Congratulations to comment #9 – Jen!
I’d like to go on record with saying that I liked the vintage look way before it became mainstream. I’ll totally toot my own horn on that. I always loved looking at pictures of my grandmothers from the ‘40s and loving the dresses that they wore. The look back then was so classy and simple.
In my usual quest to find something unique, I turned to Etsy and ended up at the shop Material Whimsey. The shop owner, Becky, makes all pieces by hand. She takes a vintage and reclaimed materials and updates them, bringing styles of the past into the 21st century. Everything in her shop is one of a kind.
When Becky had her first child, she quit her job as the manager of a café to stay at home, creating a career out of what she loves – fashion.
I’ve been saying to The Husband for years that I’d like to get a sewing machine and create clothes, although I don’t have any idea how to do that. Becky’s blog has posts with step-by-step instructions, with photos, showing how to make certain pieces. I love the Up-cycled Nursing Top, made from an old men’s shirt. It definitely could be used as a regular top, or swimsuit cover-up. Once I get around to getting a sewing machine, I think I’m going to try it!
Becky has offered to host a giveaway for my readers, which is super lucky for you. She is offering all of my readers 15% off her shop when you enter the coupon code HEATHERSBLOG at checkout. She’s also offering one lucky reader a gift card to her store!
To enter to win, please visit Becky’s shop or blog, come back here and comment letting her know which one of her pieces (or blog posts) is your favorite. So easy and, hopefully, you’ll be able to walk away with your own one-of-a-kind piece from Material Whimsey.
For an extra entry, please like Material Whimsey’s fanpage on Facebook, come back here and leave a separate comment letting me know you did that.
For one more entry, subscribe to my blog (over on the right). Leave a separate comment letting me know you did that.
The winner will be chose at random from all of the comments on Friday, June 8th at 3:00 p.m EST. Make sure to leave your email address, so that I can contact you when you win!