Hello hello. My name is Nancy and I’m very pleased that I am able to add my post to the series of introduction posts that have been going on this week. You’ll have to excuse me as my blog has been going through some major updating. I’ve recently dusted off an old blog and started a new project on it. I’m calling my project that $25 Vintage Wardrobe Challenge or $25V for short.
Here’s the premise. My Beau and I were sitting at the dinner table discussing my recently doubled stash of vintage dress patterns and my love of all things vintage. I was
boring him with talking about fabrics, patterns, and zippers when this question was posed. Is it possible to have a completely vintage wardrobe? And what’s more is it possible to do it an affordable cost? An intriguing question I thought.
Back in the day my Mother and Grandmother made all of their clothing. And I mean all of it. Fabric was inexpensive and store bought clothing was well out of their price range. My mother grew up in the country with four younger brothers and sisters. My grandmother clothed every single one of them in handmade clothing until they were old enough to sew their own clothing. This seems crazy now when a yard of cotton sometimes exceeds $10.00. Making your own clothing has become more a labor of love and a hobby. It really isn’t cost efficient with places like Target, Charlotte Russe, and Kohls around.
So it was with this thought that my Beau issued the challenge. My task? To make a vintage inspired wardrobe. This means tops, bottoms, slips, camis, suits and most especially vintage dresses. There are very few rules, but they are strict.
Rule 1: The total cost of the garment must not exceed $25.00 US Dollars.
Rule 2: All dresses must be made from vintage patterns or vintage inspired patterns.
So that’s what’s been going on over at my blog. Things are just now getting started so I hope some of you with more established blogs will forgive me as I get my bearings. I’ll definitely be posting more about my pattern collecting, vintage colors and fabrics, and other goodies here as things move along.