New items to the Etsy shop for June, 2013

Got a lot of new stuff in the shop this month including an amazing mint condition 1940s silk blouse, lots of 70s does 40s dresses, 2 1940s ladies jackets, 30s stockings and a few other lovelies. Enjoy!

Vintage 1940s Ladies Two-Tone Jacket - M/L   Vintage 1940s Silk Blouse MINT

Vintage 1903s 'Magic Hair Waver' in original box

Vintage 1970s does 40s Navy Blue Jacket   Vintage Late 1940s Ladies Sports Jacket

Vintage 1930s Seamless Cotton Stockings - Grey MINT   Repro Pale Lemon Blouse made from 30s PatternVintage 1970s does 40s Style Knitted Top   Vintage 1980s does 1930s Champagne Satin Blouse

Michèle’s Vintage Knitwear – the art of vintage knitting

I wish I could knit!! My mum was a talented knitter in her 20s (back in the 1970s) but sadly, I never learnt the art myself. I have so many vintage knitting books from the 30s and 40s and would dearly love to have some of the blouses and dresses made for me.

In the mean time, feast your eyes on some of these beauties knitted from vintage patterns by Michèle Marck (pictured below) from ‘Michèle’s Vintage Knitwear’ in the UK. I have admired her gorgeous knitwear for years and would love to buy a 1930s knitted blouse from her one day. Michèle’s garments look like perfect replicas of the original knitting book ‘finished product’ photos and I love the little details she uses, such as vintage buttons (if there is a shoulder opening). Such lovely touches.

She also has a flickr account linked to her blog with load of pics of her creations, so take a look and be inspired! Maybe you can even buy a piece from her or learn to knit! 🙂