Monday, March 9, 2009

Inspired by Vintage

This blog is going to be about my new passion!


I love it, I love it, I love it. Oh, did I mention I love it!

I originally decided to start sewing lessons so that i could make clothes for my four year old daughter, but a friend of mine gave me five bags of clothes to last her till she is ten years old, so i started sewing for my sister. It was getting towards christmas last year and i decided to make her a dress, a skirt, a top and a pair of pants. She was amazed at Christmas time and absolutely loved everything i made.

Then I made myself a dress and then my sister decided that i should be her personal dressmaker and asked me to make her a dress for an upcoming wedding she was going to.

I never knew how much i was going to love sewing, I really regret not learning it properly at school now, cos i just think of all this time I have wasted. I could have been making and designing my own label by now and be a millionaire living in Europe!

Ok, back to reality!

I have decided it is never to late to start a dream so i will be making clothes from yesteryear. Clothes from the 1930's, 40's, 50's and 60's.

I have been looking online for original patterns from those years and my sister found some blogging sites that are awesome.

As my birthday is coming up this month i have managed to con my sister and parents into shouting me some patterns to get me started. They are coming from the USA so i can't wait to receive them.

This blog will mainly be about my trials and tribulations with this new venture, i will add photos, and fav blogs and sometimes i may even ramble on about the fascinating day i've had with my kids, like today for instance we took my daughter to the beach, and she just had a ball running along the sand at the edge of the water, letting her feet get wet and squealing with enjoyment. We collected shells, walked along the pier, we even managed to see a massive stingray!

I can not believe i didn't think to take my camera.

Oh, did i mention I plan to open a shop on so stay tuned, the story continues.....

1 comment:

  1. I can vouch for her new found talent. Will be posting a pic soon of me in one of Leonora's sewing creations and you watch it turn me from frumpy and ordinary into Catherine Zeta Jones (true).