In chronologically order:
When I created this blog, I just started sewing again after a 4 years break. During that break I started wearing vintage clothing (mostly 60s / 70s), but I got more curious about older fashions and started collecting vintage sewing/knitting patterns.
So when I started sewing again, I wasn't sure how to incorporate those older fashions into my wardrobe. It's been quite a journey since then. And I think I now kind of found my way into this.
I like recreating authentic looks, but I also like to approach vintage with a modern twist.
Especially the 50s and 60s are era's which I like to 'modernize'. I don't know what it is, but sometimes those authentic looks are too 'sweet' for me.
When it comes to the 40s I like to be more authentic. I discovered pin curls, red lipstick, bright colored bracelets and seamed stockings to complete my outfits :)
As you can notice none of my 30s dresses are included in this list. I do like them, but they are not very suitable for everyday wear in my opinion. But I did include the Lutterloh 121 dress, it's also a dress I won't wear on a daily basis. But I drafted the pattern myself and it was a great challenge. So I think this is the project I'm most proud of at the moment.
The same goes for the knitted Fair Isle cardigan. It was complicated and took loads of time, but I'm proud of the result.
During those 2 years of blogging I discovered I really like pink. Which might sound like a contradiction with what I wrote about authentic 50s early 60s looks. Maybe I'm not using the right word. But pink can be soft and romantic or bright and expressive. It's a color that makes me happy I guess.
I really made some progress sewing and knitting wise. If I look at thos pictures chronologically I see that I lately have tackled some more difficult projects. It's easy to think about the mistakes you make, but there is also progress!
So, I wrote down some thoughts about the last 2 years. I hope this year my personal situation will stabilize and that there will be lots of fun and challenging projects to come!