Tag Archives: Vintage

Forties films: a whole new reason to watch

I was watching TV while I tidied up, an early Hitchcock film was on and I noticed something: the clothes. This one on the younger daughter caught my eye because its similar to something I’m making for Wee Bear just now! Even the ‘dowdy’ older mother is smartly dressed: she always wears an apron when… Read More


Vintage pattern sites: blurry eyes

A really, really super brief post: I’ve been looking high and low for what I think of as a ‘bog standard’ day dress pattern. I’m suspecting that something later 40s or 50s would work for me, as I like longer and fuller skirts. Let’s say “alice, rabbit hole, down” and leave it at that? Anyway,… Read More


Vintage Land: where people wear hats & tip them appropriately

I’m going to be up front: my personal style has been missing in action for many years. As a teenage Goth, I thought nothing of staying up all night to get my hair upright & black as jet, or spending an hour on make up. Marriage, my conversion to Orthodox Christianity (with a good dose… Read More