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Vintage Snappy Saturday–Pool Party

Vintage Snappy Saturday–Pool Party

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By Sara In AZ   We are in the dead of summer and I am pretty much dying in this heat……I think it’s about time for a swim…meet you at the pool everyone! Also, I am completely dying over that kitty swim cap…..EEeeeeEEEeeeEEeeeeee!!!     Image from My Vintage Vogue…

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 8672

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 8672

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by Andrea   It’s been awhile since I’ve had a Retro Pattern Review to share, so I am excited to bring this one to you this week!  We’re taking a look at Simplicity 8672 from 1969.     What do you do when you’ve got a super girly, Star Wars…

Vintage Paper Dolls From the 1940’s – Victory Volunteers and More!

Vintage Paper Dolls From the 1940’s – Victory Volunteers and More!

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By RetroRuth Last week I posted some awesome Cabaret and Ice Skater paper dolls from Eclectic Embrace, and here is Part II! I’ve spent a lot of time online shopping. As one will. Instagram shops and sales are fast becoming my favorite shops (can you say good deals?), and I…

Vintage Paper Dolls From the 1940’s – Cabaret Girls and Ice Skaters

Vintage Paper Dolls From the 1940’s – Cabaret Girls and Ice Skaters

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 By RetroRuth So, anyone else have a late summer cold? I sure do. In fact, my late summer cold has blossomed into a lingering and annoying case of pneumonia. Whee. Since I’ve been pretty much resting constantly, I’ve spent a lot of time online shopping. As one will. Instagram shops…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on Etsy–Beachwear and Accessories

Kool Kitsch For Sale on Etsy–Beachwear and Accessories

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by Andrea   Last week I brought you a great assortment of sewing patterns for making your own beachwear.  Now if sewing your own is not your think, I’ve got some great items this week from Etsy with no sewing required!   Vintage Beach Bag Basket Floral Blue and Yellow…

Retro Sewing Roundup–Beachwear For The Ladies Edition

Retro Sewing Roundup–Beachwear For The Ladies Edition

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by Andrea   It seems a lot of North America has been flung into summer – I know it’s suddenly become super hot around here!  Tis has definitely got me thinking beach.  If you’re looking to sew something vintage styled for your beachwear, I’ve got looks from the 30s to…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Brooches Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Brooches Edition

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by Andrea Nothing quite completes a ladies’ retro look like a brooch.   They are also often quite reasonably priced, too, so it’s easy to build a collection.  Here’s some of my favourite choices currently on eBay,   UNIQUE~(1950’s) ARTISAN-MADE (MID-CENTURY) SPIDER BROOCH~(Unknown maker)~NR I love the insect brooches that were…

What’s News in Retro Patterns–Summer 2015

What’s News in Retro Patterns–Summer 2015

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by Andrea Summer’s just around the corner, and if you’re looking to add some great retro pieces to your wardrobe, there’s definitely some great new patterns out – let’s take a look!   McCALLs M7154 VTG 30’s Archive CIRCA 1930 EVENING DRESS SEWING PATTERN SIZE 6-22 I know, I know…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1960 Cadillac Rear Tail Fin Press Photo

Vintage Snappy Saturday : 1960 Cadillac Rear Tail Fin Press Photo

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By Sara In AZ Is it wrong that I’d love everything in this picture to be mine right now….including that adorable poodle dog!   1960 Cadillac Rear Tail Fin Press Photo from seller havingfunru2…

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 9936

Retro Pattern Review–Simplicity 9936

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by Andrea   My daughter is a big fan of both princesses and dresses.  She’s gotten a ton of wear out of the dress that I made her back in August 2013, from Style 4641 (you can read my retro review on that one here).  However, after lengthening that one…

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