Saturday, March 30, 2013

Knitting Night

The more I wear vintage-style clothes the more I love them. I have recently shifted away from "real" vintage to pieces I've sewn myself. For example, I now have a number of blouses made from 1940's patterns (such as the one I'm wearing below). While I truly love vintage pieces, I find it more practical to wear clothing I don't need to worry about as much. I get rather over protective of my real vintage and it does make it less enjoyable to wear on a daily basis. Me-made clothing allows me to wear the styles I want, without worrying about staining or tearing them. It also means I can get exactly the outfit I want, as finding 20s/30s day-wear can be difficult and expensive (especially for poor recent graduates). 

I wore my new 1940's style blouse for my weekly knitting night with Britt. We have started knitting in coffee shops once a week, and have plans to try and get other knitters to join us. Britt just finished knitting a toy-mouse to practise her fair-isle skills. I'm working on socks (as my portable project. I have a number of other projects at home) done on two needles. I'm not a fan of double-pointed needles so I knit my socks flat then sew them up. I especially love this construction method because it makes it easy to knit two socks at once.

That's All.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

How to Make Your Dressing Table Attractive (1929)

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Friday, March 22, 2013

New Boots

 I spent a lovely day today in Bobcaygeon with my mother and grandmother. We had a great time and did a good bit of shopping. My big purchase for the day was a pair of nice rubber boots. They are technically a birthday gift but I am getting them now so I can wear them in the spring (instead of waiting until June). They have a warm, fuzzy lining and a corset-like detail at the back. I plan on getting some satin ribbon to coordinate with my spring coat. I just had to go for a walk in the woods to try them out when we arrived home. Oh boy, was it chilly outside! 

That's All. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Clara Cloche

Hey everyone. My (relatively new) laptop unfortunately died and has been sent away from repairs, so I will not be able to post much until I get it back. However, I did manage to finish my latest hat pattern before it broke. Introducing the Clara Cloche:

The pattern is now available in my Etsy store for only $3.  And as a bonus for my blog readers, use the coupon code NEWPATTERN to get 25% off your next pattern purchase (this includes any pattern in my shop). 

I hope everyone is having a great week and I will be back to blogging as soon as possible. 

That's All. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Menswear Inspired

Outfit details
Wool Sweater: Vintage
Trousers: Can't remember 
Blouse: Smart Set
Silk Tie: Vintage
Earrings: Made by me

 I have been very inspired by menswear lately. It is still quite cold where I live, so dresses/skirts are not the most comfortable option. Wide leg trousers + sweater + tie has become my everyday look. It is easy and,  most importantly, warm! And can I just add how much I love wearing a tie?

And for anyone who is curious, I finished the mystery puzzle! It took a couple days but was a lot of fun. There was just one piece missing....

I also thought I would share my new sunglasses. It is downright hard to find 20s/30s style sunglasses! I have been looking for ages but finally found this pair at Zehrs. Yes, the grocery store. They should be available at the Superstore grocery stores as well if anyone else is looking for a pair. 

That's All. 

(PS: I only just realized that I had the settings wrong on my Flickr account and it wasn't letting people pin some images to Pinterest. I've fixed it so you should be able to pin any of the images from my blog now.)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013