Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Winter Warmers

When people think of vintage fashion its very easy to think of cute summer dresses and playsuits such as these:

For me, winter is the hardest time to incorporate vintage style into my everyday wardrobe. The fact that i feel  the cold all the time in the winter makes me dust off the hoodies and thicker jumpers in order to keep warm. This as you can well imagine isn't what i would like to be wearing so this year to make an effort to buy some simple pieces that will keep me warm in this coming British winter.

Wearing your faves all year round:
There are ways in which you can make your pieces last all year. One option would be layering; to either wear something under or over your dresses to keep you warm. This will allow you to still wear all your pretty dresses when jack frost nips at your nose!

Jumpers and cardigans:
I believe that for every vintage girl these items are key in the winter. As i said before they can be worn over dresses to look stylish in the coming cold months but also teamed up with a cute shirt and a pair of high waisted trousers a few jumpers have to be a staple in your wardrobe.

Photo from Fleur's Blog

Is it pants or trousers?
Whatever you call them they can be a good addition to a winter wardrobe if you get the right style. I think that high waisted trousers are definitely the way to go as not only do they look fab, you don't have to worry about the dreaded muffin top that you get with hip hugger trousers. You don't have to do away with the jeans either. Grab yourself a pair of wide leg jeans with a cuff and 50's chick is just an accessory away.

Photo from Casey's Blog 

A good stylish coat can be one of the most important things you can invest in for the winter months. Vintage coats can make a dent in your savings however they really are an investment. If you are a confident sewer it might be an option to buy a patter be it modern or vintage to sew yourself a glorious piece that will serve you for many years to come. This option can be pricey as the cost of good quality material can mount up depending on how many meters you need.

Tights, tights and more tights:
Tights or stockings are a must in the winter. Got to keep those tootsies warm and they can add that little something different to an outfit.

Photo from Modcloth

Here are some things on my wishlist, I haven't bought any of these item yet but hopefully i will be able to get some for this winter.

This coat is a pattern from the lovely Gertie for Butterick. I would love to be able to make this coat.

Plaid Set (Bouffant)
This dress is from and i think it would be a great winter dress.

Knitwear Sailor Jo Cardigan Sailor
Cardigan from I am in need of the knitwear.

Trust me these are but a few of the things on my wishlist but i wont put it all on here as this would be a SUPER LONG post!! haha 

Let me know what is on your wishlist for this winter

Hugs and kisses

Friday, 7 September 2012

My new love

Guys and girls i feel i owe you an  explanation. During for the past week i have been otherwise distracted from my blog by my new found love and i would like to introduce you all to that love now.

It's my new sewing machine!!!!!!
Did i fool you guys into thinking i got a new man? haha probably not hey! Plus I'm kinda attached to my man and I'd quite like to keep him around haha.

My gorgeous fella kindly switched things around in our spare room (or as i prefer to call it) my sewing room so that the table i have at the moment can support this hefty beast!
I was kindly given this stunner from an uncle and i have fallen head over heels for it. I was previously sewing on a basic machine that still works a treat. However with me branching out into new territory in dressmaking and taking on different fabrics i was itching to get my hands on a new machine. Luckily i have an amazing haberdashery/sewing machine store near where i live and i would visit regularly to see if they had any reconditioned machines within my budget but i always seemed to miss out on the goodies that were on offer there. I put it down to fate myself as i have one heck of a goodie waiting for me.

Needless to say i have been to the fabric store already and picked myself up some fabric to start a few new projects including a rather special mystery project for my little sis but more on that later.Just to wet your appetite, here is the kind of thing I've been looking at!

All in all i have not been more inspired to sew than in these few weeks so watch this space there will be eye candy galore for you to feast your beadys on.

Hugs and Kisses