Hello dearest readers! I've been rather absent for a while haven't I? Happily it's not because of stressing sad reasons, this time it's because I've been mega busy with lots of fun happy friend filled things, and of course sewing! So here's a little recap of whats been going on in Sewingthe60's land since July...
Today's post is a sort of mega sewing update post!
As you may know I don't get to blog every day like I used to, and while the blogging may be slow, the sewing isn't! And if I wait to post photos of the things I've sewn, well you won't see the things I've made last winter till next winter at this rate!
So, instead here are a couple of things I have made over the last year that I've not had a chance to blog or perhaps they don't really need a whole post to themselves anyway to explain their awesomeness!
If you want to see more detailed photos of each item, I've created a Flickr album which will have all those pics that I normally include in longer posts so if you are sewing the item yourself, you can check on the look and details there!
First up we have The Pennylane skirt. So named because at the time of sewing I was watching the most wonderful film Almost Famous. Miss Pennylane the loveliest groupie of them all wears a similar suede button front mini in the film.
I have some rather exciting news! I bought a car! A red Fiat 500 to be exact, to be named Fiammetta the Fiat. She's very cute and little and doesn't have much grunt but that's ok, I'm still on my learners so I'm not allowed over 80km/h anyway. I can't drive it on my own without an instructor yet so for most of the time I just sit in it and listen to music and visit it in the garage and do funny things like that. Did you do that when you bought your first car?
Hopefully I'll have my provisional license sometime next year so I can go on opp shopping trips and be able to bring home all those large heavy items I usually pass by with a heavy heart.
Any way - it's time for me to post up a new dress!
A little while ago Laura featured a lovely frock on her blog as part of The Sisterhood of the Travelling dress being run by Joanna at Dividing Vintage Moments and it piqued my interest. Joanna, Laura and many other ladies from around the world have participated in a little dress chain mail, sending it around the world for each of us to wear and style as we desire and share the photos with you! It's been in warm and snowy climates, to New York City and even Hawaii! And currently it's down under visiting us antipodean vintage lovers!
The dress is a 1940's handmade dress possibly made from an acetate or similar man made fabric from that era.
I don't know a lot about fabrics from that period, but I assume it was one of those fabrics invented to make up for the silk shortage in WW2. Regardless it has a lovely style and didn't require any ironing when I unpacked it!
The dress has so far been worn in a myriad of ways. True vintage 40's and 50's style, Victorian style and of course modern!
I really loved the idea of taking part in the dresses journey and hoped that maybe I could add my own spin to it, so being a 60's blogger, I tried to imagine how a girl finding the dress in the late 60's would style it.
I've been awfully absent but I'm still here, sewing away. I'm currently in between projects and waiting for a decent day to take photos of my new makes as well as cutting out scrap pieces for a quilt and pondering what to make next. Its terribly cold now that winter has come so all I really want to sew is cozy warm things. The Astoria jumper from Seamwork patterns is currently waiting for its fabric friend to arrive so I can whip it up and be all cozy and stylish for work!
Anyway, I have something rather exciting for you to see - a new dress!
Oh yes, yes, yes. I have a BIG backlog of things to post so let just get to it then shall we?
Hello readers! I hope you have been enjoying yourselves lately. It's been a very chilly May so far - winter is so close! So it has made for some very interesting outfits lately. Sometimes I forget to wear tights when it's cold and sometimes it's too warm for a coat and I have to carry the darn thing around. The other day I completely forgot to check the temperature in the morning and walked out dressed for a 20 degree day and it never went above 16! By the time I had to go home it was below 11 and so I resorted to wearing my wellington boots home with my stinky gym socks to give me some small about of warmth!
The things you do for fashion!
Anyway, so here's how Me Made May has been going so far...
Dear readers, it came to my attention just this morning that today is May 1st! Here I was sending my boyfriend "It's gonna be May" memes and having a giggle thinking it was April 30th, when low and behold my lovely sewing buddies around the world instagramming their Me Made outfits snapped me back into line with the rest of us using Australian Eastern time making me realise that it was infact May 1st, and therefore Me Made May! I often mix up what day it is because I read so many American Facebook posts and they are a day behind timewise leading me to believe it was still April in this instance