July 7, 2019

An Escape into Adventure Style : Recent Videos

As usual this year I have been working hard over on YouTube to keep the videos coming! Here are some of my recent videos covering the behind the scenes of making my new set, a video on my favorite fabrics from Joann, and a new adventure style lookbook full of more evening looks! I hope you enjoy them :)

June 30, 2019

An Ode to Cotton Twill

Well what is this? An outfit post? From me? I know, strange. I have been so quiet here this year, turns out I just can't do it all, though I would most certainly like to.

You're not missing much honestly, I'm stuck in my yearly birthday season blues as my 28th birthday looms on the 10th just ahead. No where near my goals as usual, it's hard to stay positive.

This was the outfit I wore on father's day a few weekends back while visiting the Denver Botanic Gardens with my family. It was a very nice day, I even got a bit sunburned despite my large hat, my bad eek. At least it will be an interesting tan line on my back if it decided to say.

I made this ivory twill dress for my recent adventure style look book video, and while I do love the result, I can see that the length of the bodice needs to be taken up about a half an inch and I would change the neckline at the shoulder just a bit for the next version too. Overall it will be a fun new safari ready addition to my summer closet nonetheless. I did a lot of top stitching and extra fiddly work on this one so I am proud of that!

Dress: Made by me
Hat, jewelry, belt, & Clutch: Vintage
Shes: Bait Footwear
Sunglasses: Sunglasses Museum (on Etsy)

June 22, 2019

Adventure Style : Vintage Style for Travel, Safari, & Exploration

I present to you my favorite style in the summer time, that's right, it's adventure style! Safari style, adventure wear, whatever you call it, I call it a darn cute look. So enjoy this excess of khaki and cotton twill and I can finally move onto my next adventure! 

The script at the very beginning is from the radio loop played outside of the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland :)

It was a wild ride indeed, but the video is finally done. Two weeks of entire days spent making faux wooden crates, over $100 dollars spent on craft paint alone, four hours to film the final footage, and thirteen hours of editing and script writing, and here we are. I need a nap :)

It would mean extra special much to me if those of you who enjoyed this video could share it with someone else you think may like it as well.

I put this in a pinned comment as well, but I also want to suggest that any of those in a place to do so please consider donating to Unicef and/or Save The Children to help with their ongoing and emergency work in Sudan. Stay aware of the goings on in our wide world, please practice empathy, and stay safe out there.

Music from Epidemic Sound.
River footage from Taman Negara on flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/phalinn/31245275712/

All of the clothing in this video is either made by me, vintage, or in rarest of cases from fast fashion brands I no longer support and is therefore many seasons old.

I can however, link you to some of the shoes I wear in this video:

The first pair in canvas and leather are Evelyn's from Royal Vintage Shoes and can be found here : https://www.royalvintageshoes.com/1930s-vintage-shoes/evelyn-retro-oxfords-tan-brown-royal-vintage

Next we have Garnet's from Remix Vintage Shoes in black suede : https://remixvintageshoes.com/products/garnet

Then the style Peggy from Royal Vintage again : (currently unavailable but I think they might bring them back)

The brown croc finished pumps are Carmen's from Remix : https://remixvintageshoes.com/products/carmen

The yellow heels are from Chelsea Crew : https://bit.ly/2x8fVmK

The cognac leather sandal heels are from BAIT footwear :  https://www.baitfootwear.com/product-page/loraine-tan

The navy and ivory t-straps are Chelsea Crew don't seem to be available in navy anymore but here they are in red and white which I also have (and so did Peggy Carter on the show...just saying) : https://www.amazon.com/Chelsea-Crew-Gatsby-Tone-Heels/dp/B01AR1TP5C

The lipstick I have on is Coloupop's liquid matte lipstick in the shade Season 10, the highlighter is their super shock highlighter in Flexitarian.

June 11, 2019

Vintage Street Fair Market Haul : VIDEO

I recently visited a monthly antiques street fair market and found a few goodies I wanted to show you all! I spotted a surprising amount of 1940's things, it's always nice to see real vintage out in the wild :)

June 4, 2019

Fiber & Fabric Basics : Textiles 101 for Retro Shoppers & Seamstresses

I know many of us longtime seamstresses and retro gals know quite a bit about textiles, but I wanted to make a video for people who are newer to vintage collecting or sewing who may not have much background textiles knowledge! So here I am down in my sewing room going over the basics of fibers and fabrics, and mis-remembering what paco-vicuna alpaca's are :)

May 30, 2019

My Summer Sewing Plans - VIDEO

Long time, no sew, you know what I mean? 

Hopefully I can change that with this more assignment based strategy! By turning my sewing into part of my video schedule, I hope I can hold myself a bit more accountable to my plans this summer. How is your summer sewing plan coming along? What project is at the top of your own to be sewn list?

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