The Unique Vintage Hamilton Dress – Review

Hello again! After 3 weeks of travelling, I’m back to the world of cute sundresses and (very, very) humid days.

Just before I left, I bought the lovely and ever-popular Hamilton sundress in its new yellow and purple color, from Unique Vintage. Although I did get a chance to wear it before I hopped on the plane, I didn’t get a chance to write about it like I’d hoped! However, it’s better late than never, so here’s all my opinions on this lovely little dress (Spoiler alert: It’s cute as hell).

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Why We’re Eloping…

It’s been a busy few months over here, and now the cat’s out of the bag… we’re not having a ‘proper’ wedding. And, if you didn’t know that, suprise! This has been met by a few reactions – usually either complete confusion or complete encouragement. We’ve heard both ‘I wish I had done that’, to ‘Why are you doing that?’

Let me say, it’s definitely not for everyone – but it’s definitely for us. Although an elopement traditionally means running away to get married, it’s now a bit of a catch-all word for intimate and semi-private wedding ceremonies. For us, eloping means our immediate family, an officiant, and a simple but pretty location. It’s casual and lovely, while still not losing the special feel. It’s what feels perfect for us, and that’s the most important thing to remember whenever thinking about weddings, I think!

A Change

You may have noticed, things are a little bit different around here. You see, when I started this blog, I was barely 17 years old. I was taking my first leaps into the worlds of sewing, and soon after that, vintage style and fashion. My first project was a fairy costume, and my second, a regency gown.

But, as life goes, things change. I moved out from my house which had a dedicated sewing and arts studio, to a 600 square foot loft which doesn’t have much room for yards and yards of fabric, notions, trims, and a machine to go along with it. I began to focus more on retro style and fashion, and less on costuming and design.

DIY: Hair Accessories Organizer

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I have a lot of hair bows. A lot. And storing them all in a drawer wasn’t working very well, so I decided I needed a better storage solution! It took a few hours, and then it was ready to hang on the wall and hang dozens of bows and flowers on!

You’ll Need:

  • A 12×12 blank activity board (I found mine in Michaels)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun

Tutorial: De-Poofing a Petticoat

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What? Me, writing a post about wanting a petticoat to be less poofy? Since school has started, and I have to sit on tiny chairs all day, having a big, poofy skirt has been impractical, so I’ve been liking a more subtle look more and more. However, I don’t really have a petticoat that gives a subtle 50s shape, and I was scared to cut one of mine and have it fail miserably! When I saw Modcloth was having a sale on their short purple petticoat, I bought it, and then proceeded to pretty successfully tone down the poof to a more suitable for everyday amount.

The Floral Silk Dress

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School has been so busy I’ve barely been sewing! I have about 100 ideas I want to get started on as soon as things calm down a bit. I did, however, manage to find some time to photograph a couple of creations I made just before school began! One of these is my floral silk dress. It’s got a 50’s style darted bodice (because what else do I make anymore honestly) and a full circle skirt. I’m wearing a small petticoat in these pictures, but it’s just very twirly and voluminous on it’s own!