Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vintage Pinafore Dresses

A cute retro look for summer!
Revamp your wardrobe this summer with a fabulous vintage reproduction pinafore dress by TheWayWeWear. This red and white pin dot vintage repro Pinafore Dress buttons in the back, cinches at the waist and add to that a flowing gathered skirt for a fabulous 1940's style! This pinafore dress was created from the original Hollywood Patterns Company's 1940's Pinafore Dress sewing pattern. Available in "Retro Size 16" which is approximately a size 4 or 6 today other measurements include bust size of 34", waist size of 25.5", and hip size of 37". Shop TheWayWeWear today for this and other gorgeous vintage fashions such as vintage reproduction aprons & vintage sewing patterns on my Etsy shop or my ebay store.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pattern Reproductions

Preserving the History
New to my shop TheWayWeWear is this beautifully reproduced vintage pattern from Pictorial Review Company of New York, a ©1925 Brassiere and Shorts for Woman's and Misses. This pattern reproduction comes printed in black and white in full size on 36" x 48" durable white paper along with a printed copy of original envelope and pattern instruction sheet.

Because of the rarity of these particular patterns I want to be able to make available to my all customers these fabulous patterns and what better way then to make copies of them! I will be adding more fabulous vintage pattern reproductions from the 1920's and the 1940's very soon. Visit my shop at TheWayWeWear and also available on my ebay shop at TheWayWeWear on Ebay!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Roaring Twenties

Get your flapper on!
I've been amassing quite a collection of vintage 1920's sewing patterns for aprons, evening frocks and casual dresses. This is by far my favorite era! I have also recently listed some adorable vintage apron reproductions; "Flapper" aprons, "Halter" aprons and a NEW flirty "Bell Ruffle" apron. Next I will be adding a full "Housewife" apron with short cap sleeves.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mad about vintage!

Create your own "Mad Men Style"
with 1960's Vintage Sewing Patterns

Channel your inner Betty Draper, Peggy Olson or Joan Holloway with vintage sewing patterns available for sale at The Way We Wear.

With patterns from casual day wear to office attire you too can reinvent that 60's style in time for your Mad Men premier party.
Over 50 vintage sewing patterns available now at The Way We Wear.

Add a few vintage jewelery, accessories and new shoes found at your local antique store or from Etsy sellers who specialize in vintage. Etsy is running a new stork article today featuring Etsy shops with fabulous vintage finds from the 1960's. Or look around your favorite department store, chances are you'll find new "vintage inspired" items that will fit your look. Many designers have embraced the old and made it new again with their vintage inspired collections. Whatever your favorite vintage style–you're sure to find it old or new.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Star Spangled Cooking

Just in time for your
Fourth of July BBQ!

This 1950's Hostess Petal Apron Fits Woman small & medium with approximate waist sizes ranging from 22" to 36" This "Vintage Reproduction" apron was re-created from an original 1950's pattern. Sold with a matching oven mitt & potholder set.
This apron features adjustable tie backs at waist, two pockets on either side with a navy blue ribbon tied into a bow
attached by a safety pin for easy removal during washing and decorative ivy stitching along the bias. Oven mitt measures at approx 10.5" Long by 6" wide and the potholder measures at approx. 8" x 8".

To keep your apron looking new longer I recommend hand washing in cold water with color-safe detergent and air dry (to keep your apron looking new longer.) or Machine Wash on Delicate Cycle with like colors. Light ironing if desired.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

First Friday in Downtown Bakersfield

1st Friday Trunk Show @ Charisma Boutique
featuring TheWayWeWear

There was a good turn out and I sold a few aprons & shopping bags at my first, FIRST FRIDAY Trunk Show event at Charisma Boutique. For those of you who don't know what First Friday is– It's a monthly celebration in Downtown Bakersfield's burgeoning Arts District with many shops having simultaneous events, live music, art shows, good food and wine, fun and trunk shows! My thanks to the owners of Charisma Boutique, Maitecha & Tracy for asking to be a part of this months Trunk Show ;-) !!!

Last Friday evening, June 5th from 5pm to 8pm I was on hand, showing & selling my line of handmade, vintage apron reproductions & handmade shopping bags, answering questions and mingling with the shoppers who sipped fine wine, champagne and hor d'oeuvres. I was also interviewed by Rusty Shoop in front of Metro Galleries (LIVE on KERO23 news at 6 o'clock (I will be posting it as soon as I get a copy of the interview) Consequently a viewer saw the spot and came down the very next day to Charisma Boutique to purchase the 1950's I Love Lucy Sweetheart Petal Apron that I showed in the interview! My thanks to Don Martin, owner of Metro Galleries for setting up the interview ;-) !!!

Charisma Boutique it's a fabulously-chic place to shop with a unique selection of the best personal and home accessories from some of today's hottest emerging and trendsetting designers. For those of you that missed the event or didn't have a chance to stop by Charisma Boutique my items are available at her shop and on her website @

Charisma Boutique is located @ 1925 H Street, between 19th & 20th street just two doors down from the Fox Theater in Downtown Bakersfield.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Getting Into the Swing of Things

As American as Apple Pie
Vintage WW2 Era 1940's Apron

If your are one of the many feeling a little more patriotic these days why not celebrate it in the kitchen too with a 1940's Vintage Apron Reproduction in stars & stripes, affectionately named the Betsy Ross. This vintage apron is a perfect kitchen accessory and a tribute to American history with matching stars & stripes 1940's oven mitt reproductions and a one-size 1920's girl's flapper apron that fits sizes 4t-10. Be the envy at your neighborhood block party celebrating our new president or your next American holiday celebration BBQ.

Also available in this fabulous retro stars & stripes material a 1920's girls Flapper Apron 1950's Hostess Half Apron and Oven Mitt/Potholder set.

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