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Vintage Saturday: 1950s Umbrella Dress in Montenegro

During our time in Dubrovnik, we took a side-trip to Montenegro, which is just over the Croatian border (for you James Bond fans, this is where Casino Royale took place). I wore this adorable (if I do say so myself!) 1950s umbrella print dress, which ended up being perfect for the occasion. It was acquired… Continue reading Vintage Saturday: 1950s Umbrella Dress in Montenegro

1950s · 1960s · Contemporary Pattern · Dress · Finished! · Modern Sewing · Vintage

The Julia Lennon Dress

Ok, so Julia Lennon didn’t actually wear a dress like this, BUT Anne-Marie Duff wears one very similar in her portrayal of Julia Lennon in one of my favorite movies, Nowhere Boy. It came out in 2009 and chronicles John Lennon’s adolescent days, and the start of the Beatles (who are surprisingly never mentioned by… Continue reading The Julia Lennon Dress

1950s · 1960s · Reenacting · Vintage · Vintage Saturday

Vintage Saturday: What I would’ve worn to the Fur & Feathers Luncheon

Yesterday evening was Burns Dinner, the annual volunteer awards and recognition dinner for Fort Nisqually. I decided to go 1950s, wearing the outfit that I would’ve worn to the Fur and Feathers Luncheon last weekend (you can see fabulous event photos here and here. Don’t the ladies all look lovely!?), because though the organizers requested… Continue reading Vintage Saturday: What I would’ve worn to the Fur & Feathers Luncheon

1950s · 1960s · The Vintage Closet · Thrifting · Vintage

The Vintage Closet: Warm woolies. And mink.

Readers, I’ve decided to start a new feature on the little blog here that I’m calling “The Vintage Closet.” You see, I believe I’m developing a shopping addiction, which is probably the¬†direct result of working full-time and therefore having more money than time. It’s a weird thing to adjust to, because for so long I’d… Continue reading The Vintage Closet: Warm woolies. And mink.