[PR] Gain and Get More Likes and Followers on Instagram.

bygumbygolly bygumbygolly

1768 posts   11712 followers   687 followings

Tasha  A vintage-obsessed blogger who's knitting, sewing, frolicking, and watching Doctor Who in her little 50s ranch in Chicago. Latest blog post ⬇️

http://bygumbygolly.com/2017/06/tropical-seersucker-capris/

Sewing this blouse will probably be the easy part. Deciding on rick rack? That's the hard part. 😝 I'm reversing the colors so it'll be a white yoke on turquoise, and I may go with red and two widths of silver. Not quite sure yet! This is McCall's 9925 from 1954, one of my favorite years for fashion!
#vintagesewing #mccallspatterns #vintagemccalls #vintagesewingpatterns #1950s #patioblouse #rickrack #ricrac #sewing #sewcialists #vintagepledge

Stepping out tonight with some of the best folks there are! @melmakesart bought that vintage Western shirt in St. Louis and already had the perfect tie to match, what are the odds (especially brown and yellow)? I'm wearing a vintage skirt that I had to re-make the dinky waistband to make it fit me and fix a hem that was dropped down to the seam binding (? πŸ™„). And now it has a pocket to boot (there's only one side seam).
Happy Pride weekend, Chicago! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
#vintagestyle #1950s #vintagefashion #vivienofholloway #noveltyprint #westernshirt #vintagetie #truevintage #truevintageootd #redhead #retro #swedishhasbeens

My 50s pedal pushers jeans are doone! 😍😍 (Even if I'd never make it as a runway model. πŸ˜‚) Look at that zipper! Thanks to everyone who chimed in about tutorials, I'll either be doing one later this summer for how to turn a favorite trouser pattern into 40s/50s jeans with a hidden zip in slash pockets, OR I might even do a sew along... we shall see! (p.s. Don't mind the garden bed of mostly weeds on the right, that's getting ripped up later this summer!)
#sewing #conemills #conemillsdenim #threadbarefabrics #1950s #1950sfashion #1950sjeans #vintagejeans #pedalpushers #sewing #sewcialists #keds #hbarc #vintagewesternwear #westernshirt #sewingjeans

Don't mind me I'm just over here mastering my dream 50s jeans. 😍πŸ’ͺπŸ’ƒβœ‚οΈ
Details: these are based on the same vintage trouser pattern I used for my tropical capris (yesterday's photo and blog post), with some changes to accommodate (non-stretch) denim and vintage jeans styling (and big enough back pockets for my cell phone!). I also reverse engineered the hidden zipper for jeans with slant front pockets and pocket topstitching like many 40s/50s women's jeans and now feel like a total badass. πŸ’πŸΌ
Basically these are my dream jeans (well jeanie pedal pushers for summer!) and I AM SO EXCITED I COULD POP. But I won't because then I wouldn't be able to finish and wear these. 😜
I love repro jeans but now I can make them perfectly fit my proportions and in any style (hello Western belt loops, I'll be seeing you this fall!) and any denim, and any leg width, and that feels like a million bucks.
And yes, I plan to do a tutorial on the pocket and if there's enough interest, maybe taking a favorite trouser pattern and turning it into 1940s or 1950s inspired jeans...? Let me know in the comments!
#sewing #sewcialists #sewingjeans #vintagejeans #topstitching #1950s #1940s #jeans #simplicitypatterns #vintagesewingpatterns #vintagesewing #sewlikeaboss #conemills #conemillsdenim #threadbarefabrics

This photo from last night reminds me of a @_charlesphoenix vintage slide for some reason. The resting bitch face beside a random terse hand-painted sign on an old building at twilight must be it. πŸ˜‚
#vintagestyle #chicago #1950s #1950sfashion #truevintage #redhead #handpaintedsign #vintageplaid #penahausshoes #vintagepurse

I love these seersucker capris! I made them with vintage fabric and a vintage pattern. Stop by to my blog to see more and read about the hidden zipper inside the pocket that I added. I'm planning to do a tutorial for that technique later this summer. 😊 (link in profile ↗️)
#vintagesewing #vintagesewingpatterns #simplicitypatterns #sewing #sewcialists #redhead #1950s #1950sfashion #vintagepledge #seersucker #vintagefabric

More steam train fun yesterday. Yeah, I'd say we were pretty cute. πŸ˜‰
Vintage shirt, tie and belt buckle on Mel, vintage dress, purse and accessories on me with a (reversible) bolero I made a few years ago from a 50s pattern. Hat by @b_millinery! ❀️
#vintagestyle #vintagefashion #hawaiiandress #handpaintedtie #westernshirt #bakelite #telephonecordpurse #bmillinery #1950s #1950sfashion #truevintage #truevintageootd #tropicaldress #vintagewestern #vintagewesternwear #whendecadescollide

Riding on a steam train! πŸš‚πŸš‚
Random person on train (joking, because they encouraged people to "dress up" vintage): "Why are you dressed up?"
Me (deadpan): "I'm not dressed up."
πŸ˜‚ #vintagelife #vintagestyle #telephonecordpurse #tropical #1950s #bakelite #bmillinery #1950sfashion #steamtrain #fortwaynerailroadhistoricalsociety #thedailybake #nickelplateroad765

Today's hair (and outfit) inspiration came from vintage Lady Levi's ads! (Swipe to see) I used very small rollers and lightly brushed the curls back into a wave. This side came out better than the other. 😜 Nice to have the hair totally off my ears in the heat! πŸ’πŸΌ
#vintagehair #hairsetting #1950s #1950sfashion #vintagestyle #western #redhead #retrohair #ladylevis #vintageshirt #plaid

This might look boring but after not sewing for 2 months I cracked how to add a hidden zipper inside a side seam pocket, like many vintage women's trousers have. It was actually pretty easy! πŸ’ͺ Next time I'll add a fly shield but I was limited by waistband length with next to none of this vintage seersucker left. I've wanted to try out this tidy looking hidden zip for ages so I'm pretty excited! Can't wait to finish these capris-or-shorts (hemmed length will dictate which category they actually qualify as, see above about lack of fabric πŸ˜‚)!
#sewing #sewcialists #vintagesewingpatterns #vintagesewing #seersucker #noveltyprint #tropicalfabric

Been on the prowl lately for good vintage fabrics. The tropical seersucker is only *barely* enough for shorts (a 50s Bermuda shorts pattern I decided, not this one). The harlequin (finally I've found a vintage harlequin 😍) will be capris or trousers. The one in the middle I have enough of for a skirt, dress or set! I still haven't gotten my sewing groove back but this is the week!!
#vintagesewing #sewing #simplicitypatterns #vintagesimplicity #harlequin #tropical #vintagefabric #sewing #sewcialists #noveltyprint #vintagesewingpatterns

Bloody Mary time! 🍹I've worn this blouse a few times in the last week so I definitely need to sew a few other colors, right?! Yesterday at an estate sale I found a souvenir brooch from Cuba (with dangling maracas) which went perfectly with today's outfit just like I planned it!
#vintagestyle #mexicancircleskirt #handpaintedskirt #touristskirt #mexicanskirt #vintageturquoise #peasantblouse #1950s #1950sfashion #truevintage

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags