Monday, October 23, 2006



i'm having a fashion crisis!! my new boots have inspired me to put the "prairie" clothing away and go for a more funky-western-vintage look. i want something with a bit of flair, feminism, and ease-- and i want to wear DRESSES (which don't seem to be in fashion this season, as there are slim pickin' at the stores-- or cost $100+). So i thought i would make something. In this picture here we have chocolate 100% wool gabardine. i modified the pattern but i DO NOT like the results. This look says, "country nun" or "grown up Brownie, gone western"-- or i look like a first grader.

i know it's the choice of fabric...and pattern but, i'm reaching my frustration level. i don't want to spend a lot of timing sewing a new pattern, but i also don't have a large bill fold to support commerical made dresses. what is a girl to do?? anyone want to recommend a good thrift store?

2 comments:

kate said...

you would look super cute in a vintage style dress with an empire waist. basically the same thing you've got on, but with a higher waist and shorter hem (around knee length) with some cute woolly tights and those kick-ass boots and an embellished cardigan. very jackie-o with a western twist.

Similar to this: http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/
voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.
V2538=x&TI=20009&page=7

Anonymous said...

I wish I could help but I'm not too fashion savvy...and I don't sew :(