And then I noticed more....
Clock wise from top left - Jean Shrimpton, France Gall, Julie Christie, Model
So I began to think about how easy it is to forget that people dressed rather simply in the 60s and a lot of other decades as well. I've been to a few 60s themed parties and there's always someone in tie-dye hippie attire with a marijuana leaf headband or someone in a Pucci style mini with white plastic go go boots.
Ugggghhh... (Don't Google it. Your eyes will surely bleed)
Obviously I was never there to witness it and I'm sure these styles did all exist to an extent, but now they have been made to be so... well, ridiculous! Like a cartoon!
It's certainly makes committing to dress to a certain era harder as you don't want to look like your in costume all day.
Every era has its stereotypes. Vintage lovers surely would agree not all 40s women wore victory rolls, and not all 50s teenagers wore poodle skirts everyday?
TV and movies will always romanticise the past but its so refreshing to know that there are those parts of the 60s that are nothing like the horrors in the costume shop.
I try to dress 60s or be influenced by it everyday but these fantasy rags are not something a 60s lover could wear to work or out shopping
So what does a seamstress do!?
She sews! (And then vents on her blog...)
I picked up some plain cotton from the Vietnamese fabric store My Hung. They have great cheap fabric in a million colours and styles - perfect for making multiples of the same dress to wear regularly.
|Purple polka Dot|
I used Burdastyle Shift dress 09/2012 for the pattern and changed the bust darts from french darts to plain ones. The original darts came out looking like I was wearing a cone bra
After that I was so happy with the outcome that it make one for work
I made this in Cotton Sateen from Spoonflower in print Almiros by Siya
So now dressing a little 60s on my off days can be a bit easier.
Do you try to wear vintage or vintage styles regularly?
What is the worst stereotype from your favourite era?