Thursday, 30 December 2010

My Late 1980s to Mid 1990s Sewing Wishlist

Coming off my very recent post this may seem odd, but I have to confess to still appreciating some 1990s and 1980s styles.

I used to sew in a serious manner (eg no silly t-shirts) back in the late 1980s to mid 1990s, and there were some patterns I sewed back then that I would love to make again.  But to do so would require adjustments / sizing up, and more in some areas than in others.  Frankly I just don't have that much time.  So here's my top 5 of the late 1980s to mid 1990s patterns I wish I could find the time to make again in my current size:

I made the skirt in black linen blend, and the blouse in a fabulous textured grey silk
made in a floral poly-cotton for a party: I loved this dress
made in a red poly-cotton: another one I loved
much loved in navy handkerchief linen - given away after too much shrinkage
made in shorter length in burgandy velvet - some issues but lots of potential
So many sewing wishes, so little time!


  1. Thankyou for your comment on my jacket!
    Oh wow, some of those patterns are really beautiful. I particularly love that Ralph Lauren sundress. I've lost or mislaid some patterns from my past that I still feel sad about and wish I could make up again today...

  2. I love your selection of patterns, I had the Ralph Lauren one and I think mine was in a khaki linen, so late 80's early 90's.

  3. Thanks Carolyn - yes, that Ralph Lauren sundress pattern was a knockout! I hope you come across some of your old favourites second hand one day...

    Thanks Gardam, I'll bet the Ralph Lauren was lovely in khaki linen! Yes, I think you're right - I should've checked the years on the envelopes.

  4. Dear Gabrielle, I'm very happy to see you want to make the Chloe again. Can't wait to see it.

  5. Hi Carmencita, I loved your version of this dress - seeing the work that went into it, I don't honestly know how I did it all those years ago!


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