I have this real love of all things vintage. I have a desire to go back to when toys were simple and wood and baby clothing was simple and adorable with small wonderful details.
The first one I found was this adorable little lightweight dress at an antique store right in my hometown. I love the soft yellow, little cap sleeves and the trim on the bottom but my favorite is the little embroidery details and the itty-bitty pintucks along the neck.
I found this jacket at an estate sale. It was clear by the woman’s collection that she hand sewed a lot of her children’s clothes. She also embroidered and appliqued quite a bit. I loved the style of this jacket and the little appliqued kitty.
I have a few more items I got from this sale but I’m reworking them so that will be a future project (and post)! Does anyone else get nervous when reworking something vintage? Does it ever feel to you a little like you’re violating the original creator’s plan?
Well I love vintage items and will continue to add to my collection as I find items I love. What I’ve found to be key is being very picky with these items so I don’t wind up hoarding them!