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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day

It was spent at my parents home and here. Fried chicken for lunch. I am tired after a week of bible schools and work. I have so much housework to do and don't even know where to start. We have A/C so that's not a problem, but it is 92 outside and it wore me out earlier today in the car, sun in the face.

Do any of you revisit 80's patterns? Some of you think they are anathema, but the 80's were my teen and early 20's, so I love the time. I am not in love with MC Hammer pants, but loved Cavarricci's, regular harem pants, cap sleeved blouses with some shoulder pads, etc. The 80's were the previous decades revisited, with excessive treatment sometimes. I see 20's (dropped waist), 40's (cap sleeves), 50's (fluffy petticoat skirts), western wear (ruffled skirts and western tops with conch belts). I am thinking of a cap sleeved top now with batwing sleeves. A fascination of mine, I guess.

What 80's patterns have you looked at recently and why?


KID, MD said...

I saw a great batwing top yesterday at the beauty salon that I totally want to copy! I love the way that styles just cycle around, mixing in different ways, but letting us express ourselves, whatever era we might happen to be hanging out in.

Kristin said...

Batwing sleeves are so dramatic and cool- I say go for it!

I love this Givenchy pattern, Vogue 1361 (I think it's from the 1980s). It definitely has that feeling of 80s excess, but it reminds me of a wedding dress from a few seasons back by Lela Rose, a very contemporary designer.