Sunday, March 10, 2019

Looking Forward to . . . . Spring!

There is something about spring that gets me all excited. I'm not sure if its the warmer weather, the green shoots peeping through the woodchips promising flowers ( I do like tulips), or knowing I can bust out my summer clothes. I think it may be the busting out of summer clothes that gets me all excited because as you now I do love a good cotton shirt waister in a fun color and print. For whatever reason I feel my winter wardrobe is not nearly as fun as my spring and summer one so I will have to fix that eventually. My winter suit selection is excellent though I think so all good on that front.

The power of clothes is really something isn't it? I mean it, I don't know about you but when I'm feeling blue its fun to put on something fun and it kind of takes the curse off.

This year I am especially excited about spring because I have some new looks that I will be sporting . .. What are these you ask? Some full skirted 50s frocks! I normally don't wear full skirted 50s pieces because they take a lot of fabric to make compared to a 40s dress but my life this winter pushed me to try something new and different. Lets just say my new year started on a rough note and I wanted to do something fun and up lifting. That and I had a little encouragement to get back into the 50s as well - thanks you know who! I will be keeping these new looks under wraps until I debut them on here so until then you have to put up with these . . . .

Believe it or not, I used to wear nothing but 50s pieces but that was before I was into blogging. I did save some pieces but most of them I got rid of when a local high school was looking for pieces for a play. I promptly donated most of those items because I figured they needed and wanted them more than me. Thankfully I saved my underpinnings. I have no idea why but I'm so glad that I did. My crinoline is a staple for these looks and so are some of my other pieces.  I guess its just amazing the things you end up using after so many years of not using them. The benefits of being a pack rat! Who knew!

This spring will be a new one for me as over the winter I moved into a new living arrangement and one that I am still getting used to. The house was built in 1945 so its a vintage house for a vintage girl. Although its in really rough shape and I've been living in a construction site I'm looking forward to all the potential that there is to offer. One of the things that I am trying to get used to is a much smaller closet space. And I mean a much smaller space! Now I have a closet that is 1/3 the size I am used to so I've had to be a little creative. Expect a post on that soon because it was really something. Basically the bulk of my thoughts this winter centered on where to put stuff! But this spring I hope to have my living situation more settled and more comfortable . . . I know it will be awhile yet for me to be officially settled but I feel Spring time will be a great opportunity to really take it all in.
Aside from some new 50s looks I hope to show off more of the Casablanca Wardrobe Challenge and finish that off, I think starting that in the fall may have been a bone headed idea . . . . .but I had the winter to sew the white dress jumper look sew there. By the way, do you know how hard it is to find navy and white stripe fabric when you want it? Very . . . . This spring I hope to get back to sewing some basics too like blouses . . . . Almost all of my blouses that are white are no longer white and have many mysterious stains (some blueberry juice stains I will admit)  . . . . I'm a little bummed I need to replace them but they had a really good run so that's good.  Oh, and more sewing to replace them too so that's a plus.


  1. I always look forward to spring as well with the warmer weather and longer daylight hours. Looking forward to seeing your new looks - and being a keen gardener I love your picture of the spring flowers!

    1. Thank you! The little stone bunny really caught my eye. That one was taken at Windmill Island last year. It's a beautiful display of tulips mostly and other floral delights. There is a reason it attracts so many visitors.

  2. Yes, I hope the Spring weather comes SOON!! I think there was too much snow. Can't wait to see some 1950s looks with a full crinoline and the sweetheart neckline dress.

    Happy Spring!

    1. I'm excited to show them off! Just waiting for a nice warm sunny day. . .I know they are coming soon!