November 19, 2015

Brainstorming for winter wear

As usual, I had a long list of things I wanted to make this winter. Most of them pretty dresses. And some suits.
But of course, there are always practical considerations. And then, there is the issue of the expanding shoulder muscles...
And I still try to come up with sewing projects which can be made from stash fabrics, and not all the plans fit with that. 

Somehow, it seems like I need more tops again. Some nice ones, with a bit of vintage flair. And preferably some room growing room at the upper back. 

I have turned to Pinterest for inspiration. A couple of months ago, the site added the option to follow subjects. That made it really ease to find new images I like without spending a lot of time there. So, even though I haven't uploaded any pictures from my own vintage magazines for months, my amount pins has grown a lot (collected mainly on this board). 
And it's easy to find nice ideas there:

Maybe a simple fitted cardigan? Of course, the right colour is really important here...

These hip-length options are pretty great too (although this last one, by Jacques Fath in 1952, actually has a fur dickey I don't really care for) 

And then there are all those beautiful hyper-tailored 1950's jackets which might be made in knit to make them more comfortable. 

And the styles with blouse-y back panels might be very useful for me right now.

And of course, there are so many gorgeous, sleek unusual styles to aspire to...


  1. Oh, some of those look fun! :D I love the jacket with the buttons on the lapel.

  2. I am always amazed at the bodies of the vintage models. They have what could be considered awful posture today with the rounded, lean in shoulders. Fascinating!