Saturday, 17 August 2013

Ready, Set, Sew!

I Just can't get enough if this dress it's a 1960's Marks and Spencer! It's so short that I have to wear bloomers underneath but it's worth it for the simple yolk shape and frills! Need to cut a pattern of this ASAP! Copying a design of a favourite piece is such a great way to make something you're going to adore, it's generally as simple as working out what the flat shape of the piece is and going from there. If your worried about quality start by using a old bed sheet, saying that I'm always making stuff out of old bed sheets, ones from the 50's, 60's and 70's are amazing. As are table clothes, what can you use?!!! If you like the print, weight, colour of the fabric then do it, whatever it's meant for forget it, reinvent its use, why the hell not? Go forth and sew! 

Friday, 16 August 2013


Right I've decided a new direction ready for it....... 90's does 60's  psychedelic/trashy. Now I'm not entirely sure what this involves but it will become clear. Also think I want to revamp my room to look like a 1960's vintage boutique. I mean it's not that far off it already! Plus check out my failed weird blue beehive. Hideous but I love it.    

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Granny Takes A Trip

Took myself to the museum yesterday, was pretty average. However was browsing the gorgeous books in the museum shop and came across one about the the boom in vintage boutiques during the 60's! love!!!! It's a decade that encapulates so much about experimental style. The trend for vintage really began in this era with hippies buying from the trendy Granny Takes A Trip as a reaction to the mass production of the day. Also in this era there was a shift from haute couture leading the pack to boutiques and the high street really setting the trends. There was a cultural explosion and when lacking inspiration just google Granny Takes a Trip I bet you will reconise the iconic pop art shop frontage. I'm stuck at work today but I will be pretending I'm part of this swinging scene, just minus the drugs. 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Another day, another outfit.

I think I've just become obsessed with clashing colours with my hair! Although im going to wash it tonight so I expect I'll be working with a new shade tomorrow which is exciting! I got given this yellow number which is actually meant to be a sleeveless jacket, it's from the 80's and has a matching quilted clutch bag! I've had a bit of a cold for like a week now and it shows no sign of budging. How dull. Spent the morning in bed emailing People trying to persuade them to represent me. Yawn. It's funny how trying to conform to the dullness of formal emails has dumbed my look down. Interesting! Roll on tomorrow. Another day another outfit. 

Monday, 12 August 2013

Flapper what?

Oh dear oh dear all in black, very odd. Also I matched my socks to my hair, that's new huh? Although I'm loving the contrast between my hair and this old h&m hat. What a treat. Anyway I bought a magazine this week to keep up with the rest of the world. Now don't get me wrong I adore seeing the new season collections but seriously this was a wet offer. We are fed so much drivel and led to believe that's all that out there. That's untrue! Sure we all need a helping inspirational hand sometimes. But we need to think for ourselves, dig deep and work out our own inventions, from our own incredible imaginations. Not some out of date bitchy fashion editor.