I love vintage fashion, especially the styles of the 1950s and 1960s. I waste hours scrolling through black and white photographs of elegant women posing in beautiful dresses on Pinterest. I also adore rummaging through the rails at vintage fairs and charity shops. I mean who doesn’t love a bargain?
I’m sorry to have rambled on but as this is my first blog post I thought I should set the tone for what is to come. This is a blog about sewing but it is also a blog about discovering your own style and creating your own look. Now that I am in my 30s I know what I like and I finally have the confidence to wear it. I no longer care about the latest trends and feel drawn to the feminine styles of yesteryear.
I started sewing a few years ago and it has brought me so much happiness. There is great joy and satisfaction to be found in creating something completely unique from scratch. It can also save you money, especially if you recycle fabric from old curtains and secondhand clothing. I am still learning and my makes are far from perfect but I have a lot of fun making and wearing them.
The dress below is one of my favourites. The top layer is made from my aunty’s old curtains. I love the fact the rose print is more faded in some parts than others, depending on how exposed it was to sunlight. I used the Simplicity K1699 K5 sewing pattern, which came free with Sew Magazine. I was thrilled when it was featured in the same publication. I hope you like it too! 🙂