A small snippet of the large vintage lingerie collection available in the Etsy Shop. Many of these pieces are currently in the clearance section:-) These pieces can be worn in so many ways outside of the lingerie experience. High-quality, 1930s bias-cut nightgowns can even be appropriated as wedding attire with the right accessories, by the right girl. here in Evanston, I've seen Northwestern University students wearing vintage slips over fitted tops and combat boots. And those lacey bed jackets create lovely outer layers for summer evenings :-) So many possibilities!
I have two favorite spips that I constantly wear with shorter dresses. One is a slinky 50s black one and the other is a 30s pink silk with a large, creame, crochet ruffle at the hem. I put them under dresses that are too short for me, that I otherwise like 😉.
Also, I did once and up swimming in a scandalous, red lace, sheer teddy, when I didn't have a swimsuit while staying at a Hampton Inn on the East Coast two summers ago!
Do you ever wear vintage lingerie outside the boudoir? If so, how?
It’s been a long long long time since I drafted a pattern. Thank goodness I kept one from 2003 so that at eye popping hour of 4am I had a starting point. I made a cup of coffee, pulled out my drafting tools and got to work. Feels good to be back at my work table after such a terribly long absence. #drafting#fashion#silkdress#flatpattern#biascut
Liz, owner of @universal_pants is “shop-girl” (her term, no woman diminishing here...), EVERY Wednesday from 3:30pm-7:30pm and every other Saturday from 10am-2pm (unless something comes up, of course...) If you need some pants adjustments, or just want to meet her, stop on in!!!
Been lusting after this @aninebing bias cut skirt for months & now it seems like they are popping up everywhere!! For years now I’ve been buying, trying and returning skirts in the hope I’d find the one for me. I had an image in mind but the reality was very different!! The pleated midi was the dream but it was all kinds of wrong for me, the pleats at the waist did nothing for the mum tum and the hemline finished at the widest part of my legs making them look like tree trunks!! A pencil skirt is much better for me but I want something that I can dress down with ankle boots and trainers. The @aninebing is top of my wish list but for now I’m going for the animal print @riverisland option to try the style. I think the lack of bulk will suit my shape much better and that just below the knee length perfect!! 🙏🏼 Dressed down with a tee and biker jacket AND dressed up with the cowel neck cami it’ll be 👌🏼#aninebing#aninebingstyle#biascut#biascutskirt#stylist#personalstylist#personalshopper#wardrobeconsultant#styleblogger#blogger#stylecoach#dreamskirt
My very first bias cut dress and I’m really loving how it flows! 😍 In an attempt to not look like I’m wearing a picnic mat, I decided to rotate the fabric 45 degrees to get a repeated diamond shape pattern instead of having horizontal and vertical stripes, hence the bias cut. In layman terms, bias cut gives you the most ease/give, from a rather non-stretchable fabric. This is a woven cotton fabric so technically it’s not stretchy. I didn’t need any zippers to slip on this dress and decided not to do darts because it’ll interfere with the flow of the patterns. So everything worked well in my favour I guess - being loose enough to just slip on yet the fabric drapes nicely around the body :) Swipe for details- welt pockets and loop buttons opening just for my head to get through. Lastly, how difficult is it to cut on bias? I imagine it’ll be even harder/ not as stable on plain fabric because the fabric warps a lot during the cutting process. So if doing on a plain fabric, probably best to draw many gridlines as a guide otherwise you’ll end up with a skewed/slanted outfit in the end. And let it hang for a few hours to let it stretch out by gravity. And, also, bias cut needs much more ease. Was this worth it? Despite the amount of time and effort, it’s still a yes, for a dress I’d wear often! 💕
Seattle, wow, I’m speechless and still reeling (pun intended) from four days of wedding bliss, including hearing my inimitable partner deliver an especially moving speech that had the room in tears. Nearly three years ago, at my first @pghvintagemixer ever, I bought this 🍋-drop #1930s#biascut silk chiffon dress from the one-and-only @anemoiavintage. I hadn’t worn it until this past weekend, but now I never want to take it off ... thank you @jefertiti for this beautiful dress, @big_uncle_mitch for picking it out, @oldgoldvt for the #perfect#period slip, and my girl Sara at @shopkitschtopia for those ruby bracelets ... #vintageootd#jeanharlow#chiffondreamdress