Friday, October 1, 2010

New Dress and Fall Wishlist

There was a few warm sunny days this week which gave me an opportunity to wear one of my new dresses from the T.O. clothing show:

The show itself was a bit of a disappointment. There were a lot of vendors there claiming to sell vintage, but I don't consider 1980's t-shirts "vintage". Despite the lack of real vintage, I managed to get this super cute 1950s day dress and a 1960's summer dress (it looks great with a sweater so I am hoping to wear it into the colder weather).

The cold weather has now taken over and seems to be here to stay. So far my wish list for the fall season includes:
-several more sweaters in fun colours
-a decent pair of boots (no heel so I can wear them on a daily basis)
-a black cloche to match my coat
-another pair of trousers

I've gotten very ambitious and am trying to knit this skirt in a charcoal grey. At the current rate of progress I suspect it will be done around 2019.

That's All.


  1. What a cute dress! Good luck on the skirt... Reminds me I need to make a stop at the craft store and get some yarn!

  2. hey, nice dress find! I had heard that show is a bust; thanks for the review. That skirt you want to knit is cuuuuuuute!!!

  3. Lovely embroidery on the dress. I do actually like 80s t-shirts in their place, but the catch-all term 'vintage' can make shopping really difficult when you are into specific periods.

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  5. Sorry, I stuffed up my last comment so had to delete and start again. Here goes:

    Hi there,

    Beautiful dress - what a great find! Love the close up of the detail on the fabric. Very pretty. Is that a petticoat I see underneath? Did it come built into the dress or is it a separate item?

    Love your blog!

  6. Super cute dress! Add some tights and a sweater, and you should be good to go for the winter!


  7. Thanks everyone :)

    @vintage_belle: I have my crinoline underneath. I wear it with most of my 1950s dresses because it gives them some much needed poof :)

  8. Hi Kate!

    I just awarded you:

    I hope it is alright with you..

    Frl. Irene Palfy