démodéadjective:old fashioned, out of style, unfashionable [from French, the past participle of démoder "to go out of fashion," from mode "fashion"].
what's on the dvd player?
Christine's Vintage Fashion Pages: 1950s
Timeline of Costume History: 1950-59
Laboissonniere, Wade. Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1950s. Schiffer Publishing, 1999.
Schaeffer, Claire B. Couture Sewing Techniques. Taunton Press, 2001.
Monday, August 11, 2003
I finished the skirt forever-ago, but never got around to taking pictures! I really like the way it hangs. The only problem is that the waistband is too loose, so someday if I get inspired (shyeah RIGHT) I'll take it off and take it in a bit.
posted by démodé 9:24 AM
Wednesday, February 26, 2003
I've spent the last two nights working on the hem. This has been my first attempt to incorporate some tailoring techniques into my sewing (I recently picked up a copy of Claire Schaeffer's Couture Sewing Techniques, and I recommend it to the tailoring challenged such as myself). The main technique I used on the skirt was steam shrinking the hem to fit. I was really impressed at how well it worked, and now I have a non-bubbly, non-irritating skirt hem!
Monday, February 24, 2003
I've recently gotten excited about the 1950s -- no, not the huge bouffant skirts, which I always thought were way too over the top, but the more restrained A-line silhouette. I've always loved the 1940s, and after making a series of 1940s dresses, I came to a startling conclusion: they aren't flattering on me! I need a defined waist, which the 1940s (with its blousier top) doesn't have.
One of my favorite things about sewing my own clothes (aside from making them FIT) is changing things that I don't like in off-the-rack clothing. While I love wool, I hate the feel of it against my skin, and I have never been able to understand why wool skirts have an inner waistband made of itchy wool! Yes, I know the theory is that you're supposed to tuck in your top, but I am so not a tucker. So I lined the inside of the waistband -- I know, genius!posted by démodé 2:54 PM