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October 24, 1986 – What Were You Doing 30 Years Ago……..Yesterday?

October 24, 1986 – What Were You Doing 30 Years Ago……..Yesterday?

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By Sara In AZ   Some of you might remember, but more than likely probably not……some of you might not have even been born yet. As for me, why was October 24th 1986 a memorable day for me? Well, I didn’t realize it when I woke up that morning but…

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Welcome To Terror Land

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Welcome To Terror Land

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By Sara In AZ   I don’t know about you, but I’d think twice before going into any amusement park ride that had a GIANT demonic looking Jack in the Box sitting outside!   Image A Visit to Terror Land..1950’s from iloveyoumorephotos…

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 – 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…

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Early Fall 2015

What’s New In Repro Patterns–Early Fall 2015

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by Andrea   Fall is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what pieces you would like to add to your fall wardrobe!  I’ve got a top pick from each of the big name pattern manufacturers – let’s have a look.   B7040 Burda Style Dress…

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…

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…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Mary Martin Prepares for a 1959 NBC Easter Special

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Mary Martin Prepares for a 1959 NBC Easter Special

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By Sara In AZ If I had this ball gown I’d want to wear it every single day…..maybe even to bed!     Vintage 1959 Mary Martin Wears Ballgown Easter Night TV Special Photo from seller sfxarchive…

Vintage Montgomery Ward Spring and Summer 1962 Catalog

Vintage Montgomery Ward Spring and Summer 1962 Catalog

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By Sara In AZ I recently picked up this completely fabulous Montgomery Ward catalog from 1962 and I just knew that I had to share some of it with y’all! I will scan some pages in every so often and share them with you all over time, it’s such a…

Tuesday Etsy Roundup – The Cat’s Pajamas Edition

Tuesday Etsy Roundup – The Cat’s Pajamas Edition

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By Eartha Kitsch   Did you know that today is National Cat Day? It’s true! Even though the crew of  kitties in my house would have you believe that every day is their designated holiday, today is the one true day. I thought that it would be fun to find…

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