Friday, March 2, 2012

Antique shopping again...

After class today I jumped on a bus to go to the antique market. I love the antique market but by bus it takes a long time to get there so I only go once every few weeks. Which is just as well because I can't leave there without spending money. Once I spent my grocery money for the week on a Victorian hat I just couldn't leave behind... Who needs food? Luckily this week I was much more restrained in my purchases. I am trying to adopt a "use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without" attitude, but after a looong week at school I deserved a few little goodies right?

But first here's what I wore: 
(The only place in my room with enough lighting and room for outfit photos is on my bed. Just thought I should add that in case any of you are wondering why I am standing on my bed haha)

Outfit Details:
1920's-style Dress: Made using this tutorial (same fabric as my pink dress. I found a few meters in a clearance bin so I scooped it up!) I used seam binding instead of facings. 
Sweater: I'm going to say vintage. Technically I stole it from my dad, but it's old enough to call vintage. 
Stockings: I just chopped the legs of a pair of tights.
Earrings and Hair Bow: Made by me

Want to know what you can buy with $15? Turns out a heck of a lot!! I bought a large bundle of what appeared to be embroidery and knitting booklets. Only when I got home and opened it did I realize how large it really was! Most of the booklets are from the 1940s, but there are a few later ones as well. The majority of the pile is embroidery designs and crochet booklets, but there is also knitting and some general needlework booklets. I'm thinking a few of these might end up in a giveaway when I hit 300 followers ;)

The pile of brown papers in the other picture is actually a pile of embroidery designs! Here is one just to show you how adorable they are!
I also bought this rather sad looking sieve. It was $5 which seemed a bit high, but I think it is from the 1940's and still in working condition. I plan on putting this to good use in my kitchen. This was a practical purchase since I needed a sieve.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I have to spend most of it studying but hopefully I can find time for some baking as well. 

That's All.


  1. For me, splurging a little bit here and there makes it a lot easier to be thriftier in the long run. And who really NEEDS food anwyay? ;)

  2. The embroidery designs looks like tattoo stencils. So bloody cute!

  3. Aww I am the same, I love going to the car boot sales, charity and vintage shops but if it is going to be a choice between food, I stay well clear of them! I hope you had a chance to get away from your studies to bake! :) Zoë x

  4. Your outfit is lovely!!! The sweater is beautiful, I'm a huge fan of sweaters. I do the same thing after a long week of school, doing something for yourself makes the weekend so much nicer! :)

  5. I love your dress it's so feminine. What a find on all those booklets!

  6. Wow you got some amazing things! I love your dress and the material is gorgeous! XxxX

  7. those embroidery patterns! so awesome! i want to see more!


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