Ok, so, while this post isn’t specifically sewing related it’s up our collective alley. I just finished watching “My Crazy Obsession” on TLC. One of the stories was about a 23 year old woman named Doris who was obsessed with the 50s. I immediately got sweaty. I love the 40s and 50s. Loooove with a Capitol L. Doris only has objects in her house made between like 1945 and 1959. She only wears vintage clothes or repro clothes. Her car made me drool. She cooks from 50s cookbooks etc. and they made a big deal about her wearing bullet bras and her two drawers of girdles (shout out to y’all doing to fantastic lingerie sew-along!!!). At this point in the show I’m starting to think about turning it because I didn’t want to hear about how many more ‘crazy’ ways she was (i.e. a direct reflection on me) but I really wanted to see what else she was going to wear. Sigh….
So my question to y’all is, are we obsessed with our vintage lifestyles/clothing of our chosen era? I personally don’t feel like my houseful of vintage stuff and repro/vintage clothing is obsessive. And why would it be obsessive to love red lipstick and fancy lingerie and high heels? Do our crinolines make us eccentric or is everyone else weird for blindly following trends, “fashion” and wearing grubby sweatpants in public. I know I get some weird looks when dropping my son off at school in my (totally awesome) dresses and such but it doesn’t bother me, does that make me obsessed? Would I be obsessed if I finally found my dream car; a shiny black and chrome Ford Galaxy? All us ladies and gents on WeSewRetro are not obsessed in an ‘out of touch with reality’ way are we?
BTW, while we all ponder whether or not we need therapy I’ll be finishing up a fantastic 40s shirtwaist dress. Ha! Take that TLC.