Where To Find Vintage Patterns

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If you’re looking for a place to find vintage patterns, here are a few of the places I’ve collected them from! You can also collect them from thrift shops and estate sales, but keep in mind that reproduction patterns usually have much easier instructions than true vintage ones.   Pattern Archives Simplicity Vintage Patterns McCall’s Archive Collection Mrs. Depew Vintage on Etsy Va-Voom Vintage Free Pattern Archive Books To Check Out Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing Gertie Sews Vintage Casual Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book Style Me Vintage: 1940s Specific Patterns Sew Vera Venus Tap Pants – easily my favorite vintage underwear pattern Va-Voom Vintage Bullet Bra Sew Along – bras are surprisingly...

Do One Thing

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Nothing’s ever gonna be the same again. It sounds melodramatic, even as I read it on the screen now. This entire situation has felt bloated and cartoonish – and to distort matters further, I got sick on Election Day and it has continued through the last two days, making the entire situation feel like some sort of curse. Melodrama or not,  the truth is, after November 8th, 2016, America is a completely different place. For some people, it’s a feeling of elation. For others, it’s despair, hopelessness, fear. Scrolling down my facebook feed I’ve seen people thanking God for delivering them on one post, and others lamenting the fact that...

5 Vintage-Inspired Instagram Accounts You Need On Your Feed

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 @satindollz The Satin Dollz are an LA-based vintage act, and their girls are always dressed head to toe in matching vintage! They sing, tap-dance, and perform various shows in 1940s and 50s style, and always dressed like a dream! These girls remind me to keep a little glamor in the everyday.  I <3 the Satin Dollz, and you should definitely check them out! A photo posted by THE SATIN DOLLZ (@satindollz) on Sep 10, 2016 at 8:09am PDT     @thepurepinup A pin-up girl instagram, featuring girls who dress in more traditional pin-up-fashion.  I love this one because a lot of the times in vintage, what you find mainly is...

Shop Miss A – Haul Video!

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Ever been to the dollar store? It’s one of my favorite places to stock up on hygiene and crafting basics, especially since I’ve started trying to live a leaner, Make Do and Mend lifestyle! Unfortunately, makeup and jewelry are one of my weaknesses – and the pickings were slim at my local dollar store. That’s where Shop Miss A comes in – it’s a dollar store for makeup and jewelry! It’s especially nice for the vintage gal looking to round out her vintage look on a dime!Check out my most recent haul – including some lovely, vintage-print yoga hair ties, inexpensive pearls, and some beautiful wide-frame sunglasses. I also put together a...

The Lazy Girl’s S-Wave – An Effortless, Tool-Free Way To Get Vintage Curls

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A Mishap At Rob-Con Last weekend, I was lucky enough to be a guest at Rob-Con! It was a great time with the rest of my loves in Cosplay Kasterborous, spent happily next to our time travelling spaceship, selling awesome gear and taking turns setting lures on the Pokestop that was literally in our booth.  Among other things, Rob-con featured my very first Ponyta (!!!),  plans for a group Bob’s Burgers cosplay, and the very first time, in four years of working conventions, that I’ve ever seen a hotel breakfast bar with Little Debbies in it.  Saturday went off without a hitch, but when we got back from dinner Saturday night, I...

Cosplay Gallery – Peggy Carter

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Check out these pictures of me as Agent Peggy Carter of the Strategic Scientific Reserve from Captain America: The First Avenger and Agent Carter. I’ve only been wearing this cosplay for about a year, whereas I’ve been River for four years, so all I’ve got so far are Instagram pictures – but I’ve got plans to get professional Peggy pictures done sometime after Dragon*Con!...

Everyday Red Lipstick Tutorial

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Red lipstick was probably my first foray into vintage fashion.  After I first watched Captain America: The First Avenger and saw it on Peggy Carter, I couldn’t get enough! It’s become such a part of my everyday routine that customers at work notice when I don’t wear my red lipstick, and have started calling my good days “red lipstick days”, ha! Well, by request from a few people, here’s my regular lipstick routine – click to watch!...