Sunday, August 17, 2014
What I found appealing
Raise your hand if you remember Laura Ashley dresses.
Keep your hand up if you had more than two or three in your closet.
Extra points if you made a few yourself.
True confession: I sewed the one above in two or three different fabrics, to wear when I was ‘just a little bit’ pregnant.
I sewed the short version of the one below for high school graduation:
(Before you get nervous, these two things occurred 8 years apart.)
After I became a mom, I didn’t have time to sew, except for approximately 489 pairs of “jam” shorts for my son (not his real name) and gathered skirts that I added to the bottom of t-shirts for my daughter (not her real name). She wore those over pants because she did not want anyone seeing her undies. It was a look that said “my mom lets me choose my own clothes.”
What I’m finding appealing this week is that vintage Laura Ashley is making a comeback with young women. While they won’t get the experience of shopping at the awesome little shops (Remember those? My favorite was in Williamsburg), they can find Laura Ashley in vintage shops and Laura Ashley-inspired dresses on the runway. (No joke; I’ve seen them in the magazines!)
Would you try a puffed sleeve again?