This Week in my Life…14-20 December 2015

The weather is heating up, Christmas is drawing near, and this week in my life:

  • I started learning to sew

I little while ago, I posted that I had purchased a number of simple vintage-style patterns with which to learn to sew.  For Christmas, my parents have purchased me a sewing machine of my own, and given it to me early so that mum could start teaching me to sew.  Using Vogue’s “easy” pattern V8980 for a circle skirt, I spent time yesterday and today cutting out the fabric, setting up the machine, and sewing pleats, hems and zippers.


  • I decided to try contouring

I’ve held out against the contouring trend, having felt that it wasn’t worthwhile adding another step into my makeup routine.  But yesterday at Aldi I was able to pick up a simple contouring palette for AU$7, so I decided to buy it and give it a go.  At worst, I’ll look silly for a day and be down seven bucks.  At best, I’ll look nice and be happy to continue using it.

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  • I put together a flatpack metal trolley and it didn’t fall apart

My craft stuff for my photo album has been sitting on the floor and desk of my office for months, driving me a little nuts by the fact that it’s a mess and that I have to sit on the floor in the office in order to actually use it.  Yesterday I got this neat little craft trolley on wheels in which to store all the various craft things that have taken over my floor space.  I put it together last night while watching a movie on TV and I’m happy to report that it has not yet fallen apart.

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  • I started actually using Instagram

I joined a while ago but barely used it, but I recently started getting into the swing of it.  You can find me as vera_gin_vintage if you’d like to see what I post.


What did you get up to this week?  Do you sew any of your own clothes?



About Vera Gin

A pinup/vintage/retro style fan from sunny Queensland, Australia.
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2 Responses to This Week in my Life…14-20 December 2015

  1. Camilla says:

    I love using instagram, I’ve been using it for a couple of years now. Following all the lovely ladies on insta has help me a lot with tips etc for dressing pinup/vintage style!

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  2. Vera Gin says:

    Yes, I’m definitely seeing the appeal!


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