housework outfit and planning my next knitting project


Yesterday was a pretty productive day, in that I finally finished tackling the laundry that I let get out of hand over spring break and got to break in my new mop! After a day of housework, Olivia and I went to her girl scout meeting and I brought my knitting along to work on while chatting with the other moms.
 plus size vintage fashion from Va-Voom Vintage

I'm finally on the finish line for my chunky green cardigan and already thinking of what my next knitting project should be. I've never knitted anything with buttons so I may do some kind of button-up cardigan but there are also some beautiful pull-over patterns out there too.I've been looking at the gorgeous collection of free vintage knitting patterns from Subversive Femme. 
Here are just a couple of favorites from Bex:

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I think I'm leaning towards the short sleeve one right now, just because I know that by the time I'm done knitting a cardigan, it'll be very hot in St. Louis!

For my housework day, I wore a retro tee shirt and cotton skirt that I made years ago with this cute 1950s salt and pepper mill kitchen fabric. I didn't do anything with my hair today so I tied it up in a scarf turban.

plus size vintage fashion with bakelite bangles from Va-Voom Vintage

My green sweater is one of my favorites. I love the color and lacy texture. It's actually one of those modern cardigans that is supposed to me worn open with a draped fullness hanging down the front but I like to wear it folded one end over the other and tucked into my skirt as a wrap top.

I wore a stack of black and green Bakelite bangles. The rhinestone bangle is actually a transparent blue when you hold it up to the light. The patina over the decades has turned it black.

bakelite rhinestones and carved bangles from va-voom vintage


  1. You look so spring-y! :-)

    -- Tegan

  2. What a great idea for the "wrap top"! I have several of those type of cardigans that are lightweight material and never once thought to do that for a retro look! Thanks for the tip!

  3. So lovely! I really like the lacy element of this knit design. Very pretty springtime look.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. Love your look. I just stumbled upon your blog this weekend and I am so wonderfully inspired. I am new to the vintage look and style and I have a lot to learn and I am going back and starting at the beginning of your blog so I won't miss anything!

  5. nice look!so bring the sunshine...cheers!

  6. You look great! Also thanks for the tip about the modern cardigan, I see them on sale or cheap at TJ Maxx and I haven't thought to make it into a wrap style. Hope your well!

  7. HI sweet Brittany! You probably don't know this,but there are men that follow your blog. I'm one that does for a fact. We (men) are not following you for your arts and crafts necessary, but more for YOU! Go back to your basics of what made your blog great. Please go back to your Marilyn Monroe look and have fun with it. I know your a wife and mother first, but for God's sakes use what the good Lord gave you.You have a beautiful figure and your absolutely gorgeous. Use it to your advantage. If I'm not being too forward show some cleavage in your beautiful spring and summer dresses. The guys and women will love it too! Lots of Love, Rhodes

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  11. I am brand new to your site and I have to say I spent HOURS on it last night! I love it. So, like you, I knit, sew, and love everything vintage. I love the knitting patterns you shared but when I went to the link I could hardly read them. Am I just getting old (well,yes) or is there some way of blowing them up. WHen I tried to increase the size on my screen the patterns actually got smaller. Thanks so much and keep up the good work. I actually got my hair cut yesterday so I could do my hair like your tutorials.


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