Monday, November 12, 2012

for a fancy dress party

Vintage Sewing Patterns of 1920's to 1960's Fashion
Collecting vintage dress patterns or using them for dressmaking can be interesting, addictive and financially rewarding.Dressmaking patterns of a past era affords vintage fashionistas the opportunity to collect, experiment, sew, mix or blend the 20th century styles of apparel with today's modern fashion, and with the advent of modern technology, these dress making patterns, many of which are in states of disrepair, can be reproduced to the last detail, or 'reconstructed' using Computer Aided Designs (CAD) sewing patterns software.For many vintage addicts, the love for classic clothing patterns may have been inspired by:An appreciation of the artistry of authentic vintage couture patterns' envelopes. These antique and vintage envelopes are known to interest collectors who want to preserve and keep the lovely works of vintage art.A 'blast from the past'. Vintage sewing patterns remind us of our grandparents. The chic flapper dress worn by grandma in that ornate frame black white photograph placed on the fireplace mantel.The desire to preserve pictorial images or items from eras of style and fashion of women through time, and also recognise the changing roles and tastes of women through history.Their appeal. Vintage designs are appealing enough to the fashion conscious, so much so that if they can't get the authentic vintage clothes to purchase, they can always buy sewing patterns and have the exact replica of the vintage couture designs of the 1900's.The absolutely famous wrap around dresses designed by Diane Von Furstenberg, or the Empire dresses.The need for costume wear, for a fancy dress party, a Halloween costume party, etc., or an absolute adoration for those elegant dresses worn by the fifties movie stars and screaming old Hollywood, the strapless dresses that made beautiful ball gowns, or the halter neck outfits popular amongst the southern Europeans and worn in summer.Vintage Fashion of the 20's to the 60's 1920's - This was the period when a radical change in fashion couture emerged, soon after the war. Dresses with long trains gave way to dresses that were above the knees, and pinafores. Bouffant coiffures gave way to short bob hairstyles, and there was no more need for corsets, because women's clothing trends was 'boyish' inclined.At first, many couturiers were reluctant to adopt the new fashion styles but they were eventually embraced fully from around the mid-twenties. At the time, flat bosomed waist-less styles emerged, and by then it was the norm for women to dress-down. Fashion silhouettes were mitigated by feather boas, embroidery, and showy accessories,UGG 5803 Chocolate Bailey Button.

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