The Dress Project, Part 1

The Dress Project, Part 1

Style : There's something about vintage style dresses (by this I mean 1950s shapes, or the 80s rehash) that I love. I'm constantly on the lookout for the nipped in waist, structured bodice and full skirt whenever I hit the shops, with varying degrees of success. I'm fed up of seeing body-concious styles in the shops, that provide me with no shape, and extortionately priced vintage on eBay, so I've decided to have a go at creating my own vintage inspired dress, with a modern touch. Here's some of the inspiration I've gathered so far, from random blogs and good old eBay.

Sources? Well this inspiration folders been going a long time, let see if I can remember.
Ebay, ReneƩ Sturme, MTV Buzzworthy, unknown, Luna Supernova, forgotten, Fashionista diary, oops again

A lot of the favourites are floral, but I'd like to see if I can create something a bit more Autumn/Winter in lace or velvet (but it could well be next Spring/Summer by the time I end up making it). Slightly ambitious I know, but I'll try and work something out (I know a few people I can bore with numerous pattern cutting queries, plus my Mum's a dab hand at sewing pretty much anything). So far I've managed to create a basic block for a few things (leggings, jersey tops), so my Winifred Aldrich book has lulled me into a false sense of security with the ease of it all, but I'll let you know if there are any major developments.

My lovely bodice block, hopefully the start of many, wonderful patterns

By the way, I'm going to keep the Joy competition open until midnight tomorrow, so make sure you enter if you can be in London this Thursday night (3/9). It's really a fantastic opportunity to get free clothes and meet fellow bloggers.

Now August is over, I'm excited (and slightly scared) for September. There's fashion week and hopefully foreign travel to look forward to; what will you all be up to?

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