Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Hello lovely readers! I have added some new items in pink hues to my shop, just in time for summer parties. Take a gander at these cuties:

Hollywood Hottie Vintage Rockabilly Hair Clip


Blush Sparkle Vintage Rockabilly Hair Clip


Spanish Bride Rockabilly Hair Flower and Fascinator


I am also offering 15% off everything in my Tart Deco shop to my blog readers! Make sure to put the code "Love Your Blog!"in the message to seller section when you are checking out and I will refund your paypal account. Sale ends May 30th.

Celebration Giveaway Winner!

Drumroll please......

The winner of the Celebration Giveaway custom hair flower is Mia!!
Mia said...

oh wow, adorable shop!! Lolita Rose Rockabilly Hair Flower and Feather Fascinator is just so me, I love it!!! colors, style- it's fabulous!!! well, actually I love all those adorable things u got there..one for every special occasion! But..Lolita Rose Rockabilly Hair Flower and Feather Fascinator -I would wear it on my graduation! with black super pretty dress and high heels;) Love it!!

She has been emailed and I am awaiting her confirmation. Congrats Mia!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Celebration Giveaway! (closed)

I am done with this semester of Grad school- whew! This was a hard one as I was taking my classes, working, had to finish an incomplete paper AND am planning for my rockin'wedding. When did I breathe? When I slept- which wasn't often in the last 2 weeks, I'll tell ya.

To celebrate the awesome feeling of no homework- I am having a giveaway of one custom hairflower in the winner's choice of colors (you can pick up to 3 colors)!

To enter you must:
Visit the hairflower section in my Tart Deco etsy shop and leave a comment by Monday May 25th (Memorial Day) 10 pm central time letting me know which hairflower is your favorite and what you would wear it with. Please make sure to leave your email in the comment so I can contact you if you win. Winner will be chosen by random.org.

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only due to the high cost of postage, however international readers can enter if they are willing to pay for shipping. Thanks!

I am also offering 15% off everything in my Tart Deco shop to my blog readers! Make sure to put the code "Love Your Blog!"in the message to seller section when you are checking out and I will refund your paypal account. Sale ends May 30th.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Apron Giveaway (closed)

Hey there readers! I haven't been posting very much lately because of grad finals, but this means I will be hosting a celebration giveaway soon.

In the meantime, here is a cute apron giveaway at sweeter than me to tide you over.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Alteration of Patterns

Have you heard of the website Chestofbooks.com? If not, you are in for a real treat! this site is PACKED FULL of books in the public domain on various subjects. Of course, my favorites are the ones on sewing and domestics. I have found many historical tips and tricks to fix vintage clothing or use similar techniques when I am sewing to make my reproduction clothing just that much more fun.

Today I link you to a book with a chapter on how to alter patterns. As you can see by the picture, it is similar to another link I posted about resizing vintage patterns, but I actually found this tutorial easier to follow. Perhaps because it is written for beginning sewers.

Hey brides who sew- search using the words "alteration, "alter"or "modify" (or just browse the sewing books)and see what tidbits you come up with on how to use vintage techniques to alter a dress you bought.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bridesmaid Dress

I just happen to run across this stunning 60s dress in the metroretrovintage etsy shop and thought it would be purr-fect for anyone with a single bridesmaid/maid of honor. And for this price, I would steal it if it were in my size.

Bust – 37 inches
Waist – 30 inches
Hips – Open
Length – 37&1/8 inches (Top of shoulder strap to hem)


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dressing Gown Glamour

Picture my hair all dolled up in victory rolls, make-up perfectly applied in a vintage style, my wedding corset expertly laced, there's a hint of Chanel no. 5 wafting through the air, and there I am running around in crocs, sweat pants and a t-shirt over my corset! Uh..... NO.

One of the first things I did was start looking for a vintage dressing gown to wear as I readied myself for my big day. Yes, I know I am on a budget and this is not a necessary item, but with some of the sacrifices I did make, I think I am allowed one or two "luxury" items. I did find a gorgeous quilted 40s gown for $75 that has to be made slightly bigger in the front, but I can't wait to use it. Unfortunately I don't have pictures of it right now, but when I get some I will post.

How does one procure a lovely dressing gown for herself? Feast your eyes on these Etsy lovelies:

50s Pink Acetate Hollywood Glam Dressing Robe

Excellent condition vintage piece measured flat and across only as 13.5 shoulder to shoulder, 17.5 underarm to undearm, 14 waist, and is 52 long shoulder to hem.



LENGTH :54" WITH 2.1/2 " HEM


Vintage Black Flower Print Miss Elaine Dressing Gown

bust: 32"
waist: 26" (measured at elastic panel on back; unstretched)
length: 52"

This is marked a size small, best for someone who wears a size 4 - 6.


I LOVE LUCY long vintage dressing gown robe

Pretty flowered print with pink piping around collar, front top, sleeve ends and on pocket flaps. Shoulders- 15 1/2", bust- 38", waist- 28". Total length from center back neckline - 55".


Schiaparelli Hollywood Glamour Dressing Gown Vintage 1950s fits 34-36 bust

Measurements - 55 inches long, fits 34 to 36 inch bust, 27 inch waist, full hips
Label - Schiapparelli
Fabric - nylon


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Brass Hussy Giveaway (closed)

The Brass Hussy GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Win a $10 gift certificate to The Brass Hussy. She carries vintage and retro styled jewelry for very smart prices. These would make lovely Mother of the Bride gifts. Ends 5/18

Etsy Treasury Feature

Yeah for Etsy treasuries! A vintage hankies duo from my shop has been featured in a delightful treasury put together by the equally delightful Foxpots. Be sure to visit her shop to view her wonderful pottery.

Vintage handkerchiefs make lovely wedding gifts (Something Old anyone?) and can also be used in creative ways to repurpose and "go green." I will be posting soon about this, but I also got a lot of amazing ideas from my first hanky giveaway that you can read in the comments.

I have more fun hankies duos in my shop and will be adding on a regular basis, so make sure to visit my hankies section every now and then to see what is new!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hankies Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Demmi! Demmi had the great idea of making girl's skirts out of vintage hankies and its a great idea. I have sent you an email and you have 2 days to reply to win.

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