Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Handmade Vintage

I always used to assume one day I would make my own clothes. I knew I would probably never be good enough to make anything elaborate but simple dress or blouses or altered vintage clothing, that was my goal. A couple of years ago I finally took a basic sewing class and discovered I am utterly hopeless at it. I was always sewing things on backwards and couldn't draw a straight line to save my life. The teacher didn't know what to do with me. Of course, I did improve a little after a while but I didn't enjoy it like I always thought I would. Maybe my thwarted ambitions as a hobby seamstress are the reason I love carrying vintage handmade clothing in my shop. I always have an eye out for it when I go thrifting or to flea markets. Here are some of the handmade pieces I currently have for sale, some of which are beautifully hand-knit which is beyond amazing.

Vintage 1960s Hand-Knit Bubblegum Pink Cardigan with Floral Embroidery
Vintage Royal Blue Raw Silk Handmade Dirndl Dress
Vintage 1960s Orange Sherbet Hand-Knit Mohair Cardigan
Vintage Handmade Blue and White Checked Dirndl Dress
Vintage Handmade Navy Wool Dirndl Dress
Vintage Deep Red Hand-Knit Sweater With Gray Fleur di Lis


  1. I love finding handmade vintage--the first and last sweaters here are especially wonderful!

  2. Thanks. Yeah, there is something really special about it, isn't there? :)