Thursday, September 9, 2010

My New "Vintage" Dress

Looky looky at my new dress!
This is my "Alice" dress from Kim at Time Machine Vintage.  It's a kitschy vintage reproduction wraparound dress from an original 1950's pattern.
I am in love with this dress because it's just so darling (dotted swiss fabric), very comfortable and especially because of the custom hand applique Kim did on the pocket:
How cute is this?!  My retro lady - yay!  Cannot wait to wear this dress to my upcoming fairs!

A little about Kim...
Kim's been providing custuming and creative design for local Vermont theaters for years while selling some of her vintage clothing collection on eBay.  Over time, she began hearing from women looking for vintage cotton day dresses in modern sizes (very difficult to find).  She seized the opportunity to use her skills, creativity, vintage patterns and fabric collection to launch Time Machine Vintage.  Great decision, Kim!  In just a few short weeks selling on Etsy, she's already sold 27 dresses - woo hoo!

I've got my eye on this one now:
(You choose the fabric and Kim fashions it from original vintage patterns)
(This is Kim, my favorite retro creationista!)

In addition to her fabu dresses, Kim's beginning to expand her product line to include vintage separates - skirts, blouses, slacks and even bathing suits (you've read about my obsession with vintage bathing suits!).
Please check out Kim's shop at Time Machine Vintage it's the place to find the perfect retro ensemble!

September blog giveaway: it's easy to enter for a chance to win this great book...
...Just leave a comment on any or all of my September blog posts and you're automatically entered to win.  I will draw the winner's name on September 30th.


Paula Parrish said...

WOW, I love your new dress and it looks amazing on you Cindy. I believe that the best of your new dress is that it is handmade by such a talented person. Thanks so much for sharing the information about Kim and her Etsy shop. Smiles, Paula

Becky said...

I love, love, love your dress!! And Kim's etsy shop is awesome!

4 years ago I made my wedding dress from a Butterick Retro pattern. Twas a huge hit!