Wednesday, April 14, 2010

30s Crochet Makes Everything Okay

Oh dear....I fear there is no hope for me where my 30s crochet and knitwear obsessions are concerned.  I have no idea where I'll ever wear the beautiful sets I've amassed (outside my blog pics), but I only know that when slipped my latest set on today, I went from feeling like a grumpy, frumpy mess to blissful and ladylike.  Sigh, where is my time machine, so I can just send myself back to the decade I know I truly belong in? Other option: find portal that allows me to jump inside 30s Minerva, Monarch, Bear, Fleischer pattern books.  Oh, speaking of crocheting, I bought the "Crochet for Dummies" book last week and am hoping to find time to dive in and try some of the basics soon.  In the mean-time, I've been sewing up a little storm.  I tackled and almost completed a cute pair of shorts yesterday.  Will post pics soon.











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(In retrospect, this last photo probably looks sorta odd. The plan for this pose seemed better in my head, I think. Pretend I'm holding a cigarette (that's what the crochet dames usually do, don't they)

Images of 30s pattern books from Iva Rose



24 comments:

Riikka said...

Ohhh, so gorgeous! I wish I could rock 1930s knitwear.

Amelia said...

oh wow! the crochetedness is so wonderful! i've been doing horrible exam revision all day and this is exactly what i needed to restore my hope in humanity ! :)

Amelia of La Ville Inconnue

Miss Go Lightly said...

You? Frumpy? Never doll! You look love love lovely dahling!

Maggi said...

I so love crochet! I hope you catch on quickly! Good luck! :)

Yesterday Girl said...

Woweee! You look incredible, what a colour too!

esme and the lane way said...

Gorgeous dress, in such a lovely colour!

1930s Girls About Town said...

Gee, that's so stunning. Frumpy? No. The crochet for dummies book sounds a bit advanced for me - I would need the complete bonehead's guide.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Loves it! And your hair looks amazing!

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

The Dreamstress said...

Absolutely loving the sweater! I wish I had the time to learn to crochet!

Emily said...

I really love the last shot. You can really rock a vintage crochet set!

Francy said...

I love this color on you! You look so amazing!!

And I wish I could find a time machine too.

Jitterbugdoll said...

What a stunning outfit--I love the color!

Miss Matilda said...

beautiful :-)

garofit said...

I have serious outfit envy, not only is crochet my biggest weakness, but look at that colour too! I've just managed to find a little crochet blouse and a sweater myself (the later is still to arrive, will post pics on my blog) but these are nowhere near to satisfy my crochet want. More, more!
But I too was thinking about starting crocheting, it just looks very hard and I am not that confident in my skills.

Dsata said...

Such a lovely and shiny colour !

Andi B. Goode said...

Ahhhh, you look amazing!! =D I love that colour on you. It's such a hard colour to wear!
Also thinking about learning to crochet aka getting my mum to teach me ;]
-Andi x

Starr Crow said...

not at all frumpy! i love this on you and i love your totally unique style to everyone else of today. i just lurked through your shop again, and i just have to tell you how great it looks. where do you find so many impeccable pieces?

Su said...

SUch a cute outfit, and I love that shade on you! You look amazing in absolutely everything, but that colour really lights you up!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Oh my dear, great vintage loving minds pine for the same things. I can actually vividly recall laying awake at night as a child as wishing to high heaven that when I woke up I'd been transported back to the 40s or 50s. And you know what, even though I've gotten a lot older, I still rest my head upon the pillow some nights and fantasize that I'll awaken an the era I feel I belonged to. Here's to hoping that someone finally works all the kinks out of time travel and we really can jet back to our beloved decades! :)


Wishing you the sweetest of Thursdays,
♥ Jessica

BaronessVonVintage said...

Oh, WOW, thanks everyone!! I appreciate your kind words, but do assure you that even the Baroness gets the blues and has moments of feeling less than baronial ;)

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the color of the set seems to work with my skin tone. I must admit I haven't often worn this color of salmon/coral-y orange, but knew I HAD to have this set when I saw it and I FELT wonderful when I slipped it on. It is a smidge looser in places than I would like, but am just blown away by everyone's positive responses!!!

I may be needing the "Crochet for Utterly Hopeless Crafters" as well, 1930s Girls, but we shall see.

Andi, if you have someone around to show you, you are SO lucky. I have to try to decipher the weird diagrams and such. Luckily I am fairly good at learning by reading (most of the time), but am a complete fool when attempting to read vintage patterns.

BaronessVonVintage said...

You blog commenters really are the sweetest. THANK YOU!!

BaronessVonVintage said...

PS: Starr, thanks again for your compliments relating to my Etsy shop. I may just have to do a little post about this subject, as I have been asked this and several other Etsy selling related questions before. Will try to pull something together and post it soon! xoxo

BaronessVonVintage said...

Jessica, Francy, you'll be the first to know when I acquire the time machine ;)

ingridh said...

Looking good :))

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