Sunday, 6 June 2010
IM NOT ALL CAR BOOTS AND COLLECTIBLES.....
Twiggy, mods and rockers, (I was a mod..DH a rocker !!) Mary Quant, and so needless to say, to a trendy teenager, mum's best 'homemade' didn't really cut it. It's funny to read though years later how Twiggy herself with all her fame made many of her own clothes and still does!
Well I was fortunate enough to meet a girl just as we started High school who also had an interest in fashion and like me no cash to splash....and her mum had a sewing machine! And no that wasn't why I became her friend...and still am to this day, meeting every Wednesday evening for our own version of 'stitch and bitch'. Usually one of us sews and the other bitches about the rubbish on the tele.
Anyway we started by making simple skirts and gradually copied all the latest trends by either starting from scratch or remaking something we already had.
Oh we weren't brilliant by any means and I dread to think now what the finishing was like, but it worked, we enjoyed it and the seed was sown.
So many years on I still feel the need to sew. Sometimes because I just can't find anything that fits properly, sometimes because what I see in the shops is so shoddy for the price they're asking and sometimes just because I've found the perfect fabric.
Well the urge is upon me again. Having spent a few months doing swaps and giveaways I wanted a complete change so out came the patterns.