Monday, July 27, 2009

"Make Do and Mend" Goes to the Beach

I've always thought these outfits, creatively made from tablecloths, were incredibly adorable and a wonderful example of wartime frugality. So, imagine my delight when I found this lovely set on good 'ol eBay, made from the cutest Mexican novelty print tablecloth:

It arrived today and fits perfectly; I am oh so excited to wear it for a photoshoot!


  1. Can't wait to see that! Love it and may have to find one for me!

  2. Wait. Is that vintage? Or is it repurposed? Either way it is adorable! Cant wait to see the photos.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  3. Wow. That's amazing! It's such a gorgeous suit.
    -Andi x

  4. Thanks all! It a 40s bathing suit; I came across it by chance and snapped it up ;-)

  5. what an unbelievable find; if I may say, you definitely seem like someone who could make a sack (or in this case a tablecloth) look amazing. ;)

  6. Dear Amanda,
    I am so glad you started this blog because I always enjoyed your style and your work as a model. I also loved to read what you had to say on Fedoraa Lounge back in 2006. Your advice on make up and other beauty tricks, stockings, girdles and so on really helped me to develop my own vitage style.
    Looking forward to reading!


  7. Thank you LandGirl ;-)

    And thank you Maria, for such a sweet comment! I am glad you found my posts helpful in creating your own style, and I hope you continue to enjoy reading my blog! I look forward to hearing what you have to say as well :-)