Tuesday, 28 December 2010

☺ Intercourse Purchases ☺

Helena and I took a road trip to Intercourse, where we ate the most amazing crab cakes and bought the loveliest fabrics. Moda's Sugar Pop is to die for! I also couldn't resist some more repro feedsacks... must have been in a green mood!

I have no idea what I will do with these. For now, I am just happy looking at them!

Stuck in Snow...

I have had the most amazing week in Philadelphia, staying with my good friend Helena. Eating, drinking, shopping and being very inspired by people and places. I was all set to head home last night, when the snow blizzards forced the cancellation of thousands of flights.... I felt a little frustrated, but had another wonderful day with H. We even discovered a place that served mulled wine- unheard of over here! I took these photos around Northern Liberties and Brooklyn.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Lauren DiCioccio

Wow! I've just discovered the most amazing textile artist, Lauren DiCioccio. Check out her website and the following images- unbelievable!

Vintage Sewing e-books

Sabrina posted a comment on my Singer Sewing Machine Post telling me about an amazing online resource for vintage sewing/ dressmaking/ pattern-drafting: VintageSewing.info

It is amazing! There are some wonderful e-books from the 1900s to the 1950s. I have only had a quick look, but already found some great articles:

How to make a dress form using gummed paper!

How to use the tucker attachment on my Singer!

This is an amazing site for fashion students and sewists everywhere!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Dear Golden Vintage

I love the things this girl picks up! She has such a creative eye and her photography really maximises the garments. She has the ability to make vintage look so up-to-date! She gets some great 50s classics. I love the button back detail on the white dress, the slash neck, plaid dress and the print on the circle skirt.

Detachable collars

These seem to be all the rage- there was an article in the latest British Vogue. They have been around for centuries- check out the South American version and the beaded/ crocheted version, reminiscent of 1940s wartime collars. They can completely transform an outfit, like a piece of statement jewellery.