Monday, August 31, 2009
I'm Feeling . . . Vintage
So I've looked at most of the fall fashion magazines, and I'm not that impressed. I know there's some good stuff out there (I saw Carolyn's post on Michael Kors), but why didn't most of it make it into Vogue, or Elle, or Lucky?
I just finished going through the September issue of Vogue, and my favorite part (the only one that got multiple pink post-its) was the retro-1940s feature. They keep threatening to bring back the 1980s, and the only thing about 1980s fashion I liked in the 1980s was the 40s flashback part.
Pleated pants . . . nope. Never. Try again later.
But for some reason these patterns are calling me. Most of these have been aging in stash for longer than I care to admit. Most are 60s vintage, which is not my usual taste, but there are some nice details here. Surprisingly, rather than being the usual too-tiny-to-use, these patterns are actually sized for a mere mortal, a mortal with boobs bigger than mine (most are for a 39" bust). I'd rather grade down than up, and most of these aren't tremendously complicated shapes, so fingers crossed for a decent result.
Now I need to figure out where to start. Any opinions out there?