Friday 2 October 2009

60's Vintage Fashion

I have recently started a dress making course to learn all about making clothes! I have always wanted to make my own dresses so i'm so excited to now finally learn :) i'm making dress A from this Burda dress pattern, and i've chosen a lovely navy blue wool with cashmere blend fabric. I can't do things by halves! i had to go straight in at the deep end and chose the most expensive! 

i'm on week two at the moment and i've cut my pattern pieces out and were doing 'tailor tacks' now. Can't wait for the finished product! I'll keep you posted.. :) 

While i was initially looking for my dress pattern for the course i came across a whole world of vintage patterns, it's amazing! I love the 1960's era especially, and could resist these little gems i found on this website - very addictive! I fell in love with the dress in the top left picture but it was sold :( so i snapped the others shown as quickly as i could! probably won't have a clue what i'm doing once i get the envelope open? 
Also i discovered the sizing on vintage dress patterns very odd, they're SOOO small! i am normally a UK dress size 6, but with these i work out at like a size 10? maybe 12! people back then must have been tiny! no wonder Marilyn Monroe was famously a size 14 or 16?

Have a lovely weekend :)



  1. Hi
    I've just fallen upon ypur blog whilst blog hopping and I must say WOW it's fab !!! Do you mind if I link you on my side bar so I can come back regularly

  2. of course! i'd love to be on your sidebar, thank you for the lovely compliment! :)

  3. Wow I love these dresses! Its nice to see gorgeous clothes with wonderful shape that still leave something to the imagination! Good luck with your course, can't wait to see the finished product!!


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