Thursday, September 26, 2013
Don't you love that vintage patterns show you the pattern pieces as well as a line drawing? And how they call zippers "slide fasteners"? That took me a minute to process, until I realized that zipper was like Kleenex, a brand name that had become the common name. I can't see what kind of fabric they suggest,but maybe back then they assumed that everyone knew to use a drapey rayon or silk or fine cotton lawn or wool crepe. I'm just guessing,based on what was available then. Don't you love the details? The gathered princess bodice - the better to do an FBA with, my dear - and those sleeves--the French cuffs-- that gorgeous neckline--the beautiful collar! You understand why I had to have it. It was Meant To Be, It was MY SIZE. If that's not a message from the Sewing Goddess, I just don't know what is. Obviously 1948 is my fashion year.
I won't ask if you have ever bought a pattern on impulse, because if you are reading my blog I know you have. Instead I'll ask - What is your fashion decade? I'm beginning to think I'm a Forties person. The signs are pointing that way. What decade are you?
P.S.I also NEED that hat.