Why hello there and welcome to 2014!! I hope your New Years celebrations were filled with lots of fun and sparklers!
I'd like to share with you today some images from the Simplicity 1969 sewing book. Two of my favourite things combined - sewing and the 60s! (in case you couldn't tell)
The book itself is like most sewing books, with instructions in a lot of basic techniques and tips on how to use Simplicity patterns, but this one also comes with advertisements for sewing products and full colour fashion photos - Fun!*
*Mine also includes scribbles from a budding artist wielding a ball point! See if you can spot them!
Lets take a look!
|Add for Elna White sewing machine|
|Add for Talon zippers and thread|
|Add for Rit dye|
Also featured is this dream of a sewing room! Couldn't you just see yourself surrounded by yellow laminate and one-sleeved green dresses?
The project samples are illustrated in the colour section are just as dreamy as the sewing room. I wish I could pluck them all off the pages and pop them in my closet!
The instructions are all shown with photographs and some illustrations - here is one example for doing an all in one facing
And does the same for decorative finishes and trims
I've found it really handy to refer to when trying to find typically 60's ways of finishing garments and seeing what was on trend in 1969.
Pretty neat book huh? I think I like it more for the pictures than anything!
I also have the Vogue sewing book from 1964 (yay 50 years old) which i'll share the photos of with you all soon!!
And also - the yellow dress is now finished! Look out for photos from tomorrow to start your week!