Today’s Vintage May guest is a two-for-one deal! Not only do these two ladies write the lovely blog Simple Simon and Co, but they share a name! Elizabeth….and Liz…lol! That must get a little confusing. They also run Project Run and Play, which is always so inspiring! I got the chance to meet them in person at SNAP, but sadly we didn’t get to chat for very long. They are super sweet and always have the best projects up their sleeves. I’ve got to make one of these hoop skirts someday, and I adore this cape. I adore their Starboard skirt, and they have lots of great tips about patterns! (and some more in this post, woot woot!) I also am enjoying their Art of Homemaking series-there are some really good tips in these posts, plus they remind me to enjoy the small tasks, boring as they may be sometimes! Anyways…on to the gorgeously adorable outfits they made! swoon!
Hi all! We are Elizabeth and Liz from Simple Simon and Co. Two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same name. Confusing? Yes, very!
I think we are most excited about Vintage May because we LOVE vintage. Like, really love. Like, we have been
hoarding collecting vintage patterns since we both began to seriously sew again (going on 4+ years) and our stashes are pretty hefty. Hefty enough that a new shelf had to be purchased in the last couple of months to hold them all. And vintage fabric…..well, don’t even get us started on that addiction. It is a hoarding problem too!
Ok, back to vintage patterns—that’s why we are here, right?
We have patterns from the 1940’s through some super fabulous ones from the 80’s and 90’s–but we love them all and have sewn with quite a few of them. Vintage patterns were the key to both Liz and I becoming better sew-ers….they really have some great techniques in them!
And today’s outfits are no exception, both are made from vintage patterns and some awesome vintage curtain panels that we found on a recent trip to Savers (cue the Sound of Music here!).