on a children's farm as an admissions supervisor. Lovely place but my uniform is a hoodie and jeans - not very vintage! So I may have to look at getting some 1940s jeans... lots of new things have happened since my last post :

Very excited to find my picture in Vintage Life magazine this month both my own creation for Goodwood and the 1940s wedding dress for the victory ball in 2 weeks. Crazy seeing my picture in print!

My 1920s necklace gift is still in production and I've banned myself from starting my next project till then, but I'm off to a fabric shop in Glasgow tomorrow and I'm sure I'll come back with my next project!