Whats in YOUR winter wardrobe??

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by baby_butterfly, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. deadpandiva

    deadpandiva Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,175
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    I have lots of straight and widlegged pants and a few sweaters and cardis. I need to find more cute sweaters. I have a really hard time finding them and have had bad luck with custom repros (but that is probably the route I will go. I also plan to make a lot of 30's and 40's style skirts and blouses as I have tons of patterns and those are pretty simple. And I lovel LizzieMaine's suggestion of making flannel slips. I have a warm 1950;s coat but I would love to find something older.
     
  2. Miss Golightly

    Miss Golightly Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,312
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Hey there - for vintage you could check out A Store Is Born on Drury Street (open on Saturdays only), Harlequin Vintage on Castlemarket Street and for repro you could check out Wild Child in George's Arcade (I'm nearly 100% sure that's the name of the shop). I was never very impressed with Jenny Vander - waaaaaay too expensive and not a lot of choice! To be honest vintage in Dublin is so overpriced (like a lot of things!) so I get all my vintage online....
     
  3. Miss sofia

    Miss sofia One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,676
    Location:
    East sussex, England
    I tend to buy all my coats in charity shops or local junk shops, so it's worth trawling through them as much as poss Annie. Or go to the most well-heeled areas and search their charity shops, better quality of merchandise i find. I have a nice tweed fifties coat and a faux long mink coat, both which came from local charity shops. I also have a plain grey wool coat which i will dress up with some fur collars. I actually like winter clothes because i'm so rubbish at putting outfits together, and spend hours faffing about normally, so i love just being able to chuck on a black or grey jumper and skirt or trousers and then letting the coat and all the accessories do the talking. I love wearing gloves, so i love Winter for that reason particularly.
     
  4. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    You see WWII wool nurse's capes on ebay from time to time. I don't know what sort of price they go for.
     
  5. Smuterella

    Smuterella One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,776
    Location:
    London
    brilliant!
     
  6. MissHannah

    MissHannah One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,248
    Location:
    London
    I wear wool skirt suits with polo-neck jumpers and vintage or modern cardis. I found 60 denier flesh coloured tights last winter which were a godsend for warm legs with skirts. I have some lovely brown plaid lined wool capris which keep me toasty and jeans with tights underneath are great for super-cold snowy weather. I have a few thermal vests - some cami-style and some with long sleeved - which I couldn't do without.

    I have a pink fleck wool new look-style dress too:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. AnniePancake

    AnniePancake Practically Family

    Messages:
    657
    Location:
    UK
    I will have to see if I can learn to sew then :/
     
  8. Fleur De Guerre

    Fleur De Guerre Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,056
    Location:
    Walton on Thames, UK
    Not to me! I think I have too sensitive a temperature gauge, which just means that I get really cold, pile on layers and the above accoutrements, then walk ten steps or enter a building and just sweat. My scarves don't look vintage enough, gloves never fit me properly (and neither do tights for that matter!), my winter shoes are nowhere near as stylish and winter hats ruin my hair. Summer all the way! lol
     
  9. OneAndOnly

    OneAndOnly Familiar Face

    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Ireland
    Miss Golightly - thank you so much for replying! Dublin is over-priced in general so I too have been doing all my buying online...not too bad until something arrives and there's either something wrong with it or it doesn't fit! Thanks again X
     
  10. Miss Neecerie

    Miss Neecerie I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    6,616
    Location:
    The land of Sinatra, Hoboken
    I am very glad for this thread...

    Since I am having to plot for actual winter clothing this year...and am trying to pace the spending portion of that....


    ahh while being utterly clueless about what's actually needed.
     
  11. Miss Golightly

    Miss Golightly Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,312
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Not at all - my pleasure! :)
     
  12. Kate O Potato

    Kate O Potato A-List Customer

    Messages:
    303
    Location:
    Dulwich, London
    Service skirts. My ATS skirt helps me through the winter; I'm going back for a WAAF skirt in the autumn. Back to the shop, that is, not back in time :)

    I'm also looking for a woollen cape, Annie. I've noticed that a few fashion magazines have been showing VI tweeds, woollens, furs, camels and capes over the past couple of weeks, so if you can't find anything vintage, the chances are that something similar may crop up on the high street.

    I'm already planning for my annual skating adventure at Somerset House, and I've decided that I need a quilted circle skirt, so the search is starting now.
     
  13. Miss Tuppence

    Miss Tuppence A-List Customer

    Messages:
    379
    Location:
    Old Blighty
    Kate- I so want to knit myself a skating outfit which would be all very well if I could skate!

    I absolutely adore winter clothing. I go all dreamy just thinking about lovely tweeds and cosy woollens. I have more vintage coats than sense and have a great fondness for suits so they will hopefully be my staple for this winter (Just need to tie my mother down at the sewing machine for the suit idea! :eek: )
    I’m also looking forward to bringing my woollen skirts and slacks back into action- I don’t know what I would do without them.

    Suppose I better get back to knitting my stockings…. Winter is looming near!:D
     
  14. Ada Vice

    Ada Vice One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    133
    Location:
    London
    Mmm I bought a lovely leopard cape earlier, I also own a few tweed skirt suits, but really need to get a decent warm hat I don't lose this year! :)
     
  15. velvetongue

    velvetongue Familiar Face

    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    New York
    It's still hot, humid, smelly, and generally unpleasant in NYC. I wish winter were here!

    I've stopped buying ready-to-wear since I started sewing seriously, and a lot of what I wear for winter includes what I wear now (summer transitional clothing like blouses) with tights, a flannel slip (which I need to make), cardigans, and a coat. I also have a few hats (beret, cloche) since it gets cold here. This year it will be wool skirts and high-waisted trousers in wool.
     
  16. shebagrl

    shebagrl Familiar Face

    Messages:
    84
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    I'd love to find a few good sweaters, too Diva. I've had enough of the pilly, ill-fitting few I have. Also, I've started looking through all my patterns to make a few good skirts, too, and am considering a pair or two of trousers (though I've never made a trouser, so it could be an adventure.) Just picked up a lovely grey wool tartan at an estate sale that I'm considering making into a cape.

    Though I have quite a few coats, I could use a sturdy pair of winter boots or sew up a wooly lining for my wellies, just to keep my feet dry.
     
  17. Marla

    Marla A-List Customer

    Messages:
    421
    Location:
    USA
    Chalk it up to growing up in a cold climate, but Winter is my domain. So, naturally, my wardrobe is mostly geared toward cold weather. I wear wool skirts with cardigans, twin sets, and tight pull-overs (a` la 'sweater girl') with knit stockings and low-heeled oxfords. For outerwear I wear full-length vintage coats with small fur collars and all the accouterments. This year I've added high-waisted wool trousers and can't wait to pair them with simple pullovers. Now I'm desperately searching for rubber shoes of some kind (galoshes preferably!) as Winter is absolute hell without them.
     
  18. Kiri

    Kiri One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    BC, Canada
    Marla, would you mind if I stole your wardrobe? It's exactly what I'm looking for. lol
     
  19. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

  20. lareine

    lareine A-List Customer

    Messages:
    309
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Forget the faux fur -- I want REAL fur wellie liners! The possum is a pest here in New Zealand and is exterminated as such, but it has beautiful soft fur. That fur is harvested from possums that were already exterminated anyway, so I have no moral issues about wearing it. I just can't afford to buy the boot liners yet :(

    I did buy a beautiful vintage wool coat yesterday. It's from the 60s, and has cape-style raglan "sleeves" that don't even reach my elbows. I love the coat, but how am I to keep my lower arms warm? I am not ready to embrace the long glove look right now, nor the muff look. I don't know how those 60s ladies did it.

    We're in the throes of winter here, with thick frost in the morning but crisp air and blue skies all afternoon. It's lovely even though it's chilly. I am getting a lot of wear from my 1940s-style high waisted trousers (Simplicity retro pattern) which keeps me much warmer around the middle than my modern trousers do!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.