Old is New Again Guilt Free Fashion
Old is New Again Guilt Free Fashion!
I have made it my mission as The Vintage Couturière to restore and resize vintage couture patterns for the 21st century, to bring their designs back to life so they can be worn and enjoyed by ladies seeking exceptional guilt free fashion with impeccable style and craftsmanship.
My mantra for the new decade – Old is New Again Guilt Free Fashion!
I can’t help launch this new web site with a stronger and more positive attitude than ever!
A new decade has dawned and it’s time for change and renewal! We all want what’s best for us, our planet and the future. And I definitely want to have more time making and wearing handmade clothing and guilt free fashion. I refuse to support the fast fashion industry and be a follower! Enough of that. And I refuse to endorse and support unethical fashion chains polluting the planet and exploiting the disadvantaged!
Many people around the world are waking up to the cost of fashion and the fact that we don’t need more of the same and continue to create waste. They want to invest in ethical fashion and sustainable fashion and indeed in the increasing demand for slow fashion meticulously handcrafted for discerning clientele.
The Cost of Fashion
The retail landscape is filling up with second hand vintage fashion outlets and reproductions helping to not only reduce waste but also offer a sense of nostalgia of the past when things had more meaning and value. Many are indeed ‘waking up’ to ethical fashion and taking responsibility, just look at the new groups emerging on social media thanks to videos like this one published on YouTube by The Economist: The Cost of Fashion.
What are Your Thoughts?
This documentary is a sobering realisation of the damage caused by fast fashion. What do you find most confronting about the issues raised? Share your thoughts below.
…”keeping traditions alive and conserving what holds value will help alleviate the mounting problems we find ourselves in as we enter a new decade – the 2020’s!”
A huge trend is emerging in up-cycled clothing and demand for wearable vintage fashion. Vintage patterns are increasingly growing in demand and value. The problem is some of these fashions and patterns were created for a generation of people who were a different size and it takes some skill to alter them without losing the integrity of the design.
Over many years, I have gathered a modest but stylish collection of vintage patterns, some dating back to when I first began dressmaking in the 1980’s. My vintage fashion patterns dating beyond this time were handed down from my mother or were purchased in recent years from vintage pattern resellers. These date from the 1930’s to the 1960’s.
I have made it my mission as The Vintage Couturière to restore and resize these patterns for the 21st century, to bring their designs back to life so they can be worn and enjoyed by ladies seeking exceptional guilt free fashion with impeccable style and craftsmanship. It’s about keeping traditions alive and conserving what holds value through a commitment to sustainable fashion that will help alleviate the mounting problems we find ourselves in as we enter a new decade – the 2020’s!
My first goal for 2020 is finishing a project I started last year – a 1950’s vintage Jeanne Paquin jacket embellished with tambour embroidery in metallic thread. The pattern for this jacket was published by Vogue. It’s shown in the following image of a Vogue Pattern Book brochure. Read more about this project by clicking the link below.
I look forward to reading your comments and sharing my journey with you. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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