While we're on the topic of ensembles and fashion, aren't these ladies' dresses and outfits just divine? I want to copy all of them!!! Especially those blouse and skirt sets. Hmm... maybe that's what I can use some of my chambray material for: a 30's blouse!
Isn't the picture on the right just comical? It's a prediction from the 1950's as to how tall the women of the 21st century would be. Not quite accurate for my sisters and I, though!
I have been using Gutermann thread exclusively for the past few months with my machine sewing, and I'm loving it! The quality of the Coats & Clark thread just was not cooperating with my vintage machine, but Gutermann's quality suits my needs just perfectly.
Aren't the gloves on the right so fun? These were sold during World War 2, and the V, as you can see, stood for Victory in the war!
Oh Goody! We get to review a few spring trends!!!
I love the idea of sprucing up the ever present floral theme for springtime wear by making 3D flowers directly on the fabric of the dress! Now I just need to figure out what future project I can incorporate this idea into.
And as far as the dress on the right goes, I LOVE the fact that they didn't make it horribly immodest! The model is actually wearing a slip underneath (for once) and the overall design is so elegant. Of course if I were to make a copy, I would have to make a few, tiny tweaks (i.e. hem length of the slip).
I so admired the animal printed tees that Anthropologie put out last year and I was so excited to find this copycat tutorial by sewcaroline.com! If I ever get around to making myself some more t-shirts this summer I am definitely going to have to try this one out.
Last but not least, we have a few sewing tips and techniques! What else would you expect from an inspiration post written by a seamstress?!? :)
On the right is a french bias binding tutorial from Burdastyle (click through the link to see it). I haven't come across this technique in a while and was pretty glad that I rediscovered it, since I have a project that is perfect to try it out on.
One more thing that I have been learning a bit more about recently is figuring out your correct pattern size. It turns out, as you can see per this tutorial from Oliver + S, that you should probably be using your high bust measurement to determine your pattern size. But I would highly recommend clicking through and reading the whole article before you go and buy a dozen patterns in the hopefully-right-but-it-might-be-wrong size.
Have any of you heard of the french bias binding technique before?
Have you used your high bust measurement to buy the correct size pattern before?
What do you think of the two spring trends that I presented above? Which is your favorite?
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