Friday, July 23, 2010

Outfit(s): See My Vest...and My Cardigan

I've been feeling rather tired, lately, so I've mainly just been recycling old outfits (and wearing trousers an awful lot) which is why I haven't done an outfit post in a little while. Well, the first outfit is mainly recycled but I added a couple of different things since the last time I wore it...

See My Vest

As you can see I'm still living in my saddle shoes! I picked this vest up at Salvo's the other day for only 3.50$! I nearly didn't get it but I figured it was cheaper than knitting one myself.

See My Vest (Hair Close-Up)
Here's a close up so you can see my hair...and you can also see my cute little brooch. I got this from Hero Vintage a few months ago.

And now for the second outfit! When I was complaining about not being able to find cute knitwear the other day, I probably ought to have mentioned that my wonderful mother was knitting me up a sweet little cardigan, shouldn't I? (And perhaps, then, not complained quite so much.) She finished it last night and I took it for its first outing today.

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(I'm also wearing the trousers she made for me.) Isn't it just a lovely cardigan? It's from an original 1940s pattern booklet that I bought a while ago and it's made with Patons Classic Totem yarn. If I still had a scanner I'd scan in the booklet for the knitters who read my blog. Alas, I do not. Sorry!

Here's a rather terrible shot but it shows off the pattern really well...

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I absolutely love my new cardigan. It's actually meant to be for a woman who is slightly bigger than myself (Mum even used larger needles than suggested) but it only just fits me the way it is meant to. But I love it just the same. It's very warm, too! Now to get back to my own knitting...

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

38 comments:

  1. Two wonderful outfits! Makes me wish I too had a mom who would knit and sew for me, lol.

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  2. Riikka: Thanks! =D Aw, hehe, I think I'm a pretty lucky girl!

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  3. Your mother rocks ! The cardi and the trousers she has made are wonderfull. Congratulations to Moma !!! hip hip houra !!!

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  4. The Big Mama Introspection: Thank-you! =D I shall pass on your compliments. =]

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  5. Love them! The vest is great, and that cardigan – amazing! :D

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  6. esme...: Yay thanks! =D Mum'll feel great with all these compliments. Hehe.

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  7. The cardy looks great, congratulate your mum for me on a job well done!
    (I must remember to bring over the vintage pattern collection next time I come over. So many cute cardy! And sweaters! And vests!)

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  8. That cardigan is great, the pattern on the front is lovely! I wish I had the patience to knit like you and your mother :)

    My mum is supposed to be knitting me a cute 40s sweater but is caught up with knitting hundreds of tiny baby clothes at the moment! xxx

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  9. Little Rascal: Thanks
    Kate: I did and she thanks you =] And, yes you do!! Hehe.
    Kally: Aw, thank-you! =] Hehe, that's fair enough. My mum's going to be knitting some of those soon...(not for me, just to clarify ;])

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  10. Love the new sweater. Your mum did a wonderful job!!

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  11. Your mum is really talented!

    And you look good in everything she makes you.

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  12. I love that cardigan too! and the pants!

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  13. That cardigan is lovely, your mum is so talented!! What lovely outfits, I love the red vest and beret in the first outfit too!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  14. Emily: Thanks! She did, didn't she?
    Angel: Aw, thank-you! She certainly is. =D
    Betty Lou: Thanks!
    Carys: Thanks so much. I love my new vest, too!

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  15. What a wonderful cardi! I love the color and the pattern... Wish I knew how to knit properly...
    Looking cute as always:)

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  16. wow, your mum really knitted your cadi?! Its lovely and looks so perfectly done.
    Ive been feeling tired too, I think its the gloomy weather. I cant wait for it to be warm enough for dress wearing again :)

    Rose

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  17. Heidi: Thanks! =D I'm just learning and am lucky to have my mum to help me...

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  18. Rose: She did indeed! I think it's the weather too. Mmm. Warm! That'd be nice.

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  19. Ohhh, that cardigan is lovely! Your mum is so clever (wish my mum still knitted - she is known in my family for once having knitted my brother an amazing Tin-Tin jumper from her own pattern). Those pants are also gorgeous - you're so lucky!

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  20. i adore your retro style! I am feeling in spired and am going to try a similar look with my sailor pants tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration and lovely blog you have here :-)

    xoxo Bardot in Blue aka your new fan in Paris

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  21. Girl Friday: Thanks. A Tim Tam jumper?! That is amazing.
    BardotBlue: Aw, thank-you so much! I'm glad to have inspired =D

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  22. OOOHH!!! That cardigan is just darling. One of these days I am going to have to learn to knit something more than scarves. Your mum is one talented lady.

    http://sugarblueburlesque.com/_blog/Burlesque_News

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  23. What a lovely & talented mum you have:)The cardigan is gorgeous & you look fantastic in both outfits.I luv your outfit posts,they're always so inspiring:)

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  24. Heehee no that's a TIN TIN jumper:)
    He was a cartoon character:)

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  25. Love the trousers especially, fantastic colour and shape xxx

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  26. my mum knits for me too! i love what yours has made for you!! gorgeous x

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  27. Why did I read that as Tim Tam? Lol food on the brain! It'd have just been brown really...nowhere near as impressive as a Tin-Tin jumper!! *facepalm*

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  28. Your first outfit is so darling! I love the bright red and those saddle shoes... *covets*

    What a lovely mom to knit you up a cardigan! :D I adore the pattern--so, so neat! It looks fantastic on you!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  29. What a gorgeous cardi, you are so lucky she's so talented, love it with the trousers.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    <a href="http://lemondropvintage.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-chri

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  30. I don't blame you one bit for living in your saddle shoes! I do the same thing!! hehe. I love these outfits. You combine things so perfectly.

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  31. Ooooh the sweater is marvelous. Looks perfect with the rest of the ensemble, too. :)

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  32. Your mum rocks! Love the pattern on the cardi and the colour of the trousers. I'm jealous of your saddle shoes and your cute lamplighter brooch.

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  33. Wow, your mom did an amazing job on that cardigan!! It's lovely! :D

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  34. Clara: Thanks! I highly suggest taking up knitting ;] I find it fairly therapeutic.
    Mrs Cleaver: Aww, thank you so much. I'm glad you think that they're inspiring!
    Fashion Limbo: Thanks. They're so comfy, as well!
    *rachelwear: Hurrah for mums that knit! And thanks. =D
    Casey: hehe, thanks! =D I'm glad you like it - your knitting is always so lovely!
    Lemondrop Marie: Thanks! I wasn't sure what I could wear it with first off!
    Justice Pirate: Glad it's not just me ;] Hehe. Thanks!
    Margaux: Thank-you =D
    The Frog's Eyebrows: Thanks! =D I nearly passed over that little brooch, too, for something else not nearly as cute.
    MissKellie: Thanks. =]

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  35. What a sweet blog! :))
    Come visit mine hon, I think (hope :)) you'll really like it! I can't wait to hear from you!

    Have a nice day!
    xxx

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  36. Sabina: Thanks! I'll come take a look =]

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  37. Sabina: Thanks! I'll come take a look =]

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