Sunday, October 10, 2010

Summer of Frocks

I declared it (to myself) the Summer of Frocks LAST summer but the dismal weather put paid to that idea. I'm just putting it out there now, to the weather gods, that it would be nice to wear something other than jeans and t-shirts soon. Not sure what the idea of the snow today is, by crikey!

I hit my favourite thrift store in my home town over the holidays and limited myself to four vintage patterns with great plans for the girls and I. I've already hit two snags. One of the girls patterns is missing 1/2 the pieces and I'm not sure how clever a seamstress I really am to forge ahead. The second one is something I can't do much about - my bust, waist and hip measurements! Oh golly goodness those gals sure had TINY waists! Mum had a chuckle when she saw the patterns as she remembers wearing Jiffy dresses in the 1960s.

So. We'll see how we go. I have plans to buy a couple of modern vintage-style patterns that may have more realistic measurements for this pear-shaped kiwi gal. I also scored a 50 cent 1970s polyester shirtwaister that I've altered and will start wearing as soon as this dastardly weather improves.