11 September 2010

My vintage clothes collection Part Two {dresses and others}

so then, here is my next instalment of my vintage clothes collection! So funny but this is the first time using a tripod since starting my blog, and a whole new world of portrait photography has suddenly got me the camera bug! Anywaaay, I know i know they are all crumpled outfits, but I have not an ironing board even though I do have an iron.
I took these in our garden...

this is a 1930's nightgown and a French 1920's black sequin cap.

another 1930's nightgown, this one is salmon pink chiffon!

oh dear, very creased! 1930's pyjama top with asymmetric buttons and a 1920's black sequin headdress.

nightdress with a silk lace 1900's top.

1930's satin evening gown {or wedding dress?} with vintage navy silk velvet leaves stuck in hair.

I think this velvet beaded capelet is 1900's ish, it needs a lot of repair which I shall save for a long dark winter evening! 1920's velvet corsage in hair.

children's 1920's cotton pyjamas, I love the little tucks and orange bobbles on the ankles! I'm going to use these for a pattern and make some more.

1930's backless satin evening dress with glass bugle beads {most of which I replaced as they were missing}.
A pink satin 1940's top with tucks and covered buttons on the shoulders.

1920's black lace dress with headpiece made by moi.

1930's silk quilted oriental style dress...so warm and comfy like wearing a silk sleeping bag!

a 1930's {I think ?} cotton Japanese obi, it has a different pattern on the reverse and is about 3 metres long! I'm planning to make something out of this soon.

I have some more treasures stashed away, especially my favourite red 1930's bias-cut number which i couldn't find anywhere, and lots more other bits and bobs, oh yes!

by the way I added these to my flickr along with a few others, see here.


  1. I can just imagine you dancing the charleston! xox

  2. What a gorgeous collection; I particularly love the feather print dress.

  3. Beautiful - I particularly love the satin dress. Would be great for a wedding dress. xx

  4. You're a natural!

  5. great post. . awesome clothes. ck :) x

  6. ck_dex11.9.10

    Very chic! Love the navy hair decs and all the cream silk.

  7. Oh my goodness I am so jealous! Everything is gorgeous! You did so well taking pictures of yourself too. I especially loved the pics of you in the white satin 1930's evening gown/wedding dress. Such beautiful light and such a pretty garden background. I'm new to your blog and just wanted to say it's such a lovely and inspiring place to visit :)

  8. I love your 1920's childs pj's, bobbles are always a winner in my book.

    I love vintage gloves and shoes but being tall with big feet nothing ever fits - hey ho!

  9. Absolutely divine!

  10. Great! I wish id been a fly on ur garden wall ... it looks like u had so much fun! Love all outfits... great choices for u . Definitely

  11. How much fun are these pictures?! Wonderful and delightful.

  12. How pretty! I love the early 1900s dresses. :)


  13. Ooo you have so many nice dresses that you could've also worn at your wedding. Have also noticed you're quite natty with hair styling....teach me, teach me! Jx

  14. Anonymous13.9.10

    I simply love these dresses, envy you, Grat pics and a good work

    Have a sparkeling day


  15. Ok here we go again, I simply love your dresses and your wonderful blog, very inspiering you are, Thank you loads!!!
    Have a lovely day
    Love /Malin

  16. Oh my goodness - this style of clothes suit you so much - you must be a very small size to fit such vintage outfits!
    Gorgeous gorgeous photos!