Vintage Housewife

Updated on Nov 03, 2011
This is an entry to I Die for DIY Costume Contest sponsored by Chictopia.
white Target socks - sky blue restyled a-line vintage skirt
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The creation of this outfit helped me embody the life of a 50s housewife. Stressful, with delusional optimism. The original apron was a vintage Fruit of the Loom Guaranteed Apron, but I had to make it less lunch lady and more dinner hostess as an economical housewife would. It took 12 hours. The skirt was hand-hemmed from a below-the-knee A-line. Hair bow made from skirt excess. This little narrative is something that came to mind throughout the entire production process. Enjoy :)

Glazes ham and secures pineapple slices with toothpicks. Sets at 350 degrees, slides into oven.

Okay, done in just under 2 hours or so. I should start on the beets. Now where did I put those gloves? Wouldn’t want to chip my new coat of polish.

Hollers gently, “Sweetheart, I picked up some fresh tobacco for this evening, let me know how you like it.”

Napkins. My goodness, only 8 left! Just washed all the linens, you’d think they’d at least last me a whole week.

Delores just came back from fur shopping in Charlestown, I’ll have to catch up and see how she fared. A mink? No, most likely beaver. Sighs, Maybe John is due for a raise.

Chop, chop, chop. Tosses celery in pot.

A couple more hours until guests. I wonder if Fred and Diane will bring over that lovely merlot again? I could use a cup of tea.

Polishes silverware and tea set. Checks reflection on her mother’s heirloom teapot.

Borrowed pearls again. Oh, is there ever a relief from this insanity?

John walks through kitchen to make a call from his desk.

“It smells wonderful in here darling, new recipe?”, John asks.

She replies, “Why yes, I thought we could use a change from the usual pot roast.”

Smiling tenderly, he holds her by the shoulders and kisses her forehead.

Oh, if he only knew what it was like! I could use an extra hand from time to time.

Pondering.

But he works so hard.

Comments (22)

lizolsen2011
lizolsen2011 on March 05
love this retro look.
glanvillebaby
glanvillebaby on February 13
HA HA THis is awesome!! sorry that I didnt see it last year!! gorgeous!!
nachobarbie
nachobarbie on February 20
thanks so much <3 glad it still holds up even so long since oct! ;)
akikok
akikok on November 08
Scary yet so chic! Great outfit and love your photos :)
AmyRuthBlue
AmyRuthBlue on November 06
wow, your pics are truly scary! of the bloody rubber glove and rolling pin and knife! VERY COOL! super great outfit, and I love the little narrative you included.
nachobarbie
nachobarbie on November 06
thank you! i didnt want to scare the kiddies too much, so beets and beet juice were chosen as props ;)
LelaZivanovic
LelaZivanovic on November 06
u rock this housewife look, divine, splendid!!:)) voted!!!!
anonymours
anonymours on November 05
so vintage, so nice.
aivanmagno
aivanmagno on November 05
Cute!!!
IslandChic77
IslandChic77 on November 04
heheh u look adorable
filipina
filipina on November 04
love the story too! :)
LestaLatin
LestaLatin on November 04
great
ash00a
ash00a on November 04
now, thats vintage!
curlybrain
curlybrain on November 04
wow!! fantastic.. love the pictures. and the costume..voted..
roxx_lady
roxx_lady on November 04
i love this! You did such a great job with putting everything together! Very creative. Wish you luck!! :)
VixieVaporous
VixieVaporous on November 04
I loved reading your entry. and oh WOW! love this photo series. You're so interesting. I hope you win!
nachobarbie
nachobarbie on November 04
ur too kind! thank you love!
Angelmoi
Angelmoi on November 04
WOW! You overshadows professional models! This style icon!
nachobarbie
nachobarbie on November 04
very sweet of you, thx so much! <3
koola_ola
koola_ola on November 04
very cool outfit! love it! btw thanks for your comment! xo
hazhench
hazhench on November 03
so pretty! :))
cherry8888
cherry8888 on November 03
Love this!
PinkCheetahVintage
PinkCheetahVintage on November 03
Love it! I was a 50s housewife for Halloween--because they're so scary!!
nachobarbie
nachobarbie on November 03
very cool, and yes, more than ppl realize!
F4SHI0N
F4SHI0N on November 03
cool story you tell with the photos!
bkgurl33
bkgurl33 on November 03
nice
Lucyss
Lucyss on November 03
amazing§!!!! love it:) chic voted:)
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