Some months ago, after finishing my victory sweater, I decided I wanted to combine my comic book interests with my vintage interests. Since the new Superman movie was on the horizon I thought a Superman sweater would be the perfect first project, finished just in time for the film.
I adapted the cover of Action Comics #1, one of the most recognizable covers of the century, and chose an earlier Superman crest for the front. I wanted it to look like something a girl in the early 40s would make, rather than just a nod to the past.
Once again there are loads of changes I would make, but really I'm very happy with the way it turned out! I'm excited to wear it to the movie this weekend, and while I don't have a next knitting project in mind, stay tuned for my Supernatural outfit!
I love seeing late 19th/early 20th century photos of women adventurers. I have a few photos somewhere around here of groups of hikers in the teens and twenties, where the women are sporting wool knickers and heavy sweaters or crisp white shirts and ties. It's my faaaaaaaaaavorite look ever.
When I went out to take pictures it was a little chilly so I grabbed my 30s riding jacket (actually maybe it's older?) and it seemed to work perfectly. My Sherlock and John cat buttons live on the lapel right now, they're the cutest.
This weekend my cousin Pearl turned ten years old. She's a major history buff, and this spring she's delved deep into the world of the Romanov Family. She knows everything there is to know, and decided her party theme would be 1910s themed, with her family of four girls dressed as various members of the Romanovs.
She chose Anastasia, complete with sash and tiara, and my brother sported robes and creeped around as Rasputin. We set up a picnic at a local park and had traditional Russian treats and even played a trivia game.
Today I met up with an out of town Instagram friend, Rodellee of Adored Vintage (warning, her shop is stunning), and Janey and Julie. We had a fun lunch downtown, then had to part ways with Rodelle, but we stopped by a photobooth for some antics before leaving downtown.
Rodellee was a delight to talk to, we both have a slight addiction to Kitchen Nightmares and Peonies, and her gorgeous hair is exactly what I hope mine will look like *eventually*.
I stumbled upon Cheerful Weather for the Wedding today on Netflix, and from the beginning loved the visuals. It's a 1930s period piece about a woman having second thoughts on her wedding day, and the film jumps between her wealthy dysfunctional family, and memories from the previous summer she spent with a past boyfriend.
I'll watch anything 30s/40s for aesthetics alone, though this was just the kind of story I enjoy. Not nearly as heavy as I expected, there were actually a few giggle worthy parts, and I became more invested in the characters as the story progressed. It's one of those movies I can draw inspiration from, as well as watch multiple times and get something fresh out of it every time.
The cast was great, the few likable characters stayed on the sidelines (but I enjoy leads who I don't necessarily root for), and it was just so pretty, why not watch it ;)
The past few months I've been working on incorporating new interests with old. That is, showing my love of comic books/supporting a fandom while still looking a bit vintage. I've been crafting a knitting and sewing project, one for Superman, and one for Supernatural, so if you're a fan of either you'll want to keep your eyes on my blog!
I just couldn't pass up this shirt last weekend, it's a little boys Superman t-shirt from 1978. Yesterday I made a circle skirt from some nice heavy denim I picked up at an estate sale for next to nothing, and I think they paired together quite well! Though the belt is the cherry on top ;)
It's funny wearing a shirt with such a recognizable symbol on it. A woman jogging passed me and said "looking good Supergirl!" and people (of all ages) would stop and compliment. It's a different attention from wearing vintage, I feel like much of the time people find full vintage outfits somewhat odd or intimidating, but something like this just makes people smile or start fun conversations. I mean, everyone know's who Superman is. Just something I observed, a different basis for interacting with strangers. It seemed more inclusive and began two sided conversations instead of the usual "You look like and old movie." "Thank you."