Saturday, 21 April 2012

Fabric & Patterns

I bought these 1980s patterns about a month ago from a fab stall at the altrincham market, a £1 each! I thought they were rather 40s in style, alas I cannot afford the prices of real vintage patterns. Yesterday I finally  got round to getting some material. I had in my mind gingham only, but then I spied this fabulous Chaplin print! What do you reckon I should make with it? I am thinking a peplum blouse of sort!




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  1. That fabric is adorable!! A peplum blouse sounds good! I love the whole 80s-does-40s thing, because 80s stuff is so much cheaper than the real deal (sadly!) and it can look just as authentical!

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    1. Thank you, I am really chuffed with it, just need the spare time to make it all! Me too, 1980s was great for 40s inspired clothing and of course patterns! xx

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  2. where did you find the chaplin print?? I am setting up my dining area as a mini-chaplin "museum," and would love to cover my bar chairs in chaplin fabric. i didn't imagine such a thing existed!

    i'm not sure what this blog is, or whether i will be able to find it again, should you respond. my email address is janetjonesbann@aol.com

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    1. Hello Janet, I have just sent you an email as I managed to find some on eBay do hope you get it in time!

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  3. For vintage like patterns, you have this : http://www.patronsdecouture.com/vintage-182128.htm
    So will you show us the result ?

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