Sunday, July 31, 2011

There´s always something to do

Some days ago I started my first sewing project, a blouse after a vintage pattern from 1956. I still need to do attach the collar, make the button holes and get some buttons. I already know that it´s a bit to small, but that´s ok. It´s my motivation to lose the weight I gained during the last 2 years.
Yesterday we visited my grandparents and here comes the vintage part: My grandma was a seamstress and still sews once in a while. I asked her if she had any buttons or fabrics she wanted to get rid of and she gave me two boxes and a bag. I didn´t find any buttons for the blouse but a lot of other very nice things. Thanks, grandma!

I see two blouses, a circle skirt and a 40s dress.


Because clear would be to easy. Just an example
of what the patterns in the magazines I upload
look like. Somewhere there is a beach blouse I plan
on doing.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Back to the roots!

As I´ve already mentioned I´m visiting my parents near Stralsund at the moment. I´m coming home only twice a year because of the distance (about 9 hours by train) and always try to do as many things as possible within one week. During the last years I always missed one of my favorite events in town: the Wallenstein days. But this year I even had the chance to see the parade that normally starts the whole event. Due to the bad weather they had to rearrange the date from friday to sunday and it was the first time ever that I saw the parade. Reenactors and citizens dressed in (mostly) 17th century clothes and had a walk through the older parts of the town. Baroque fashion was my first "vintage" love and I still drool over especially the men´s clothes of the early 17th century. Back then I even thought about becoming part of a local group of reenactors. Of course I took quite a few pictures.

Somebody on this carriage gave us a cucumber
that weighed 1.1kg! I´m afraid to eat it.
After I took a close up of the gentleman in the
blue uniform he tried to pierce me with his pike.


Poor "monks" that had to walk barefoot in the cold. 
I wish I could show you some more reenactors, but I want to try and get their permissions first. Have to do some researching about their clubs and such. But don´t worry, I´ve got loads of pictures I took in town that I will show in a separate posting.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vobachs Schöne Handarbeit 2/1954













Please take a look at the magazine in the
gentlemans hand and than at his face. A
chocolate bar for his thoughts.











"Help, I inherited!" How to pimp your old furnite.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

At the beach

Since I´m only 15 minutes away from the baltic sea right now I find it appropriate to share some photos of beautiful ladies on the beach. Sadly, the weather isn´t as good as in the pictures. It´s been raining for 3 days so far. Happy holidays.

Grandma´s on the far right

A new favorite

Last week I went to check out a little shop that I had seen from inside the bus and who´s window said "antique and new". And what can I say? I love it. You have to dig through a lot of 70s to modern fashion, but it´s extremely cheap (1€ per piece of clothing) and with a bit of luck you can make a bargain. I paid 5€ and left with to bags full of clothes and books.

I was amazed by the good condition this one was in.
vintage Glumann swimsuit
vintage Miss Antonette
I also got a nice book about beauty and cosmetics for women dated 1954 and a a bright green 60s dress with three different collars that makes me look extremely ridiculous. I´m gonna show pictures of it in a separate post.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beyers Handarbeit und Wäsche 12/1955

It´s been a while since my last post. My internet has been down for weeks now and an end is not in sight. But I´m gonna visit my parents for some days and will be able to upload some magazine scans and photos there. But for now I want to show you this issue of "Beyers Handarbeit und Wäsche", a knitting magazine. This one is gonna be for sale soon, as it only contains one or two pieces I really want to knit one day.