Outfit: The Help


I'm trying to make more time to read this summer. Over summer vacation, we take the kids to the library every week for their summer reading program and free kids activities. I often bring home a few cook books and crafting books but rarely a novel. With my other hands-on hobbies like sewing, knitting, baking and gardening, there's not a lot of quiet sit down time to crack open a book.

The Help book

The Help Skeeter's blue harlequin dress DIY vintage style via Va-Voom Vintage

I started reading The Help last fall and although I loved it, I set it down one day and got busy with something else. I decided to finish it this week and read on the porch while the weather is not too hot. While reading, I remembered another thing I put down one day and never put on again, my DIY sweater inspired by Skeeter's blue dress in the movie. I did a blog post tutorial on how to make this harlequin sweater a while back so you can make one too!

The Help Skeeter's Sweater Vintage DIY

DIY retro style sweater via Va-Voom Vintage

The Help movie DIY Skeeter harlequin dress via Va-Voom Vintage

1950s plus size retro fashion blue wool plaid skirt via Va-Voom Vintage

sweater: thrifted and embellished by me
vintage wool plaid skirt- thirfted


  1. I wish I had more time to read, too. I love books, and The Help is one of my favourites. I remember your lovely remake sweater. Your hair is very glamorous! Have a nice day, dear. :)

  2. I really enjoyed the film, and I love that you made her sweater! I never got around to reading the book though!


  3. This outfit looks both comfy and put-together. I love outfits that are cozy enough to read on the porch in but look this nice. And the inspired sweater is so clever. Enjoy your books!


I read every single comment (even on old posts) and they make my day! If you have a question, please email me at Thank you for reading me!

Powered by Blogger.
Theme Designed By Hello Manhattan

Your copyright

Copyright Va-Voom Vintage 2019