Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Glories of Goldenrod

I LOVE when vintage pattern illustrations are in color, as I am better able to visualise the sorts of hues that were in fashion back when they were originally circulated.  One color I noticed appearing several times is what I'll call a sort of goldenrod (not as yellow as a mustard yellow?).  Not long ago I happened to find a 70s blouse that is not only this very same hue but in a style that I think is very 30s.  I'd still love to tackle a blouse from a vintage pattern, but this ended up being a very inexpensive find until I feel more confident sewing silky blouse fabrics!!  A note on the skirt: I've been seeking a black 30s skirt for ages, but could not find anything in my size or in a style that I liked, so Kim of nudeedudee once again helped me bring my dream skirt to life.  Okay, I'd better get back to work.  I have TONS of vintage items coming into my shop over the next while, as I have acquired several estate lots.  I am also heading to another vintage event out of town this weekend, so with any luck, I will be positively drowning in vintage lovelies for Adeline's Attic.  Stay tuned... aaaand, if you are on the hunt for something specific for your own vintage wardrobe, don't hesitate to pass your wish list on to me, so that I can keep an eye out for your dream frock when I'm out "hunting."






14 comments:

Wearing History said...

What a lovely outfit! LOVE the skirt. Another winner from Kim!
I totally want that pattern on the left. Mmm...
This color is so lovely. I never thought of the name, but you're right- Goldenrod is just right :)

Carys said...

I love your blouse so much, it is the most amazing colour!! Your skirt is so nice too, you have the most wonderful 30s style!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Mary R. said...

Oh, that's really nice. Love the goldenrod color.

Darlene said...

You just keep the coolness going and going and going... Rock on sister vintage. Rock on...

Kate said...

Great outfit! I love the skirt and blouse combination. They are both lovely pieces :)

iLiveinmyLab said...

It looks lovely on you! Beautiful skirt!

LandGirl1980 said...

I don't know what I love most! The blouse and its colour, the skirt and its shape or the bureau in the back drop! Lovely outfit, as always!

BaronessVonVintage said...

thank you thank you thank you!

LandGirl1980: that dropleaf desk was brought over from Scotland by my paternal grandfather in 1900! It's a cherished family piece, so thank you so much for noticing & complimenting it!

Pixie Drive-In said...

I love this color, and you look gorgeous in it. The collar is also really adorable.

Sara said...

Oh, so lovely outfit! I have been searching for that kind of blouse for a while now. I hope I will find the perfect one some day :)

-Sara

Autumn, Coffee and Inspiration

Penny Dreadful said...

I have a 70s blouse in the exact same colour, it is funny how things come in and out of fashion. Your one is much nicer than mine, that shawl neckline is delicious.

Ginger said...

Your skirt is absolutely divine! Goldenrod is my favorite color, especially for this time of year, and it looks lovely on you!

Bella said...

What a fabulous outfit! I just love that goldenrod color. I have been searching for a nice blouse or sweater in that color to wear under a fabulous cape I have - it's a brown plaid with that goldenrod running through it.

Charlotte said...

Ooh I love it! I've been searching for inspiration for a 30s skirt - I've ended up with an 80s pattern which I hope I can tweak for a 30s style.

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage