Monday, 29 July 2013

1930s Women's Magazine Print

What I Wore:
Shirt: Thrifted (Talize)
Skirt: Made by me (no pattern)
Belt: Bealls
Shoes: Spring
Collar Clips: Gift from Colin's sister (actually earrings)

I absolutely love the fabric I used for this skirt. The print is pages from a 1930s women's magazine. I love anything newspaper print or that kind of style, and women's magazine's from the 1850s on were pretty neat. I got to look through a lot of them when I was trying to find inspiration for the gown that I made in my third year of university (see my about page). You might remember that I bought this fabric in late February when I went to the Creative Festival with my aunt. I had a lot of other projects to work on before I was able to get to this one, which I finished last week. I think it turned out pretty well. I was thinking originally of making it more of a circle skirt but there wasn't enough fabric to do that so I went with gathers instead. What do you guys think?

Not much going on this week which is nice because the last few weeks have been a little crazy. I am definitely looking forward to going away to my aunt's cottage in two weeks. A whole week off on a beach with a lake is going to be great. We go there every summer, although I missed last year since we were in Halifax. Does anyone else have any fun summer traditions or plans?  

P.S. Sorry this post was late today. Colin and I went to see his sister and her boyfriend play a show last night and we got home super late. We ended up having to walk home from downtown because the buses had stopped running. That was certainly an adventure.


  1. You made that skirt? So impressed! I love the print. I also love the collar on your shirt. This is such a cute look!

  2. I sure did! Thanks :) I totally bought the fabric just because of the print. Peter pan collars are the best fo sho. Thanks!

  3. Hope you always look so precious! I love it.

  4. Thanks Sarah :D Ditto to you lovely lady.

  5. I love that skirt-- its the perfect lengths. I don't know how you do these things without patterns.... Gah, talent!

  6. Thank you! I use a mannequin to drape anything that I don't use a pattern for, makes my life much easier (plus I don't have to space to draft patterns at the moment).