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.


(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...


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...

Andi B. Goode


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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!)

  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

  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 ;])

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

  11. Your mum is really talented!

    And you look good in everything she makes you.

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

  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

  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!

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

  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 :)


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

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

  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!

  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

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

  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.

  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:)

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

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

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

  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*

  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
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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
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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.

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

  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.

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

  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. =]

  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!

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

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


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