Vintage, Repro, and #MEMADE for Sale!

Hi lovelies!

Since I’ve been dealing with some wrist issues, I haven’t been able to work as much and so I’m finally unloaded a lot of the vintage and repro items that I no longer wear to make up some of the money — my loss is your gain!

All payment will be through Paypal (so we both are protected through Paypal’s guarantee), and prices are firm unless otherwise noted. Please leave a comment if you’re interested — first come, first served! Shipping will vary, but will always be under $10. I prefer US buyers but if you’re international and just love an item, I’ll see what I can do!


Pinup Girl Clothing Jayne Dress, Size S — $60

Worn once for a photoshoot, in pristine condition. Belt is included.

SOLD–Pinup Girl Clothing Monica Dress, Size S — $70

This is a Yard Sale item, though I see no flaws. Older, side-zip version. Worn once, in perfect condition. (I’m also tentatively considering selling this fur jacket… eek! Tbd…)

SOLD–Tatyana/Bettie Page Alika Circle Dress, Size XS (will fit S-maybe M) — $50

I only wore this a handful of times, for only a couple of hours each time. As such it’s in perfect condition! The dress isn’t just white, but has a slight glitter and sheen and a raised retro dot pattern. Very stretchy! Measurements: bust 34″, waist 26″, hips free.


True Vintage 1940s (?) Homemade Gingham Dress, est. size S — $10

This is a darling little homemade dress, simply made but with life left in her yet. Looks like it has been altered in the past, but it still retains its metal zipper and 40s lines. The proportions are wrong for my body, this would probably fit best on a petite gal! Some light pilling and yellowing that should come out with a soak. Measurements: 36″ bust, 28″ waist, hips are hard to measure but at least 44″!

True Vintage 1960s Dress, est. size M — $30

This dress is such a sweetie! Made of a lightweight swiss dot fabric in cheerful blue, green, and yellow. It has a cute clear button detail down the front and a self-fabric collar. I estimate that it’s a size medium: bust 37″, waist 28″, hips free! In fair vintage condition, this looks like a homemade piece as there are no tags and the inner construction suggests so — this is reflected in the price.

True Vintage (1970s??) US Navy High-Waist Trousers, Size S — $15

These vintage Navy pants are in perfect condition! With a front zipper fly and two front hip pockets. Since the zipper isn’t metal and the material is poly, I estimate 1970s. Measurements: 26″ waist, 36″ hips. Labeled size 11L.

True Vintage (1960s?) US Army Blouse, Size S — $10

Super cute structured 1960s blouse, with little epaulettes. It’s very nicely tailored and the light green is so cheerful! I just don’t wear it much. It’s in pristine condition. Measurements: 39″ bust, 33″ waist. Labeled size 8R.


SOLD–Embroidered Anchor Circle Skirt, Size S — $40

This is made of two layers: the outer is navy cotton with white embroidered anchors, and the inner layer is solid navy cotton. It closes at the side with a zip and hook and eye, with a false gold button (with an anchor!) on top. Very minor issue, there’s a gap between where the zipper ends and the waistband begins. Probably not immediately noticeable to many but me! Pockets at the right side seam. Waist measures 26″.

Embroidered Anchor Circle Skirt for Sale! || The Homemade Pinup

SOLD–Nautical Rope Print Dirndl Skirt, Size S — $35

Made from one layer of a super cute cotton bought at Stonemountain Daughter in Berkeley, CA, one of my favorite fabric stores ever! This skirt closes without a zipper, and a button on the waistband. This is why it’s priced low. It has a pocket at the right side! Waist measures 26″.

Nautical Rope Print Dirndl Skirt for Sale! || The Homemade Pinup

Safari Button-Front Circle Skirt, Size M — $55

This is one of my most liked outfits on Instagram! However, this skirt just never fit me right as the waist is too big. It closes all down the center front with functional buttons (each and every one!) and is faced with a super fun ditzy floral behind the buttons, at the waistband, and the pockets (of which there are two)! The fabric is likely a cotton blend of some sort, I got it at IKEA a while back. Waist measures nearly 28″.

Safari Button-Front Circle Skirt For Sale! || The Homemade Pinup



That’s it for now! I have a few more things that I may list in the future — keep an eye out. For now, it’s time to make some room in my closet!

If you’re interested, leave a comment saying so and with any questions you have; if you’d like to purchase, comment with your Paypal email!

Thanks in advance, loves — it’s much appreciated while I can’t work.

Until next time,

Lauren || The Homemade Pinup

1940s Outfit Inspiration from My Holiday Gifts!

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Hello dolls!

For Christmas, I was lucky enough to be gifted not one, but two books with images of any 1940s outfit that you could imagine. Featuring everything from undergarments to outerwear, you can imagine my delight and the endless inspiration I’ve been getting from these.

What do you want to sew this year? I'm sharing some of my favorites from two AWESOME 1940s fashion books..

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How to Set Goals for a Year of Sewing in 2017

Hello my lovelies.

Now that we’re solidly into January, I’m sitting back and reflecting on what I want to achieve for 2017. I’m sure I’m not the only one who must admit to myself that it’s awfully hard to keep to my goals. 

Yesterday, I happened upon a quote:

Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.

The trick is finding the motivation to hold onto your commitment.

Last year, I didn’t really set any clear intentions for my sewing projects — as the ideas hit me, I sewed them, and it worked out okay. But this year, I don’t want to just be “okay.” I want to be PURPOSEFUL and PRODUCTIVE! I want to see a wardrobe full of my own creations when I open my closet door. I want to be proud of each and every one of my garments and I want them to truly reflect my style.

How to Set Goals for a Year of Sewing in 2017 -- do you have trouble sticking with your sewing goals? Click through for my 3 simple rules to keep in mind to create your most EXPLOSIVE, ACHIEVABLE sewing plans yet! || The Homemade Pinup

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… And a Happy New Year. (A 2016 Wrap-Up)

This year has been an absolute WHIRLWIND. So much has happened that it’s challenging to process it all! From a personal standpoint, I started 2016 having recently quit my full time job. I was desperately sick with an illness that is notoriously difficult to cure, with doctors only pushing antibiotics and making it much, much worse. I felt basically alone since my friends and I scattered after graduating college. And while I was sewing, I kind of pigeonholed myself into styles that didn’t feel authentically me. To say things were less than ideal would be a massive understatement.

 Now, while not 100%, I’m much healthier and steadily improving from the illness that has followed me for a couple years now, thanks to my own research and efforts. I have a little sewing teaching business locally, with a growing online presence, and I have BIG plans for the future! Thanks to attending Costume College, I have a small group of friends locally who encourage my historical costuming habit obsession. And finally, finally, I feel like I’m sewing for ME rather than what I “think” I should sew, both modern (aka, for me, vintage) and historical. Instead of trying to fit a certain community, I’m building a community. I’m happier and I’m healthier. 2017 is looking up!

This year has been pretty prolific, despite the illness that kept me grounded at times. Below is an overview of everything vintage I’ve sewn in 2016!

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15 Vintage Christmas Pictures to Really Put You in the Holiday Spirit


Sometimes I have an infectious fervor for Christmas, and other times I find it a little difficult to feel festive. This year it’s leaning towards the latter, since my boyfriend will be moving away soon after the holiday and we’ll be long distance once again.

In order to perk myself up, I found loads of wonderfully cheerful images from the past decades. I had a hard time limiting it to just 15 images (or, rather, 15 categories of images. See what I did there?)!

After all, as it’s December 23… it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Welcome to the NEW Homemade Pinup!

I am SO EXCITED to be releasing my new website to y’all!

It’s been a long time coming. I’ve had the domain for a while now but, for various reasons, I wasn’t able to get the site up and running. FINALLY it’s here, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

I’ve worked really hard to make it a beautiful, appropriate website for what goes on here at The Homemade Pinup. My priority is keeping things easy to find and navigate and for it to be professional yet cute. Like me. 😉

The Homemade Pinup >> A Vintage Sewing & Lifestyle Blog

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Me Made: A 1930s “Vintage Gal” Giveaway Skirt

Not too long ago, I was fortunate enough to win the blogiversary giveaway from the lovely Vintage Gal! As if designed for the vintage-obsessed seamstress that I am, Cate was offering up a custom-drafted pattern for her 1930s Kick-Pleat Skirt. I was all too thrilled to work with Cate’s pattern and to be able to soon boast a fresh new summer skirt.


Me Made: A 1930s "Vintage Gal" Giveaway Skirt || The Homemade Pinup

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Review: Vintage-Inspired Cosmetics from Le Bombe Beaute, Part 2

Welcome back for part 2 of my review of makeup brand Le Bombe Beaute! If you missed it, yesterday I went over Part 1: the 1940s Beaute kit: eyeshadows, liner, blush, lipstick, liner/brow stencils, and sealer. Today I’ll be going over the Movie Star Powder kit, a rather unique offering in the vintage cosmetics world!

Movie Star Powder Kit


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Review: Vintage-Inspired Cosmetics from Le Bombe Beaute, Part 1

Hi y’all!

Today I’m happy to be reviewing cosmetics courtesy of Le Bombe Beaute, a new vintage-inspired makeup brand. I was offered two of their kits: the Movie Star Powder kit and the 1940s Beaute kit. The kits I received are slightly smaller than what’s shown and listed on their site, but I’ll do my best to review what I think about their products! The first half will come today, and I’ll talk about the second kit tomorrow. A two-for-one special!

The 1940s Beaute Kit

Le Bombe Beaute
The 1940s Beaute Kit (compact and mascara tube are mine)

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