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Hi, I’ve been enjoying reading this inspirational blog for a while and figured joining would help me tackle my immense, mainly vintage, fabric stash and spur me into completing projects to post.
I studied Fashion at college and have been making my own stuff for years, either using my own patterns (if they turn out alright) or vintage ones. I’m a bit of an era-slut and am rarely faithful to any one style – I love flattering crepe dresses of the 40s, full skirted lovelies from the 50’s, cute A-line minis and peter pan collars from the 60s and love loud prints and colourful fabrics.… I’m a vintage and thrifting addict with a particular fetish for dresses and wear mainly vintage or second hand clothes.
My main problem is getting a garment finished! I tend to start something and either become frustrated by things going wrong, or disappointed at the way it’s turning out… so it ends up being thrown in the ever-growing pile of Dress Disasters. So… my intention is to post here a COMPLETED project at least once a month!
Here are a few projects I have done recently:
A Cheongsam made with thrifted 1960s fabric using a pattern I draped on the stand (a replica ‘me’ made with modrock bandages!)
The pattern was fairly straightforward – though the instructions are minimal with Burda Magazine patterns and they give no construction advice whatsoever – and the gathered skirt gave me real problems, I can never get them even and then they tend to hang in funny folds, grrrr. Still, overall it’s wearable and I’m fairly pleased with it, I may even make one with sleeves.