Friday, April 29, 2011

Vintage fabric, vintage style, design by me!

So... Finally I got my butt out of the computer chair and did some sewing! I have been thinking on sewing, where to start and what to do for I don't know how long now, but my thesis has been priority one...

Anyway, today when I got home I was super inspired. This is what I came up with!

The fabric is vintage, 60's or 70's maybe? I bought it online really cheap, and I think it's half of an old bed sheet! As usual when it comes to me - not really enough fabric. But hey! Who needs another dress when you can make a two piece?! I designed and constructed the pattern myself this evening. I literally used every single inch of the fabric!

Here are the results! (and sorry about the crappy quality mirror-shots, I just couldn't make it look right with the timer on my camera...)

Friday, April 8, 2011

New patterns!

Today my newest pattern findings were delivered! I got them, as usual, on Tradera. This time, I got some really fancy patterns for 1 SEK a piece. It's crazy! I have seen similar ones on different US sites for about 100$... (the ones from Vogue, that is). There is two Vogue patterns and one Simplicity (probably quite cheap even on other places, but very cute!) All the patterns are from early 70's. I find myself sticking to that era, I guess there's something about the long, flowy elegant cuts, and the classy very feminine style...

Here they are:

Monday, April 4, 2011

New (fairly) old pattern

Today I found a pattern in the biggest thrift store in my city. First time ever! I've only been able to find old patterns online before. Not only did I find the pattern but it was cut in my size... Is that luck or what? It's a Burda pattern, and it only cost me 10 SEK, really cheap! :)

This pattern is not vintage per se, but I think it's at least from late 80's or early 90's. And very classic and wearable! I can see myself making both lightweight cotton variations for summer as well as thicker ones for autumn and winter. And wohoo, pockets! I love dresses with pockets. :)