Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Have to try this

Still trying to decide the best thing to do with that beautiful robin's-egg blue linen. I've been combing the vintage dress and sewing blogs (of which there is a startling number out there... crowds of us, apparently, find modern fashion somewhat lacking) and have come across this lovely little project.

How to do a 1930s scallop-edge collar.

It would be worth doing as a separate, detachable piece, don't you think (Karen)?



Anonymous said...

Thought you might be interested in this one - http://sensibility.com/patterns/1910s-tea-gown-pattern/
- if you haven't come across it already.

Lina said...

Oh, that's such a pretty blouse! And yes, modern fashion is lacking. On the train to work this morning, I was looking around at the other passengers and thinking how much better most of us would look in clothes from a different time - a time when clothing was actually beautiful. I wonder if that (the fashion for clothing that is pretty, not just practical) will ever come back?

Anonymous said...

My comment is not posting! Perhaps because of the very unladylike reference I made to a certain song about a certain detachable something else!

But yes that it is a very good idea and I want one toooooo. - Karen

The Crescat said...

That is very lovely. I've always wanted to learn to sew and make my own clothes. I tried to make curtains once but ran out of the tread on the bobbin of my sewing machine. I was perplexed to know what to do after.


hjw said...

dear me, Kat,

how did you make it this far in life?