Before you can look at patterns, material or accessories, you need to know what styles appeal to you.
Do you like the clean lines of the 1920’s? Marcel waves and cloches, arched brows and bow lips?
Maybe you prefer a longer line, bias cuts and butterfly sleeves of the 1930’s?
Or are you a Swing Gal? Do the 1940’s flip your wig?
Maybe you’re mad over Crinolines & Catseye glasses? Do you want to Rock Around the 1950’s?
I find that having a rummage through old magazines, and online pictures a great way to find inspiration to create the outfit (or in this case outfits/wardrobe) before actually investing any cash into the process. What inspires you? How do you see yourself dressed?
Do you have to stick with one ‘era’? Of course not! But it helps to get an idea of things you do and don’t like. These are possibly my four favourites, but I also like some of the fashions from earlier periods, such as Regency, Edwardian and some Victorian. They’re just not as ‘every day wearable’.
Next week:- Working It In (or There’s No Need To Trash Your Entire Existing Wardrobe)