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Making Old Thing New Again

Posted 23rd April, 2010 by

Image courtesy of Sense and Sensibility Patterns

My goodness!  It’s well into 2010 already!  Over a quarter of the way in as a matter of fact. I am thinking it is going to be a pretty spectacular year in my opinion.  I have so so many things planned already.  I’ve already made many a list in my diary on lovely lined postits (my new favourite thing in the world along with these squirrel shaped paperclips I found the other day).  But a new year calls for new resolutions.  I know a lot of people don’t like resolutions but I think they are a great way of making you set goals and at least start the year on a positive, hopeful note.

One of my resolutions revolves around my wardrobe.  I thought I’d share it with you which may perhaps help me keep it.  We’re all in this together now!

Contrary to popular belief, I don’t actually own many clothes.  I find myself wearing the same outfits over and over again.  I also seem to have a lot of clothes I dislike, are terrible quality and just buy almost out of habit or convenience.  So this year,  I plan to break this little cycle and perhaps stop consuming so much.

This year, I plan to try and only buy either vintage clothing or garments I have made myself, preferably out of vintage fabric, trims and patterns.  Perhaps even try to get hold of some vintage fastenings. There are a few thing that I will have to make an exception for, like under garments and hosiery but I’m going to try as hard as can with everything else.

I’ve already made a start on my little New Years vintage venture with these rather dazzling shoes!  I can’t wait for them to arrive!

1940’s brown and white pumps from Vested Bee Vintage on Etsy

1930’s beige oxfords from Prance and Swagger on Etsy

1930’s chocolate and rose mesh oxfords from Dear Golden Vintage on Etsy

So gorgeous!  I can wait to take these steppers out on the town.  I have also been eyeing off some vintage fabric like these kitschy cute ones.  But alas,  I have a pretty huge collection of fabric already so I am going to try and use that up before buying any new material.  I am even going to try and apply my resolution as much as I can to my burlesque costumes.  I have a little plan for one coming up that will be make entirely from vintage treasures. Stay tuned my lovelies!


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