Travel Review – Ulster Folk Museum 

May last year I visited the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum just outside of Belfast, I can honestly say I have never enjoyed a museum trip more. I was looking at some photos from our trip and thought I just had to share my experience – it’s the perfect day out for vintage lovers and anyone who appreciates architecture and gardens throughout the century’s. Actually, it’s … Continue reading Travel Review – Ulster Folk Museum 

20% Off & a Giveaway from The Vintage Pattern Company – Exciting Exclusive! 

Update! Extended for one week – Closing date now Wednesday 22nd February 2017 I have a very exciting surprise for you all… The lovely Sonny from The Vintage Pattern Shop has given all Trainee Housewife readers a huge 20% off at her shop! And if that isn’t enough, she has also gifted a sewing pattern for one lucky reader! So it’s time to have a little … Continue reading 20% Off & a Giveaway from The Vintage Pattern Company – Exciting Exclusive! 

YSL Dress in Austria

Well, I’m enjoying a good sit down after a full on week of snowboarding in Austria last week – photos to follow! Our suitcases were full of salopettes and jumpers, not much room for pretty clothes this week but I did manage to squeeze in one dress (I actually can’t believe I’ve been away with only one dress!). My new YSL pattern dress is the … Continue reading YSL Dress in Austria

One Top Worn Two Ways: My Entry to the Simplicity Sewing Challenge – Simplicity 1365

The first thing that I think of when I think of vintage is the ‘make do and mend’ era – making the most of everything and anything. My love of vintage has started to spill into other aspects of my life and this has included my thrifty nature being released and let loose. So when I was at an early morning flea market a few … Continue reading One Top Worn Two Ways: My Entry to the Simplicity Sewing Challenge – Simplicity 1365

Poodles, Palm Trees and Pretty Skirts

Long, floaty skirts have always been part of my dream wardrobe but never my every day outfits. Then one day I thought why can’t I wear floaty skirts every day and swan around in swishy fabric?! I’ve since learnt that if there’s one thing that can make wearing my boxy work shirt feel better it is just that – a circle skirt. The New Look … Continue reading Poodles, Palm Trees and Pretty Skirts

*Drumroll Please* And The Winner Is… 

Congratulations to Fiona Foskett on winning the Vintage Sewing Pattern giveaway sponsored by my new Etsy shop, Caravan Haberdashery. I will be in touch to get your pattern on its way to you and look forward to hopefully seeing what you make! In the view to being non-biased, I used the app Pickster to enter all the name of the entrants and then it picked … Continue reading *Drumroll Please* And The Winner Is… 

One Year Birthday Giveaway!! Win a Vintage Sewing Pattern! Style 2077

So I thought my blog birthday and the launch of Caravan Haberdashery was perfect time to celebrate with a little giveaway. I love this vintage 1977 pattern and it could be yours! It will look perfect as a summer maxi dress and will take you right through to winter as a Christmas party dress. It is a size 14, bust 92cm or 36″. Part of what … Continue reading One Year Birthday Giveaway!! Win a Vintage Sewing Pattern! Style 2077