Old patterns have a soft spot in my heart. If well preserved, these can offer a fantastic way to bring "vintage" fashion back into your life while using new fabrics and prints, therein modernizing them. The treasures that I ended up bringing back to the homestead included the following patterns that I thought I could #1 make work in my modern woman wardrobe #2 would not be too hard to make or learn to make and #3 were my size people!
- The Bob Mackie (think Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time") swimsuit and coverup patterns immediately caught my eye. I am a bit far away from working with swimsuit grade stretch but these coverups are rad enough that I could work it, girl.
- The Infinite Dress pattern? Well, I am infinitely excited about experimenting with this. It looks a smidge tricky but I think if I were to perfect the dress, it would be well worth the time.
I only know of Marlo Thomas from the St. Jude's commercials but upon a little digging, I found that she was apparently "That Girl"... so I will consider her the equivalent to our "New Girl". That all being said, how freakin' adorable are these dresses? Caplets and wrap tops abound, I think these will be my first in line of attack. Adorable and can most definitely work with modern prints.
- Hello cowl necks. Now I don't know that I would wear a pair of bell bottoms and a cowl neck together (heaven forbid I look too 70's) but as separates, this could definitely add some snazz to the Amanda collection. And you know what else? Maxi dresses are in so I suppose fashion does come back around, yes?
- The McCall's pattern only has two dresses that I could see myself working. The sleeveless number and the long sleeve version are totally something I could imagine working professionally or in a springy, floral pattern.
What do you think? Can I make them work?