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Sewing: Decades of Style 1930s Overalls

Saturday, 6 October 2018

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One of my latest sewing creations, just in time for the warmer and weather combing two things I love overalls/jumpsuits and light linen fabric.

Photos by mum

Outfit Details

1930s Sweetheart Overalls Pattern - c/o Decades of Style
Linen Fabric - Spotlight
Brooch - c/o Erstwilder
Hat - c/o Unique Vintage
Shoes - Novo

As I gradually make my way through my mountain of sewing patterns this was one I had been excited to sew up for ages, Decades of Style have an amazing variety of vintage inspired sewing patterns. As someone who loves jumpsuits and overalls I knew that I would love this one!

The construction of this jumpsuit was really easy and the instructions were really easy to follow too. I cut size A with a 26inch waist and I was so impressed (and proud) of the fit in the end, I didn't need to make any adjustments either, the only thing I did was move the buttons after I found the top falling a bit low but once I did it sat perfectly.

I love the back of these overalls, the open back with straps look oh so good, the wide leg trousers were even the perfect length for me and I love the shape of the bodice. I was going to use the same colour cotton for the overalls but decided to go with a contrasting white cotton for something different because that's how I roll... I did however use a closer cotton match for the zip.

Because the bodice is lined I could easily go without a bra but I did put a strapless underneath when I wore it out here, I just pushed the back of it really low, I will probably chuck it over bikinis at times too. Another way I will style it is with a white t-shirt layered underneath because I like that look and it's also a good way to protect my skin on really hot days.

My overalls got a little wrinkled because I was doing a fair bit of driving before I pulled over for blog photos but hey that is life. The linen I used is such a lovely dusty pink and it's such great fabric for warm weather. I'd lover to make these again in maybe a floral linen or even a darker version, maybe corduroy. I would definitely recommend this pattern!

Thing have been extra quiet around here due to sewing, work, life and the fact that it's my best friends wedding this month!!!! Hope all is well for you all.

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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In the Garden

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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Afternoon sun and a super cute jumpsuit!

Outfit Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Peeble Spot Jumpsuit - c/o Princess Highway
Hat also by Princess Highway (bought in Melbourne earlier this month)
Brooch - c/o Erstwilder
Shoes - c/o Shoe Fun

My final post for my September collaboration with Princess Highway and this is probably my favourite piece (and photos). Yes, another jumpsuit... I can't help it that I love them!

I bought a jumpsuit in a different print when I first visited Melbourne in January (see here on my Instagram) so I was really excited when I saw this version in store this month in Melbourne. The fabric is nice a cool, it hardly wrinkles and the cut of this jumpsuit is just perfection for summer. It has a cute square neckline which is my favourite, a fitted wait, wide legs, a back zip and a cut-out back with a tie detail. All of these features are a perfect combination and so now I have two different prints in this style to choose from, yay! Oh and pockets!

Wearing size 8, it is a comfortable fit that looks good too. I'm not usually big on polka dots but with this green they look perfect. It's a beautiful shade of green and I just love wearing green. 

We took these photos at a beautiful community garden and after a day of driving it was nice to spend sometime here with the dogs, the afternoon light was so pretty too

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Flowers and Bees

Sunday, 23 September 2018

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Wearing another new season design by Princess Highway and getting excited about spring!

Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Flower and Bee Dress - c/o Princess Highway
Hat - Op-shop (thrifted)
Shoes - I Love Billy

Comfy and breathable fabrics are always a must for the warm weather in Australia and I fell in love with this beautiful linen dress the moment I saw it. I'm finding myself drawn to yellow even more and this combined with purple flowers and bees is the ultimate combination and so very spring! 

Linen always wears so well in summer, I love it so much in fact that I am currently making a linen jumpsuit and have lots of fabric on my wishlist. This sweet and modest length is a little different to my usual dresses but I just think it really adds to the charm of this dress. I am wearing size 8 and love the fit, the waist tie makes the cutest bow too. Worn with a big hat and some cute heels, this is an easy but perfect combination for a spring look. It would also look cute with stockings in Autumn too, so maybe I will have to try that too.

I have one more new season design by Princess Highway coming in a few days and I can't wait to share!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Jumping into Spring

Monday, 17 September 2018

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Kicking off spring and the warmer weather in this gorgeous jumpsuit by Princess Highway!





Photos by Mum

Outfit Details

Celeste Jumpsuit - c/o Princess Highway
Hat - Also Princess Highway
Cardigan - Collectif
Shoes - I Love Billy

Princess Highway is one of my favourite brands, their designs are always retro, cute, quirky and they always release floral prints too. 

A couple of weeks ago I was in Melbourne for a few days and luckily I got a chance to pop into Princess Highway on Swanston St, I went to this store in January too, the staff are always so lovely and so helpful which makes it a great shopping experience. It's always a highlight of my trip to pop into these stores to try lots of things on.

I can never resist a jumpsuit and the Celeste is perfect for Spring and Summer, I wore it out for a second time today but layered it with a three quarter red stripe top which looked really cute. I am wearing size 8 and although it has some extra room I like that for this pinafore type of jumpsuit, this makes it perfect for dog walks and just enjoying a more relaxed fit. 

The tie up straps are one of my favourite features, they look so cute and are functional oh and it also has pockets too! The culotte style pants are super comfy and always a winning style for the warmer weather. I have another jumpsuit and a super cute dress by Princess Highway coming to the blog soon so be sure to keep an eye out!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

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Featuring the most beautiful backpack by Spencer & Rutherford which is also perfectly practical too!

Outfit photos by my brother / Other photos by me

Outfit Details

Pippa Backpack - c/o Spencer & Rutherford
Brooch - Erstwilder
Coat - Collectif (From a few years ago)
Dress - c/o Emily and Fin (past season)
Headband - Sportsgirl
Shoes - I Love Billy

Spring has sprung in Australia but the weather has still been rather cool and windy, it will be for a bit longer but we are feeling a bit of a change and more flowers continue to bloom.

I am featuring another beautiful bag by Spencer & Rutherford. I love backpacks as much as I love handbags, it makes me happy to see beautiful quirky ones like this readily available. You can totally be cute and practical with a backpack like this with your outfit and hey I can even fit my slr camera inside (which is better on the shoulders and for the safety of my equipment).

This is technically a mini bag but as I mentioned above, if I want to pack my camera in I can and I can fit everything that I would usually carry in my handbag. This bag has a large zip opening and two smaller ones at the front, it is also very pretty inside with more compartments. I am in love with the colour scheme and beautiful bird design. I can't wait to pair this with my spring and summer looks too.

Also thank you Spencer & Rutherford for interviewing me for this feature on their website!

Kayla - GracefullyVintage xo

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