ah, hungie gungie. i love hungie gungie. it’s written by two sisters, erin and caroline. both are hilarious, and both sew beautifully. no idea when or how i found their blog, but it’s a good one. sometimes i wish i had a collaboratory blog with my sisters…but until i can talk them into it, i’ll just live vicariously through the hungie gungie girls.
don’t miss caroline’s first try at a hat for her little guy and lovely piped music box jumper, or erin’s beautiful washi tunic and last year’s offering to vintage may, a pillowcase tank dress tutorial!
their post today features ALL THE VINTAGEY THINGS! vests, knickers, vintage fabric, romper, pleats, suspenders…GOTTA GO SEE!
and be sure to check back with them, because they’ll be featuring a tutorial for that cute little romper very soon!
okay you know the drill – time to head over to Craftiness is not Optional for a preview of happy together’s adorable mod t-shirt dress tutorial!
Shannon from luvinthemommyhood is a blog friend i so wish lived right next door. she just seems like the kind of gal you could spend hours sipping tea/wine/coffee/cocoa with and knitting/sewing/chatting while your kids ran around playing together. she’s just a warm and thoughtful person with a great eye for design and i’m so glad to have her as a vintage may guest today!
you may know Shannon for her beautiful knitting, you may know her for her impeccable sewing (and love of a good topstitch), you may know her for her amazing photography or her honest writing. i love her for all of it. she does such a nice job of making everyone feel so welcome on her blog, it’s really great.
today Shannon is sharing a sweet little dress inspired by Sally Draper from Mad Men – i love Mad Men (even though this week’s episode was a bit bizarre – did you see it?) and i LOVE this dress! it looks like something Em would adore wearing. head on over to luvinthemommyhood to check it out (and help me encourage her to release a pattern for it!).
eeeep just too cute! today Jess over at Craftiness is not Optional is previewing a totally adorable pinwheel dress by kojodesigns - those big ol’ flutter sleeves on little Piper Jane are killing me dead.
it’s kind of interesting how we all discover new blogs – maybe a friend tells us, maybe we are linked from another blog, maybe it’s through a series like this one, and maybe it feels completely roundabout. the roundabout method is how i found my guest today, Miranda of One Little Minute. i know i saw her maternity countdown tee all over the place, and DEFINITELY saw her big bow dress floating around Pinterest, and always liked both. and then i saw this gal popping up on instagram (@lifefreemiranda) and realized it was HER!
anyway, i like Miranda, I think she has awesome style, fun ideas, and makes a mean rockford peach costume too!
head over to One Little Minute to check out her tutorial for a simple half apron and learn how to do a little chicken scratch embroidery on the pocket!
gotta love the gingham! then head on over to Craftiness is not Optional to check out a preview of iCandy Handmade’s very cute mod dress tutorial!
my favorite of all the decades is the 1920s, so today’s guest sewed right up my alley! it’s Heidi from Elegance & Elephants, who’s been taking our corner of blogland by storm with her two adorable patterns – her ruffle top (which i have cut out and ready once i decide on the perfect fabric) and her bubble pocket shorts (which popped up all over KCWC a few weeks back).
i love Heidi’s classic style, and i’m super happy she joined us for vintage may! her look is Gatsby-inspired with gorgeous self-drafted top and slip, and OH LOOK! VELVETEEN CLOCHE!
just lovely, Heidi! and once you’ve drank your fill of classic Jazz Age style at E&E, head over to Craftiness is not Optional for a preview of Melly Sews’ fantastic surfer boy look – it’s giving me major Hawaii fever!
I’m so happy to have my very-long-distance-very-good-pal-i’ve-never-met as my guest today! you know her as the winner of PR&P season 4, my creative partner in film petit, amazing quilter, all around funny gal…it’s Jessica from a little gray!
also, i know it’s only May, but you should definitely pin this tutorial for Christmas.
Jess has inspired me in so many ways, especially w/r/t boy sewing. it’s like her personal mission to get us all sewing more creatively for our little guys and i think she’s succeeding – just look at her post today! okay, so Jess went ’80s – we told our guests that though the title of the series is Vintage May, “retro” is welcomed openly as well – it’s just about celebrating past styles.
don’t worry, be happy! check out her post!
and once you’re done perusing Jess’ pretty great tribute to pop art and free-wheeling creativity, shimmy on over to Craftiness is not Optional for a preview of the sweet little tutorial Dana from MADE whipped up! we actually had bibs like that as kids…ah the nostalgia!