Friday, August 24, 2012

Sweetsuds by Lauren

Last month I sold this vintage 1980's polka dotted, taupe fabric to a customer who designs custom children's clothing. 

After a few conversations, Lauren had informed me of her ever growing business, and that her customer likes her daughters clothes made out of vintage fabric which has plenty of!

Lauren designed this adorable little girls skirt from the FreshandSwanky fabric she purchased. I had to share this with you because not only is she an awesome customer of mine, you may want her to design custom apparel for your children. You can email her at Sweetsudsbylauren@gmail

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Merlot Madness

Preparing your wardrobe for the Fall? I found this article in a special edition of Harpers Bazaar this month.
Many of your major fashion houses are including merlot colored leather to their collections, so I thought why not feature some myself!

This 1980's Cropped Leather Jacket by Berman's, is a one of a kind find and fits the bill. This is a classic leather that is fully lined with loads of pleating detail, a deep v neckline and cropped collar. You can find the listing on 
for just $34.50.

These 1980's Dorothy Perkins Heels come in a rich merlot leather, with a cute kitten heel, and pointy toe. These are a perfect addition to your wardrobe, the color will go with an ensemble. They are only $17 on

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Powerful Pastels

The weather is warming up and it's time for your dark winter wardrobe to be brightened up with powerful pastels. I found this reference sheet in Elle this month and wanted to ramp up the wardrobe with some lighter brighter colors! It's time to dust off your dresses and spring skirts!

This powerful pastel dress is by Julie Whyte a great classic designer from the 60's and is a perfect fit for this spring's basic vintage dress. It comes in a soft pastel green and white in a classic 60's A-line shape and is full of texture and unique touches, that surely wont be found in your local mall. It is listed for $45.50 at

I found these 1950's vintage earrings in Portland while on vacation. They come in a beautiful tiffany blue and are in an oval shape with a wavy textured surface. A great classic pair of clip on earrings, and are perfect for the spring and summer. They are listed for just $9 at

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Swanky Silver

My inspiration this week was this Editors Choice on Silver from the February Issue of Harpers Bazaar. This highlights accessories all in a beautiful metallic silver with very 40's and 70's references. I happen to love both eras of fashion, and find them very inspirational while adding a touch of glamour to your look!

This 1980's Blouse by Sequel comes in a silver, metallic polyester and has short sleeves, an open neckline and a is a perfect touch of silver without being overly dramatic.
This blouse is for sale on
for just $13.50 and is an affordable way to achieve your fashion flare.

Not to forget the all important accessory, your beautiful 1960's Faye Mell Handbag in Silver and Gold. This handbag is in mint condition, and is a very unique piece to complete your look!
You can purchase this handbag on 
for just $53.50. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Black and White Vintage

This Inspiration page was pulled out of Harpers Bazaar with a beautiful black and white theme, and quite a few vintage inspired pieces I must say! Black and White combinations are certainly one of my favorites, when in doubt, it's always a great back up plan.

This 1970's Ladies Beaded Handbag comes in black and gold painted beads with an asian print influence. This unique handbag is a great addition to most outfits. In keeping with the most current trends, you can incorporate your favorite vintage pieces such as this. You can buy it on 
for just $13.


This 1980's Black and White Sweatshirt comes in a fuzzy textured cotton, poly blend fabric and has dolman sleeves, a boat neckline and is a great transition piece from the gym to running errands. You can add this classic sweatshirt to your wardrobe for just $14.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Customer Vintage 60's Dress

This outfit was made by my customer Donna Perry in October of last year for Halloween for her beautiful Granddaughter. She purchase a Vintage 1960's Simplicity Sewing Pattern #7519 that she purchased from sells a variety of vintage sewing patterns for Men, Women, Children, and Babies.
I was so excited to hear that Donna was interested in sending a photo of the finished product!

Donna did an excellent job on this outfit, I am hoping to get to her level on my sewing skills, she is very talented.

This is the beginning product, I would say she did a very impressive job!

Thank you Donna Perry from Nevada, happy sewing!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fun With Fuchsia

I found this Pretty in Pink page in Harpers Bazaar and couldn't resist the bright, bold pinks going into the Spring season. From apparel to accessories, the color is a solid choice with many vintage inspirations, and is a sign of confidence!

This beautiful 1980's Floral Printed, Fuchsia, Polyester Dress by Nina Piccalino is a bright a powerful explosion of pink. With a loose fitting sleeve, accentuated waistline and a plunging v-neckline, this dress will certainly make a strong statement and turn heads! You can have a beautiful, chic looking dress for just $23.50 on

Not to forget the all important pump! A Women's favorite accessory, the shoe. These 1980's Joyce Suede pumps come in a blast of color featuring fuchsia, teal, purple and black. This is your signature 1980's shoe which adds a huge splash of color to any outfit. These unique pumps are only $15 at

An excellent way to make your wardrobe  "A One Of A Kind" without breaking the bank.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Flower Power For Spring

Getting ready for Spring? I am already searching for the great finds for the spring and am ready to transition my closet to a lighter and brighter feel!

I pulled this Power Flowers article from Elle for inspiration. It looks like flowers are on all pieces including accessories 
has plenty. 
From Apparel, Accessories, and beautiful Fabrics, you can take your pick!

This 1970's all silk full length princess style dress comes in a rich blend of bright lemon yellows and bold golden tones in a beautiful paisley and floral abstract print. 
You can buy this dress 
for under $38.

This 1970's dress comes in a pastel blue polyester with a bright pink abstract floral print throughout. This is also a full length gown with long sleeves and will be right on trend for the Spring!This retails for under $18 at

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pretty In Pink

This Harpers Bazaar featured this fun page on "Rose Parade, which I fell in love with for its feminine pink color and transition into the spring. Pastel pink is such a great vintage color and pairs with any other color well. Theres nothing like adding pink today which is always cheerful and fun!

This is one of my current favorites, a beautiful pink polyester dress with a full pleated skirt and sheer sleeves with white piping. There is so much detail to this dress, its very original and reminds me of the movie Staying Alive! Its listed 
for just $22.50

This Rose colored jacket comes in a beautiful pink polyester, and has 3/4 length sleeves with beautiful gold buttons and white stitching detail. This is great for the office or going to lunch with the girls! You can find this jacket listed for $13.50