Posts Tagged: Vintage

Elsa Schiaparelli’s ‘Honor Bright’ Nail Polish ~Vintage 1945~ GLORIOUS!

I have always been a huge fan of Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973), the outrageous Italian fashion designer who designed fabulously whimsical surrealist fashions from the 1920s until the 1950s.  She was also famous for her vivid signature shade of shocking pink, and her perfumes, most notably, Shocking de Schiaparelli. So I was absolutely delighted when I… Read more »

The Realistic Vintage 50s Homemaker

I love the advertisements in vintage 40s and 50s women’s magazines; when domestic goddesses reigned supreme.  I especially love laundry-related advertising, because they always make what was a very labor-intensive task back then, very enticing indeed.  Almost thrilling!  Case in point, the 1949 Duz ad, where the happy homemaker seems positively buzzed with excitement. 😀… Read more »

Rah Rah Stripes! Vintage 60s Sweater Knitting Pattern

Stripes have made a big comeback, as they always seem to do, in the fashion world!  Digging through my vintage knitting patterns once again, I found this delightful striped chunky knit sweater pattern from the 1960s. Link to pattern here.  The rest of the instructions are below. It is made from heavy rug yarn and… Read more »

Mod 60s and Boho 70s Apron Patterns

Stylish apron sewing patterns continued on into the 60s and 70s.  They were, however, a far cry from the ultra feminine domestic goddess aprons of the 50s!  Frills, embroidery and appliques were replaced by sleek lines, and no-nonsense design.  I really like this apron style, having several in this design.  They really are practical and… Read more »

Those Charming Vintage 50s Apron Patterns!

I collect masses of vintage sewing patterns.  Oh, I do manage to sell a few here and there, but I find myself hanging onto the most delightful patterns…and most of those are aprons.  I kick myself now for selling some really splendid examples of vintage aprons, they are long gone.  I realize now how hard… Read more »