Thursday, September 4, 2008
Are the 80s Vintage?
Check out this skirt pattern from 1980. I am not really into 80s fashion. My favorite period of style is from 1958-1962. You know, the new look is easing up, teenagers are becoming major consumers, but we haven't quite gotten to hippie/space age/Carnaby Street style yet. Ahhh...lovely.
But I saw this and had an idea.
I have a very simple a-line skirt pattern from 1950. Its too small, which is sad because I love it so.
Every time I lose a pound or two, I make a new version. And then I gain that pound back and I can't wear it anymore. I've remade it a bunch of times and it always eventually ends up in the Goodwill pile once I decide that it will never fit again. Then I loose an inch in my waist and stitch it up a new version. For which I then become to fat. Its a sad and ugly cycle.
So anyway, my lovely Vogue A-line from the 50s is about the same shape as this skirt from the 80s. (Look at View C.) Its two pieces instead of four gores, but I think it should hang the same way, more or less. I also like that I can make two fuller versions with the same pattern. If this works, I'll have died and gone to skirt heaven.