Loving the vintage vibe!

Here's where I'll share my obsession with vintage fabric! It's taking over my house!

I'll sharing with you my favorite fabrics, my 'adventures" in dressmaking using vintage patterns, some home furnishing ideas and no doubt I'll be telling you about any exciting finds! Love to hear about your vintage adventures too!

My first Shop was AudreysCat ( online shop May 2010) , but my new logo / name - WittyDawn , arrived Jan 2014.

I hope you'll have time to browse my shops too !

Monday, 23 August 2010

Back from Hols - so a beachy theme.....

My Beachbag at the beach - it's a bit chilly though...

Enjoying the brief Pembrokeshire sunshine...

My Mum braving the rain...

Thursday, 12 August 2010

How to use my crazy fabric!

Well lots of Folksy and Etsy people liked the idea of an A-line 70s Maxi skirt! but here's some other suggestions ( sorry if I've missed anyone!)

Covering cushions on a 70’s ‘Danish’ armchair from http://www.folksy.com/users/prettygoods
Framing using embroidery hoops http://www.etsy.com/shop/SouthernSkirts
Great advice about block framing from http://www.etsy.com/shop/MutantAngel and http://www.etsy.com/shop/jensdreamdecor
A bed headboard ! fab! http://www.etsy.com/shop/SomeWheninTime
Laundry Bags http://www.etsy. http://handprinter.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

How would you use this fabric!

I've been asking for suggestions on Etsy and Folksy how people would use this bonkers fabric? What do you think?

A bit 70's this time!

Hi All , gone a bit 70's today. Promised Kokokelli I'd look out one of my wacky fabrics to showcase ! Why not pop over to her blog too ? http://kokokelli.blogspot.com

Monday, 9 August 2010

SheUnique - Vintage Shop in Cirencester

Popped in to say hello to Sheila, who has a lovely Vintage shop called "Sheunique" in Cirencester. I was looking for a pastel blue necklace to wear with a hat I bought a while ago from her - and of course she had a lovely 4 strand 40's/50's necklace for me.

Sheila is the driving force behind a number of Vintage events in our area, and as well as clothes, jewellery and other vintage ephemera specialises as a vintage hairstylist and make-up artist. Have a look at http://www.furryfeet.tv/cotswolds/venue_photos.php?id=297 to see more of "Sheunique".

Sunday, 8 August 2010

A Dress I made!

Well this is my entry for the Vintage Vogue competition. The fabric came from a bolt of silk that I bought for curtains/cushions for my new bedroom. It was so stunning when it arrived - and there was so much that I had to make a dress too! ( this is a 5m 'New Look' Dior style dress). This was made specifically for a 40s/50s event here in Cirencester and caused quite a stir ! the organiser contacted me later and said I MUST enter it for the competition. Although I love it I'm not sure it stands much of a chance because I think they prefer interpretations of their patterns for this particular comp and this is just tailored to me and the sleeves shortened. Anyway worth a go - what do you think?

The hat was bought locally, is original and in superb condition - for only £10. The bag I made also and I will be listing custom makes in this fabric and others in my shops over the next few weeks.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Well another week another fabric! a very jolly one too - I'm working with this one at the moment so hopefully loading some cushions in it onto my shops soon.

Hope you like the pendent from Mirribeads - has a kind of retro feel.

I've left my stained glass on for a bit - can you see how the design relates to the fabric on my featured bag? This was just a little left over bit from the fabrics and cushions which I've made for my family/dining room. We not very into subtle in our house !

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Had a bit of a tweek - starting to look OK I hope! I'm going to add pictures of how I use or have been inspired by retro styles. Sometime it might be a 'new' purchase or something I've made for my home. Hope you like the stained glass panel - I love doing stained glass but haven't had a workspace to do it for ages. This piece took me about 30 hours to complete and it fill what was the old serving hatch between kitchen and dining room.