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Mar 28

How to Wear our Headbands

I thought I would pop together some ‘How To’ videos. These are to show you how our Headbands can be worn, and how to attach them into your hair.


Our headbands all contain wire, for ease of wear. The wire mean they are easy to attache into your hair and are sturdy, so do not require any hair grips to hold them in place.

Our headbands are made from 100% cotton, so you may remove the wire (each headbands has a small opening in the centre seam) and then wash and tumble your headband. Once ironed and replacing the wire, it will be as good as new!

These are perfect for wearing to create a 50’s or 60’s look. You can use them on long and short hair, in up or down styles.

Ideal for wearing for vintage looks, to cover up roots or hair extension clips, for camping and festivals or to keep your hair out of your eyes for sport or even cleaning.

Watch the video here on YouTube

hopefully this will help you to be able to fix in your headbands quickly and easily!



Here are some ideas of how to wear your Headband, do try them out:

Worn in a double knot

Worn with ends folded into a large bow

Worn with folded up ends

Worn with long ends

Worn with ends folded up into a bow

May 08

We’re Moving our Production to Scotland!

So you’ve probably all noticed that for a while we haven’t had any new dresses on the website. I just wanted to reassure you all that we do have them coming and I’m not closing down.

I’ve had some major problems with the factory that were producing our dresses in Lancashire (faulty sizing, faulty zips, wrong dresses produced – the list goes on, it’s about 3 pages long!) and well because of this and their attitude to fixing my problems I have had to let them go! The bad news is they lost a large proportion of my dress patterns! The good news is I have found a fantastic factory in Scotland who will be making the dresses from now on!

As patterns have been lost, we are having to remake them. In addition to this I wanted to ensure the fit of the dresses was right from the start so that we have no more problems with sizing and they stay generic from dress to dress. With a little help from a couple of my friends/models we have been testing a few sizes over the last few weeks and are finally very almost there to start production. It’s more important to me to have no stock for a while than to have a second rate product, and for the new factory too, who have so far been excellent!

In addition, we’re making a few changes to the dresses to make them more exclusive, such as adding the lining I uploaded the other day. We will have new dresses very soon (in fact I’m hoping to launch them at the Pin Up Pop Up shop we are taking part in this June in London).

So our dresses are remaining to be made in the UK, just now in Scotland, and in a lovely little family run factory that employ local seamstresses and have for over 20 years! I’m hoping now as we have a fresh start with an accommodating factory, that we can bring out some new styles for winter 2016!

I’ll keep you all updated for when the dresses are launching. Thank you all for your support. It’s been a difficult time, but knowing that I have a fab bunch of customers waiting to see our new things makes it all the more exciting! I think when you all see the quality of the new dresses you will agree it’s worth the wait!

Alison xx

Photos of me working and sampling in my Newquay studio with thanks to Kernow Dream Photography.

Apr 26

Silly Old Sea Dog Goes to Festival of Vintage – York

April 23rd and 24th and were off to the Festival of Vintage at York Racecourse, organised by Keeley Harris at Discover Vintage.

Mum and Dad at The Shambles

We attended the event last year and it was great! So we decided to head back, but this time with a little setting up help from Dad which meant we could have all our stall and changing room out. We set up on the Friday afternoon, before getting a bit of time to head into York, last year we didn’t make it into York as we arrived late for the set up, but this time we were a lot more organised! So we got to see The Shambles – I haven’t been since I was a child, so it was great to see it again!

The great thing about the Festival of Vintage is that everyone dresses up, its so much nicer to go to Vintage events where people make the effort! Over the weekend we saw lots of great outfits, mainly 1940’s and 1950’s and many of you took part in the best dresses competition which was held in the Ebor Stand where Silly old Sea Dog was located.

Fab Car and caravan at the event

We were joined by lots of other great reproduction brands in our room including Lady K Loves, Rocket Originals and House of Foxy. In addition there was also a beauty bar, where lots of lovely ladies were getting their hair and make up done. Downstairs there was dancing and music which had everyone entertained all day long!

Next door was full of original vintage clothing and homewares, and there were some great stalls as well as live music and a make do and mend stall where lots of crafts were available to participate in. Outside we were joined by lots of great vintage vehicles, and it was hard to choose a favourite.

Lots of new Hair Flowers

Before the event I had been busy making lots of new summer hair flowers, which you all seemed to like, so I will be making more of these for our other summer festivals. Mum had also been busy sewing up lots of scrunchies and hair bows – our scrunchies are not on the website, but you can them at our events.

Our other 2016 events are listed on our Events Page

We cant wait until next years event! Date TBC………….

Customer looking fab in her new SOSD Flower

Dancing in ‘Full Swing!’

Mum in her SOSD Igloo Dress



Our stall all set up

Scrunchies and Belts

Selfie in my Sewing Machine Dress