Oh dear! My Beyond Retro thrifting has struck again.
I mentioned in my last post about the pastel pink patterned late 50s/early 60s dress I wore to Get Hot or Go Home. I thought I would take a few more close up snaps of it as I love the fabric. It’s almost cartoon like in its colours and the fabric is so light.
I also found this beautiful 50s jacket in amongst all the 80s shoulder padded outerwear..I added a metal painted brooch I found in an antique shop in Lewes & i think the colours really sit well together. It doesn’t pin very well on thinner fabric but on this material it sits nice & straight.
It’s the sort of jacket that has that Dior ‘New Look’ about it, the hips are tailored into the sides, it also has a double vent at the back & no lapels. It’s so neat & trim. The tailoring is speaks for itself & is a simple answer to that often asked question ‘why do you wear vintage?!’
Ok I will stop now. Here is a snap of me giving the jacket its first turn about Brighton. I went to buy some button & fabric for my Halloween costume. fulfilling that Vintage Gal stereotype to the max. All I needed was someone to wrap bunting around me & hand me a cupcake!
It’s sort of odd that I have acquired an eye for materials, I spotted this powder blue wool fleck & instantly knew it was 50s – Does anyone else have that vintage 6th sense? It also helps in a place like Beyond Retro as there is so much to trawl through!
Have any of you found any sweet threads lately? Link me up in the comments below!
Have a great weekend
Love VV xxx