Sunday, February 17, 2013

Some things I bought

Here are some quick photos of some of the things that I bought in England. This isn't all of it. I also bought back four hats and some other stuff that I will put in another post.  


I bought this dress and the one below from the same seller at the Saltaire Vintage Fair. The Fair was in a hall, and even though they only had about half the number of stalls they were meant to because of the snow, they had lots of great stuff. Most things was reasonably priced as well.



The person who was selling these dresses had written the bust, waist and hip measurements on the price tag which was helpful because sometimes it can be hard to tell if something is worth trying on or not.



These vintage buttons, from a shop in Haworth, were the only sewing related thing that I bought the whole trip. I avoided going into fabric shops because my stash is pretty big already and I don't need to add to it. The sunglasses were from Primark for 50p. I feel guilty about getting stuff from Primark because I usually try and avoid buying new things.



I got this bag in the same charity shop in Haworth that I bought the raincoat below.  


This is a close-up of the raincoat that I was wearing in a photo in my last post. Before I left for England I actually made a raincoat from laminated cotton (I'll do a post about it eventually). I realised once I'd made it that it would be impractical to take because it's quite heavy and would get creased in my suitcase. Luckily, I found this one not long after I got to England. I've always wanted a red 60s style raincoat so it was perfect.

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  1. Ah wow, both those dresses are absolutely perfect and the prints are so good. I wish more shops and sellers would put sizing info on tags because I struggle to know if something's worth trying on and I hate that embarrassment when vintage dresses are too small for me, which they often are. That raincoat is such a good find too. It rains like every day here in Wellington yet I only have one really bad not-very-waterproof raincoat.

    Show us your new hats too!

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    1. Yes, I hate it when they put 'about a size 10/12' or whatever on labels because it really doesn't mean anything. Measurements are so much easier. It's hard to find a good raincoat. I will do a post on the hats and other bits and pieces.

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  2. Those dresses are fabulous and that red coat...lucky you!

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  3. Love the first dress and the raincoat. This is also on my list as a 'must sew' for winter, just need to find the right fabric for it... which is proving tricky.

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    1. Thanks! I got the laminated cotton fabric for the raincoat I made from Etsy. It's more flexible than oilcloth so it's quite good for raincoats.

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  4. I love it all, ahhhhhhhhhh.
    The pretty dress I want to see you wearing soon.
    Have a grand Sunday, dear friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I'll take some photos in the dresses when I wear them. You too.

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  5. Oh my god those dresses are amazing! Especially the daisy print one!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I think the daisy print one is my favourite.

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  6. Oh my those dresses are to die for!!!

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  7. Those dresses are very pretty and I can't wait to see you in them. x

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I'll post pictures of me wearing them, eventually.

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  8. Such gorgeous dresses, and the raincoat and bag are pretty fabulous too.
    You did some good shopping in Yorkshire - and you've made me want to go to Saltaire! xxxx

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    1. Thanks! You should go. I really liked Saltaire. There are a couple of good vintage shops and the vintage fair was great. All the cottages and the mill are really lovely too.

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  9. Oooh, what lovely things. The dresses are gorgeous, but I love the raincoat. xx

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, the raincoat is my best find. I've wanted one like it for years.

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  10. The dresses are divine - such bright happy prints and that raincoat is the best raincoat I've ever seen!

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  11. what do i ike most?! the first dress is gorgeous ... the sunnies are great but the red rain coat is just stellar! AWESOME FINDS!

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    1. Thanks! I was pretty pleased with everything I found.

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  12. I love your dresses! The mac is fab and matches my red go go boots!

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    1. Thanks! Ooh, red go go boots. They sound fab.

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  13. Score!!!
    Love it ALL, great buys,lovey! X

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  14. You bought some amazing things...love that bag, it's gorgeous!! It's ok for the glasses, they are sweet. But, I know what you mean...I'm trying to work my modern clothes out of my wardrobe & buy more vintage as I prefer it. Gorgeous buys...hope your having a great week xx

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  15. I'm so glad you're back!!!!! I hope you had an amazing trip, & that it's not too hard to be back to normal life. What divine frocks, I love them both, & that rain coat is amazing! I would LOVE a look in your wardrobe one day, you seem to have such a quality collection. Xx

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  16. Argh!! Soooooo jealous of it all! The first dress is heavenly . The bag is gorgeous and the Mac is perfection. I bet they look awesome together xx

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  17. I admire the boldness of your floral clothing (esp the raincoat you made). So good.

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