gingham overall dress with green blouse 1950s style plus size outfit by va-voom vintage

Over the winter, I picked up this cute black and white 80s shirtwaist dress at a thrift store. I loved the skirt and pockets and the light cotton fabric but, like many things it was way too small in the bust. I brought it home anyway, since it was only a few bucks. I figured I could do something with it. I tried it on again and it fit great in all areas except it wouldn't button up the front. I cut the sleeves off and turned them into straps and cut the bodice into an apron top, sewed the straps on and now have a cute apron-like dress. I made it to wear a blouse underneath, its open on the sides. I think it'll be really cute with a peasant blouse when its really hot this summer.

old red wagon

My father in law gave me this vintage camera in a box of stuff he had in his house for ages. I usually just sit it on a shelf in the living room for decoration but one day I opened it up and started playing with it. They don't make the film for it anymore but it turns out, you can buy film spools and roll your own film onto the spools and use it. I'm hoping to give it a go this summer and take it on some family picnics or road trips! I love to scrapbook our memories throughout the year and I think photos from this camera would add something special to the pages. 

gingham overall dress with green blouse 1950s style outfit with vintage camera by va-voom vintage

vintage red wabash train at historic St Charles


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