Friday, 30 November 2012

Busy Bee!


I have been a little busy lately... But here is a photo of my outfit yesterday. I just popped down to the post office and supermarket but I felt fabulous.

As you may know my talented mum made me this dress. I'm going to use this pattern again and make a dress using some really sweet cherry print fabric I recently bought!

I'm not enjoying the really hot Sydney weather, I miss winter already!

Friday, 23 November 2012

The Waterfront!

I just want to share some photos of the waterfront where I take my dogs walking quite a lot.

We have a big long pathway to go walking on, lots of people take their dogs here, people use it to go bicycle riding and just have a nice time as it's such a beautiful, peaceful place to be.

The clouds looked so interesting today and got some lovely photos!

Look at Leo having the best time ever!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

My latest Sewing Project!

Hi everyone,

Wow three blog posts over two days! You can tell that I have finished university... I completed this dress a couple of days ago. I used a vintage 1950s pattern and vintage fabric!

It's just a simple dress, nothing complicated and a good dress made with light fabric for hot Australian summer days. I could wear it to the beach or to cafes after the beach - it's a simple casual, throw-over dress for the warmer weather.

I'm starting to make something a little more fancier and tailored now though.

I made the version on the right, however, I decided not to put pockets on the dress, maybe next time.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Delicate Little Flowers

Over the last two days I made a vintage inspired floral fascinator.

I've always wanted to have my own 1950s style floral hat/fascinator and after gaining some inspiration online I set off to Lincraft and Spotlight knowing exactly what I wanted!

I was after delicate flowers of various colours, I wanted it to be feminine, pretty, fun and reminiscent of the beautiful floral hats worn by women in the 1950s.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Out and About!

Hi everyone!

I recently went to a local fundraiser and saw a local production of Grease... Here are some photos!
 Hell Bunny Ursula Dress and my 1950s beaded/tapestry purse

Monday, 12 November 2012

Photos of my Grandma (1950s) - Part 1

Hello everyone!

I am going to share some lovely photos of my Grandma and her friends from the 1950s.

Most of her clothes were homemade, as a lot of women did make their own dresses back in the day.

Grandma was a fun and adventurous young women who loved to go on tours to meet new people and make friends along the way... She adored dresses and pretty things too.

I think we look quite similar!

I'll be posting a series of photos on the blog over time, enjoy!

Grandma looking lovely in a pretty dress!


Once upon a time...

I went to a local op-shop and found a brand new YSL bustier with high quality metal garter clips and it only cost a magical $15!

I couldn't believe my luck and it is like a dream to wear... 

Sunday, 11 November 2012

A Quick Outfit Post!

Hi everyone,

Here is a quick outfit post... The nautical shirt is vintage and the blue skirt is a modern ex-army skirt from a camping/army clothing recycle shop!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

A Peaceful Old House

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the lack of posts... I'm still busy with university! I have one more report to finish and then I am done with university forever!

I have been continuing with my work placement at a local newspaper publication and have had the opportunity to write articles (amongst other various things). I am quite excited as I have been listed as a journalist in the last few newspapers I have worked on.

I've tried to find time for sewing and have started working on a dress using a vintage pattern and fabric and will post photos once I get the chance to finish it.

Here are some photos of myself hanging out in this old house where my father has been working and renovating for his customers. I wanted to get a couple of photos in the kitchen before it gets modernised... I might be able to keep the funky cupboards.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Glamour Girl!

Hi everyone,

I'd like to share some photos from my recent photoshoot I had a couple of months ago. I used all of my own clothing and props! :)

 My R&K Original 1950s vintage dress

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