• How to do glitter lips, from Veronica Varlow
• Pining for an old Warner Bros. movie that you know will never be released on DVD? Order it from the WB's archive with their DVD on Demand. They have some really interesting films available.
• I mentioned in a previous post how I constructed little boxes to store individual stockings. I'm finding that my stocking collection has grown too large for this storage solution to work in my closet space. I've come up with a new idea, which I have yet to test out. I'm going to buy some nice satin material and make little satchels for each stocking. I can then sew little fabric tags on the satchels that describe which stocking is in there and line them up in a drawer. I'm thinking I can roll them up and just pop them in there. Anyone out there try a storage solution like this? I will keep you guys updated on this new storage progress.
• Not a tip or update, but I thought you would enjoy these images of the Woman's Land Army as well as these similar WWII images of women in work gear from the Life Archives.
• New-to-me: Reproduction vintage patterns from Decades of Style. I have yet to sew-up one of their patterns, but I have heard good things.
• This source has become invaluable to me as I start doing my summer sewing: Pattern Review.
• For one of my Vintage Style Series I mentioned the bathroom predicament when wearing a garter belt and stockings. After seeing an old ad, I figured out the answer is to layer your underwear over your garter belt. This, of course, only works if you have a narrow garter belt, which I forgot to mention in that post. I ended up asking my grandma if this is how she wore her belt and stockings back in the day. She was a wee shocked to hear that I do and said "No, absolutely not." So, I guess I was wrong in assuming this set-up from that one vintage ad. I asked her what the set-up was and she informed me that you had to have your knickers under the girdle/garter belt to reduce the amount of times you need to wash the foundation garment. Also, some girdles were made of rubber and other lovely materials you wouldn't want directly on your skin. So, if you want to be period accurate with your under pinnings, you're going to have to struggle in the bathroom. I guess this is why ladies always used to go in pairs and were known to take so long in the restroom!
• For those who have been looking for vintage inspired work-out clothing, keep your eyes on Box Wine Betty, who will be releasing a line of sports wear for vintage-minded ladies.
• And to end this post, in no particular order, here are some vintage-themed blogs you should be reading:
Ephemeral New York
My 50s Year
Diary of a Vintage Girl
Greenbriar Picture Shows
(There are, of course, others, but I don't think I've linked to these particular blogs before.)