Feeling Romantic...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Thank you for all of the sewing machine advice!

As much as I'd love a Bernina, even buying one second hand seems to be a bit pricey for me - so failing that, I think I'm still going with Janome. Now I just have to decide whether to go for new (either this or this) or second hand. I'm stalking ebay everyday but haven't seen one I want yet, so it's either play the waiting game or just jump in and buy one new. I really do want to get back to sewing asap, so if nothing comes up soon, new it is!

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David and I have just finished watching seasons one of both Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire. Downton Abbey is set in England just before WW1 breaks out and Boardwalk Empire in the early 20's during the prohibition era in the Sates (I've done a quick post about it here). Both have dreamy romantic costumes which inspired me to throw on these pieces last Saturday.

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The costumes in these shows aren't what I would normally go for in dressing day to day (I'm a 50's girl at heart) but I have lately started to swoon over a few 40's patterns on Etsy and there are a few outfits in each series that I can update easily with pieces I already own.

I also love the hair styles! I really must start setting my hair regularly, and trying out different styles with it up (having your hair down in this heat is unbearable).


14 comments on "Feeling Romantic..."
  1. Such a sweet outfit! Does that sheer over-lay on the dress have tiny dots?

    Unfortunately I am pretty useless at Sewing machine advice - all I know is that I have a very basic Pfaff my folks bought me for my birthday one year - and it seems to be invincable *touch wood*!

  2. Cute photos Jen! I sew on a Janome and have had my machine for 13 years now. It hasn't missed a beat, and while it doesn't have a lot of stitch features, it does what I need it to do.

    I sent you am email to your plp email address, would love to meet up for a cuppa or a bit of sewing - Sam xox

  3. This has to be one of my favourite outfits! It's so pretty and feminine! :)

    I'd go for a vintage machine, if you can find one that is all metal, so much the better. I'm a Singer girl at heart. Their machines are lovely and their vintage ones can often be found for a song.

  4. This outfit is so, so pretty, I love it!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  5. I adore Downton Abbey - and this outfit is a perfect tribute!

  6. I love my little Janome to bits! It is very similar to the second one in your post (perhaps that is an updated version). It's very reliable! Can't wait to see what you make :) x

  7. I really like the outfit! Very 20's/30's looking to me. Sometimes I like to skip decades back and forth from my usual one, too! :)

  8. What a lovely outfit! You've inspired me to get started on my summer wardrobe. Also, I'm glad people outside of the UK are watching Downton Abbey, it was such a huge success here. I'm off to see where I can find Boardwalk Empire.

  9. I love your outfit - so pretty and delicate.
    I fell in love with Downton Abbey too. If you liked that you should try and watch the remake of Upstairs Downstairs which recently aired on the BBC in the UK. The sets and fashion are amazing :)

  10. I really like the sweet and delicate colours here, they really suit you. :)


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