- Tam – Forever 21
- Belt – Forever 21
- Purple Sleeveless Top – RW&Co.
- Brown Corduroys – Reitmans (finally hemmed them this morning)
- Blazer – self made
- Necklace – Gift from Katie
This is the new sewing book I got. I saw it on Ebay last Sunday and then found it on Amazon for cheaper, so I got it. It’s basically a 1940′s reference guide to sewing. Being a librarian and historian how could I pass up that deal, historical fashion plus a reference book?! Awesome! So here are a few shots I thought you’d find interesting:
Like any good fashion book, it lets you know what’s what and how you should change up your wardrobe every month to keep yourself looking classy. Also, at the beginning it tells you what styles you should wear for each shape body, neck, face, arms… the whole shebang! Also teaches you how to made underwear for men and women, and brassieres. Pretty much the basics, gives you all your handstitches, and directions on making old dresses look new, how to make curtains, or how to reupholster furniture. It’s an interesting read, especially the parts where it tries to convince people to leave their Victorian views of sewing behind, and embrace the machine.
I thought these pages would be of interest since they explain how to make collars, and these seem to be becoming all the rage with the bib necklaces and whatnot.