Vintage Sewing, Fashion, Hair & Make Up

These posts are all about fashion, hair, sewing and collecting vintage clothing

Aug 292017
 
Vintage Sewing Pattern & 1950s 1960s Montage Dance Choreography

Vintage Sewing Pattern Plus Montage Dance & More For many years my family and I have participated in Vaudeville at the Baker,  an old-fashioned variety show. This year’s theme was Rat Pack Vegas a la 1950s style. We were involved in three acts as well as my hubby playing Frank Sinatra and myself as a cigar/cigarette girl. […more…]

Snoods, Lindy Hop Fiction & Renee Conoulty

 Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 at 8:54 AM
Dec 182016
 
Snoods, Lindy Hop Fiction & Renee Conoulty

Be My Guest I’m excited to welcome fellow Lindy fiction novelist, Renee Conoulty to my blog. Before we get into her wonderful guest post about vintage fashion hair accessories–Snoods–I wanted to make sure you knew about her debut swing dance novel: It Don’t Mean a Thing. I met Renee on twitter as we both found […more…]

Jul 182016
 
5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Vintage Lindy Liz Gruening

I met my Canadian twin and her name is Liz Gruening. I stumbled across her blog and was instantly smitten. Like me, she writes about her Lindy Hopping experiences (one), social media coordinating for Toronto Lindy Hop (two), vintage shopping at her fav stores (three), live Jazz/Swing/Rockabilly music (four), and other random vintage and swing dance related […more…]

Bridging the Generation Gap with Postmodern Jukebox

 Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 at 12:01 PM
Jun 252016
 
Bridging the Generation Gap with Postmodern Jukebox

Bridging the Generation Gap with Postmodern Jukebox by Tam Francis As you loyal readers may know, I’ve taught swing dance with my sailor hubby for fifteen years and published Swivel: Vintage Living Magazine at the height of the swing resurgence. Now I write vintage fiction, you can check it out here. PRE POSTMODERN JUKEBOX What […more…]

May 122016
 
The Highly Anticipated Girl in the Jitterbug Dress NOW Available!

IT’S ALIVE! The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress is finally ALIVE! Yes, I feel like Doctor Frankenstein, more so than with the release of Ghostoria: Vintage Romantic Tales of Fright.  Doing a collection of short stories is tough enough, but the novel feels like an opus. And what was I thinking writing a parallel story […more…]

Recreating Vintage Swing Dance Photography

 Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 at 4:40 PM
Feb 022016
 
Recreating Vintage Swing Dance Photography

Recreating Vintage Swing Dance Photography Here’s a little story about how we recreated vintage swing dance photography, what we learned, and how you can do your own photo shoot. The Impetus and Inspiration As I approached the publication of my vintage swing dance novel: The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress, I needed cover art for my talented […more…]

Dec 152015
 
All Time Favorite Vintage Christmas Movies You'll Love

All Time Favorite Vintage Christmas Movies You’ll Love by Tam Francis It’s that time of year when we dust off the old DVDs or even VHS tapes. Oh yes, we still have some of those. Of course many of these movies can be found on the handy-dandy Netflix, but to much sadness, too many haven’t found their […more…]