Monday, March 28, 2011

My Vintage Creative Weekend

My weekend has been very vintage. 

Friday - I started sewing a 1950s sundress. I used one of the patterns I won in Atlanta's giveaway. Thank you, Atlanta for hosting the wonderful giveaway!!! I dearly love the patterns!! :D

This is the pattern I used. Isn't it simply darling?!?! While sewing the dress I watched episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show on What fun! 

The dress is very summery, floral print, and bright! Did I mention the colors on the fabric are the same as my favorite baseball team? The Detroit Tigers. Oh! I even have a 1950s petticoat that I made, several years ago, to wear underneath the dress. What bliss. I can't wait to do a photo-shoot! 

That evening Gabrielle, Hanne-col, our brother, and I watched episodes of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. You can download and watch episodes that are in the public domain on Internet Archive

Saturday - I finished sewing my sundress while watching The Donna Reed Show, once again on Donna Reed has some adorable clothes in this show. I've found many a dress that I want to copy on this show. 

After I finished my dress I made earrings for my Etsy shop. {I don't have them up yet.} They are simply darling and unique. I can't wait to share them with y'all! :D

Sunday - Instead of watching old TV shows from the 50s or 60s I decided to listen to old Radio shows. In the morning {we didn't have church yesterday as some of us came down sick this last week} I browsed around Internet Archive for some good things to listen too while I worked on projects all day. I found sooo many good things to listen too. Here are some things I found to listen too: Dragnet, The Six Shooter, Lux Radio Theater, Screen Director's Playhouse, Tales of the Texas Rangers, Cavalcade of America, Sherlock Holmes, and the Academy Award Ceremony of 1943.

Afterwards, I made a darling necklace that matches one of the earrings I made on Saturday. I also made a pair of earrings for my mom. 

After crafting, I found some vintage patterns in my pattern collection I don't want anymore to sell. The reason being, they are several sizes too large and I will never take the time to shrink them to my size. Meaning they are up for sale in my Etsy shop, right now. 

What did you do this weekend? 


  1. What a delightful weekend! I've enjoyed several of the TV and Radio shows you mentioned, such as The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet and the Lux Radio Theater, but several of these are new to me - I'll have to go check them out some time;)

    Can't wait to see your completed 1950s dress! It sounds adorable!


  2. WOW Sounds like you had a busy weekend!! I can't WAIT to see the photoshoot pics of the dress. I love dresses from that era. SO darling..

    Let's just say that our weekend was PACKED with stuff to do.. .if I listed it all, I would make a record of the longest comment ever!! lol!

    In Christ's Service,
    PS I will be shipping your stuff to you soon, promise! We just got busy and I haven't had time to get it all done...

  3. That sounds busy! and I thought I did a lot this weekend...haha. I love those shows, though! They're some of my favorites, and I love watching them while I work.(:


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