All posts tagged: 1960s

Pretty things to lift the mood

Last Friday I had the perfect day planned out, and nothing went according to plan and I didn’t get anything accomplished and I was getting very grumpy. Then I went to the op-shop.  And my day got lots better. So much fun vintage prettiness! Op-shop prettiness makes everything better: it doesn’t blow your budget, and you can’t plan what you buy, so it has the delightful surprise discovery factor.  Perfect mood fixer. This is what I got: Vintage cotton threads in a delicious range of colours.  50cents each! I love the colour names, they are so evocative, though some of them are very much a product of their time, and are not at all acceptable now. Two ridiculously pink and frilly 1960s negligee On a more tasteful, or at least better made, note, I found this hand-tatted wool blouse. The yarn is incredibly fine, and the handwork is amazing.  I can’t imagine how long it must have taken to make the blouse. Moving away from textiles, I found a sweet little trinket dish.  I’m using …

Grandma’s blue dress: a photoshoot

This dress belonged to my grandmother.  It’s made of an interesting early synthetic fabric, and has a matching bolero jacket that I rarely wear. I love the dress though.  It fits me perfectly, and it’s such a stunning colour.  I can’t quite figure out the date – it’s such a classic cut.  Anyone want to make a guess? That hat was also Grandma’s: I own a dozen or so of her hats. And the rest of the photos: The photography was done by Sarah and Madame Ornata, but alas, there was a great deal of handing-around of cameras, and I can’t recall who took what photo in every case!  They are both excellent photographers though!

Vintage patterns part 2

Here are the rest of my vintage patterns.  Most I inherited from Grandma or was given by Auntie Artie.   Now I just need the time to sew some of them up, though I have to say, I’m loving some of the commissions I’m working on right now!