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Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Fall Knitting Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Fall Knitting Edition

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by Andrea   Fall has definitely rolled in around these parts, and I am already feeling the urge to cozy up with an awesome knit sweater – and do some knitting!  Here’s some great patterns to get you started on your fall knitting from eBay.   MARY MAXIM Graph Style…

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Men of Mad Men Edition

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup – Men of Mad Men Edition

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by Andrea We had some fun last week speculating what the ladies of Mad Men are going to be wearing this season – now let’s take a look at what’s upcoming for Men’s Fashion! First up, this Vintage 1969 Simplicity Men's Vest & Wide Pants   Ahh, this look.  I…

What’s New In Repro Patterns

What’s New In Repro Patterns

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by Andrea As I continue to try really hard to think about spring (as it’s still so cold here!), I am thinking about new pieces for my spring wardrobe.  I was browsing the big-name pattern collections to see what’s new, and they’ve all got some great new vintage reproduction patterns…

Holiday Shopping At Sears – 1959 Edition

Holiday Shopping At Sears – 1959 Edition

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By Eartha Kitsch I don’t know if you’re like me but when I go out shopping for holiday gifts and ensembles, I am often left feeling kind of well, “Meh”.  I have a hard time finding much razzle-dazzle and excitement in many of the newer goods of today. Call me…

Lookin’ Sharp! Some Retro and Repro Menswear Sources

Lookin’ Sharp!  Some Retro and Repro Menswear Sources

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by Andrea A lot of attention is given to the ladies when it comes to vintage and vintage reproduction clothing, but what about the gents? I’ve got a few online resources to share for the dapper mid-century fella! First up, Dress That Man.com   Dress That Man.com does vintage menswear,…

Fashion Time Travelling: 1967

Fashion Time Travelling: 1967

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By Andrea So who else is eagerly anticipating Mad Men’s two hour premiere on April 7th? I know I definitely am! Mad Men last left off in 1966, however since they usually jump ahead a bit in time, I am speculating they’ll pick up in 1967. (Disclaimer: no spoiler intended…

The Brass Rooster In Milwaukee – The Place to Get Awesome Men’s Hats

The Brass Rooster In Milwaukee – The Place to Get Awesome Men’s Hats

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If you took a look at the recent Christmas Cookie posts over on Mid-Century Menu, you probably notice Tom sporting some awesome retro hats.  All that hat glory is thanks to The Brass Rooster in Milwaukee, a truly vintage-style hattery where you can find a new or vintage hat and…

Vintage Finds From The Recent Midland Antiques Festival – Another Tiger, Needlework and Some Vintage Ties

Vintage Finds From The Recent Midland Antiques Festival – Another Tiger, Needlework and Some Vintage Ties

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By RetroRuth We had a really great time at the Midland Antiques Festival, and we also got some pretty awesome stuff! First up, another big cat for our growing collection. This is a tiger ashtray, and is going to live with the other big cats in our bedroom. This was…

Mid-Mod Menswear!

Mid-Mod Menswear!

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By Andrea So often when we think about sewing retro, it’s usually the lovely ladies dresses and other patterns that we think of sewing.  But, there’s tons of excellent menswear patterns still kicking around out there that can give a great retro look for the man of today.  I was…

Mid-Century Menswear – Simplicity 5047

Mid-Century Menswear – Simplicity 5047

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By Andrea Today we’re taking a trip to the latter part of the mid-century period – 1972 to be exact.  The 70′s are back this fall season, and vests are everywhere in menswear.  My hubby was eying the vests that are out now, but I thought I could do better,…

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