me-made may: the roundup

I’m kind of pinching myself – I made five dresses this month. Well, four if we want to get pedantic about it – the second one from the left was finished in April. But I finished them all within four weeks, even if the calendar designation shifted. Special interests, man. Sometimes Asperger’s pays. Anyway, I…

shedding

I had planned a whole Bettie Page thing for my beach visit on Saturday, but when the mercury shoots up to 90F (32C), one’s retro resolve withers. Hair down, sunglasses in lieu of makeup, no cone bras or garter belts. I rolled down my bikini bottoms to show off my new ink; without the high…

hatpins & hat pins

For just a few days every spring, the riverside park between Winooski and Burlington clouds with soft perfume. Lilacs are my very favorite flower. They’re in my blood, as family lore holds: my mother got a fresh bouquet in the hospital the day I was born. Word to the wise: they do not taste anywhere…

me-made may: hap birf to me!

Yesterday I turned 22! (Before you ask: I loathe the Taylor Swift song of the same name, and all those who have sent it to me have been taken out back and made examples of. You’ve been warned.) My family makes a Big Deal about birthdays. I’m an only child, so there were only three…

me-made may: strawberries in the sun

You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to share these! I made this dress over a month ago, and it’s been in heavy rotation since. I’m delighted with every aspect of how it came out – but, due to the stipulations of my latest project, I couldn’t talk about it until today. A…

hey red

So apparently, posting pictures out of order during changing seasons really shows. I took these almost two weeks ago, and the foliage has exploded since. Consider this a preview of my summer vintage look. I’m never sure how to not look like a slob in the hottest months, and this year will be extra challenging:…

me-made may: simplicity 65c

This dress was a fluke, a quirk, a stroke of luck. Whatever you want to call it, it was never meant to exist – but I’m really, really glad it does. A week or two ago, I bought a vintage copy of Simplicity 65c for $2 on Etsy. I didn’t realize until after receiving it…

junction jollies

No outfit today, but I finally got my White River Junction photos uploaded and edited! I took way too many.  I remember being a kid on vacation and bemoaning my mother stopping every few feet to snap away. It took me only two decades and change to turn into her – Josh put a moratorium…

me-modified may: red and grey

This outfit is my standard vintage fare: day dress, practical shoes, nothing fancy. I last blogged this dress less than a month ago, but that’s what staples are for. I wasn’t planning on taking pictures today, but I got antsy sitting at the bus stop and decided to noodle around with my camera. And I…

me-made may: medievalist

This dress feels marvelously medieval to me. Something about the square neck and the tapestry design. Like I said last time I blogged it, I feel like it could go straight from a Faire to a fifties fete with barely a change in accessories. Today I played up both aspects.  The scarf and glasses (new,…

berg & blossoms

I got this dress for $9 at my favorite local vintage store’s annual liquidation sale. The skirt was much slimmer than I usually prefer, so I’d planned to list it in my Etsy shop…and then I tried it on. I actually – perish the thought – really like it! Something about a straighter-cut silhouette seems…

me-made may: greening up!

I certainly dropped off the map for a while there, but I swear I had a good reason. It’s Me-Made May, you see! I wanted to debut my latest creation in my first post of the month, but this one was rather…more ambitious than the last. I’m super excited to celebrate my first Me-Made May….