I am not quite sure if anyone is reading this post, but I thought I would pop up a quick note to assure you that I am still in business. I gave birth to a baby boy on May 15th in 2012 and he has taken up most of my time since then, which I love.
My online store is still open, however new items are only added as I make them. I am still taking made to measure orders, however I am limited to how much I can take on at the moment.
I have a new stockist in North Fitzroy, Victoria called Heroes & Villains which is run by the lovely Jules Musgrove designer of the Poppet label.
New very limited edition 'Sara' shirts have been added to both my online store and Heroes & Villains in 5 different prints ranging from size 8 to 18.
If you have a Facebook account, most of my online posts are done on my Facebook page, please 'Like' it to stay up to date. I am also on Twitter and Instagram as @petapledger .
Let me know if you have read this post by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear from you!
I will sign off here for now and hope to write another post soon.
Currently listening to: Bon Jovi's new single 'Because We Can'.
Jayne and I met to discuss the bridesmaid dresses for her upcoming wedding just a week after Cadel Evans' 2011 Tour de France win.
We met at Dench cafe in North Fitzroy and Jayne expressed how she loved the simplicity of the dresses the two women were wearing when they presented him with his award.
The dress Jayne was planning on wearing was a green vintage dress from the 1960s. I organised a yellow fabric sample and sent it off with the quote. Yellow dresses was decided on and the next step was to meet with Kate and Rachael, her sisters who were going to be her bridesmaids.
During our meeting, Jayne showed us the dress she intended on wearing which was a gorgeous emerald green, I sensed the girls were not too pleased with the colour yellow and we all agreed it would make the bridal party look a little 'green and gold' - the colours that represent Australia.
I whipped out my fabric sample book and looked for an alternate colour that would compliment both Kate and Rachael's skin and hair colour, but also keep the 60s aesthetic Jayne was after.
We settled on purple cotton sateen and decided to make the skirt part of the dress a-line and omit the slits that the original dresses had.
About the dresses, being a November wedding in Melbourne, it was near-impossible to predict what the weather was going to be like. One thing Jayne did not want for her bridal party was for Kate and Rachael to be too hot if it ended up being a 43C day.
I used 95% Cotton/5% Spandex in the colour 'Prince' and purple viscose lining. The bodice has bust and waist darts and waist darts in the CB. Invisible zip closure in the CB and a very slight a-line hem. The girls chose their own shoes and wore silver, which looked fabulous.
Feather Fans, sparkling crystals, ballet en pointe & a bellboy....
Vaudeville & classic burlesque has found a new home at the Memo in St.Kilda, the beautifully restored 1920's theatre hall in Acland St.
'Peekaboo Follies' brought to you by Beckiejo, showcases vintage entertainment at its best with Dolores Daiquiri leading a stellar line up of burlesque beauties. Scarlett, Vivianne Van Dame & Miss Jane with performances that hark back to Paris & New York in the 1930's & 40's.
Lallah L'amore burlesque darling with cabaret vocals will leave you spellbound, as Daniel Oldaker one of Australia's premier vaudeville performers has you laughing at his slapstick antics & sharp bellboy skills! Whilst Rani Huszar brings the sideshow of old to the stage with her eye popping, body twisting contortion routine that leaves audiences a gasp with wonder & puzzlement.
Wednesday 8th Feb at 7pm during the St.Kilda festival will see old revue entertainment centre stage as Peekaboo Follies makes it's debut.
Peekaboo Follies Feb 8th 7pm Tickets at the door $25 or $20 online: here
This week, I shipped a whole bunch of stock to Darling Central in sizes ranging from 14 up to 20.
In stock from tomorrow are my 'Sara' shirts in Pink Rose, 'Smitten' skirts in Black, 'Rocker Girl Jane' dresses in Red with white pindot and Black 'New York Groove' dresses, a style that's perfect for busty ladies.
If you have'nt been to Darling Central, the address is:
Shop 9, Number 7 O'Hanlon Place Gold Creek, Nicholls (just off the Barton Highway) Open Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 10am - 4pm
They have special Christmas/Holiday hours:
Thursday 8 December (late night shopping!) 5 pm to 8 pm Friday 9 December 10 am to 4 pm Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December 10 am to 4 pm
Friday 16 December 10 am to 4 pm Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December 10 am to 4 pm
Thursday 22 December 10 am to 4 pm Friday 23 December 10 am to 4 pm Saturday 24 December (Christmas Eve) 10 am to 4 pm
Thursday 29 December 10 am to 4 pm Friday 30 December 10 am to 4 pm Saturday 31 December (New Year’s Eve) 10 am to 4 pm
So, if you live in Canberra, please pop in and say hello and tell Darla and Bloss "Peta Pledger sent you!".
What-ho! My name is Andi B. Goode and I'm a vintagey blogger in her mid-20s who hails from Adelaide, South Australia. My name is actually Andrea but one day, about five years ago, I took it upon myself to start going by the name ‘Andi B. Goode’, for all things internet. I wasn’t terribly original as I just slightly modified the title of a wonderful song (by one of the best rock ‘n’ roll artists, ever).
I've been blogging since July 2009 and making a conscious effort to dress in vintage (and vintage styled/inspired) fashions since sometime around my 21st birthday. I love the fashion, music, movies and general aesthetics of the 1930s-1960s and it's from this period I draw the most inspiration in my own style, though I'm happy enough to be living in 2011!
My blog encapsulates my love of these eras and, whilst I tend to mainly focus on my outfits there, it's possibly best described as a 'my vintage life' kind of blog. Some of my favourite non-blogging pastimes include playing the ukulele, watching movies from any era, knitting (from my ever-growing collection of vintage patterns) and collecting (Barbies, vintage knitting patterns, vintage cameras, ceramic cat figurines, etc). Outside of my blogging life, I've completed a degree in visual arts and have just finished some further study in art history.
From there you should be able to find me at many other places around the internet, too!