What’s Your Decade?

When I sewed my Red Floral 1940’s dress recently, I sort of knew I was pushing my usual personal style boundaries.  I had never tried a genuine forties silhouette on me, but I thought it might suit my figure – and it did.  But did it suit my personality?  Not really. I am sure I […]

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Grey Goes With…..

This winter I’ve been wearing my grey scallop skirt a lot – it just seems to go with everything!  Like the complete rainbow, for instance:….. Pink My pink jacket: Red A future coat (OK, I admit that I haven’t been wearing this much because it is still in the imagination stage!) Orange Also, imaginary at this […]

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~antique, vintage or retro?~

How do you know if a style is antique, vintage or retro?  And what is the difference anyway?  It is so common to see these three terms used interchangeably, but they actually do have different meanings!   Following are the definitions I was taught, and these seem to be followed by most dealers of vintage clothing and […]

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~early inspiration~

I’m so pleased to hear that I am not alone in my ‘style rut’, and that some of you are planning to make inspiration boards too – I really look forward to seeing all your results! While rummaging around my house looking for tit-bits to place on my inspiration board, I found a real blast from […]

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~a style quandary~

Have you ever got into a style rut?  I’ve decided I’m in one right now – nothing in my wardrobe seems to work anymore.  I’ve been aware of it for a while, and think it’s from a combination of factors: changing shape – I’ve gone up a size and my waistline has increased proportionally more – and nothing […]

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