Tag Archives: 1960s

Sewing to the 80s

I’ve taken a mini break from crocheting to work on this dress that I’m planning on wearing to a work party. Yay! I haven’t sewn a dress from scratch in… er… well over a year. That is not good! This past weekend I went fabric shopping with a friend and found this fabulous mustard fabric that totally works for a vintage pattern that I bought at a vintage expo a few years ago. It’s a super cute 1960′s buttoned dress. I’ll post more photos when it’s complete! For now, you get this teaser photo.

As much as I love crocheting in front of the TV, I really do love sewing and listening to The Cure station on Pandora. Serious ear candy… Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, and my beloved New Order. Music is so inspiring, but I probably didn’t need to tell you that.

Change Clothes and Go

Photo Credit: Bubble Girl by Banksy

Lately, I’ve found myself to be in somewhat of a strange head space. I attribute this to not having much time to do absolutely nothing… which, honestly, I rarely do because I don’t like being “bored”, but sometimes it’s really important. As my friend Frank N. would say, “it’s all a part of the creative process.” I need to remember this. read more »

Wednesday Inspiration: Betsey Johnson and Edie Sedgwick

On this slightly uneventful Wednesday, I think we all need a little metaphorical and inspirational punch in the face. I think the best person to do it is the incredible Betsey Johnson; our cart-wheelin’ fashion designer. In this video she talks about her friend and model Edie Sedgwick, and also about the unmatched greatness of the 1960s era of fashion. It’s a really fun, informative and inspiring video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

“No fashion works outside of the world it’s sitting in.” – Betsey Johnson

Woke up today, it was another lovely day

Just a few things that make me happy. One is a commercial (sorry!). I know, I always seem to be temporarily obsessed with some commercial, but I think that’s OK. Another is a band, and a song they covered. (The video is great as well). And lastly a trailer for a film that I need to see as soon as possible. All three things have something in common.

I la-la-la-la-LOVE Zoey Deschanel. These cotton commercials are great.

Now, She & Him. Haven’t heard of them? Let me introduce you:

Wasn’t that all sorts of lovely? Yeah, I thought so too.

Now this. This is the story of boy meets girl. You should know up front, this is not a love story.

I think any movie that features Hall and Oates on the soundtrack has the potential to be golden. I haven’t seen the film yet, but the soundtrack is a good introduction to the story of Tom and Summer. I can’t wait to see (500) Days of Summer.

“Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that’s why I don’t have a boyfriend.”

fabricPintucksew Vintage Fabric

I stumbled upon that Lucy Liu quote online today and couldn’t stop laughing. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating. It was more of a snicker, and it was quite short.

Anyway! Happy Friday guys and dolls. As I sit here sipping my Ice Blended White Mocha beverage, I can’t help but be thankful to be indoors today. It has been around 100 degrees everyday this week. Too hot to handle, fo sho.

My lovely Aunt who lives in the beautiful city of Pasadena emailed me with this neat blog to check out today:

pintuckblog

They have two etsy shops: one that sells vintage fabric (pintucksew), and one that sells apparel (pintuckstyle). I was already planning a thrifting adventure tomorrow, so looking through their shop is definitely inspiring my wish list.

pintuckstyledress

Pintuckstyle 1940s-Inspired 1980s Vintage Dress

I absolutely love the fabric that you see at the beginning of this entry. I wish they had more than half a yard. Wouldn’t that be adorable as a short, elastic banded skirt? I wonder if you’re getting the same visual as I am, and if you are, isn’t it cute!? Haha. Also, this dress is great, but would look ridiculous on me, as I have broader shoulders. But I love it anyway.  I would probably remove the sleeves.

That’s all for now. Keep cool out there, kittens!