Thursday, March 22, 2012

Farewell for the moment!

I'm away shortly to the USA for Viva Las Vegas (among other places)... I'll be back in 5 weeks, and will try and do some updates while i'm over there - and hopefully meet some other bloggers!

xxx
Bex

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Much Loved Dressing Jacket, c. 1947

Today's free vintage knitting pattern is another lovely design from The Australian Women's Weekly Knitting Book 1947.

I love these fluffly looking bedjackets/dressing jackets, they look so twee and I would really love to make one someday. I can just imagine it in peach yarn, with a satin bow. I'm hoping the bulky-ness of the jacket makes the waist look slim in comparison?



Sunday, March 11, 2012

FO: Smooth Sailing Blouse and Suspender Skirt

Hello Cats and Kittens!
Only two weeks til I fly away, and still sewing like i'm possessed!

I've just finished my latest 1940's outfit - based on this for inspiration:

From Etsy



















And here's my version:


I used the Smooth Sailing blouse pattern from Wearing History, and the skirt from Simplicity 3688 (with my own suspenders modification).

The blouse is made from a retro quilters cotton print, with vintage buttons off Etsy. The skirt is just navy gaberdine. I LOVE the skirt so much, its so comfortable.

I also have to show-off what Jakk got me for my birthday - a vintage WWII wife's brooch! So sweet!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Miss L Fire Shoes

I love stumbling across a new brand of shoe (new for me, anyway) that's unusual, vintage-inspired and comfortable.
I've managed to get my hands on a couple of pairs of Miss L Fire shoes and they really tick all of those boxes!

Honolulu arrived yesterday in time for Viva Las Vegas - something about the wooden tiki heel rocks my world. 
Honolulu and Water Taxi


The Water Taxi heels look a little 1940s, with the triangular peep-toe.

I just love the vintage-inspired shoes they do, i'd like to also get Betsy


Has anyone else seen Miss L Fire shoes? I've never seen them here in Australia - but thank goodness ASOS delivers to here for free...

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras!

*phew*
The month of craziness is finally over!

The Sydney GLBTQI Mardi Gras Parade went off with a bang (a wet bang) and my heart was swelled with pride riding with 200 other dykes/queers/lesbians.

And now for some gratuitous photos!

Me and my bike, 'Kitten'


My mates, Elin and Jonnie



The day was mostly fine, until just right before we took off - pouring down rain the whole way.

I tried to do a little fifties bob with my hair, but the combination of bike helmet + rain left me looking a bit like this!
Happy Mardi Gras everyone!