Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Vintage Inspiration

Grandma and I went antique shopping yesterday afternoon, and I could help but share a picture of my finds that I paid only a total of a couple dollars for.

The one is a girls sailor dress pattern (from the 40's I think), the other is a rather immodest 70's halter-style dress but I was thinking it might be fun to try to redesign it into a 70's inspired apron. Oh, and when I came across a box FULL of vintage red and green buttons for only 15 cents a piece, I had to buy a few.

Looking forward to taking these home with me in a few days and see what I can do with them. There is nothing like getting a little boost of vintage inspiration! Stay tuned. =)

5 comments:

Rachel said...

I love the lines on that sailor dress--very cute!

Cheri said...

Isn't that pattern darling?! Now I'm scratching my head as to *why* I didn't pick up more vintage buttons to make dresses like what's on the cover! T'would be cute made up into Christmas dresses to sell online.

the Long ladies said...

Cheri,
We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!! Oh... some of us girls just love vintage-style sailor dresses-- they are terribly cute, aren't they?

We're having a celebration sale over at our site and Etsy shop, if you want to go take a look!

Have a wonderful day~
the Long ladies
marie-madeline studio

Tilly said...

Oh fun! The 70's one...could it be tweaked into a jumper pattern? Maybe by raising the front and back just a few inches? I love the buttons too! And the sailor dressis just to cute!

Shannon said...

Congratulations on your wonderful finds! I love that sailor dress pattern, and good for you for seeing the potential in the 70's dress pattern!

Can't wait to see what you come up with during your stay at home ;-)

Yours in Christ,
Shannon