Fashion in the 1960s very much reflected the social justice movements that were happening at the time, breaking out of many previous fashion trends. Whilst the early 1960s were more conservative and classic in their style and design, they later became the precise opposite. Bright colours and psychedelic tie-dye swirls were all the rage, with flowing fabrics such as tunics and capes becoming popular. It was the age of the mini-skirt and women’s liberation meant more freedom with clothes [...]
In the 1930s, women’s fashion saw a lot of changes, sparked by The Great Depression. Low economy meant that women were looking for ways to save money and look good, and it was during this time that factory-made clothes became more popular that tailor-made outfits. Less expensive fabrics were more common, such as cotton, and crepe and other crinkled fabrics, as well as the use of zips rather than buttons. At The Vintage Pattern Shop, we stock a lovely [...]
Known as the fabulous fifties, this post-war era had a positive energy, increased economic prosperity, and a ‘baby boom’. It is also considered a time where the concept of a teenager was born, meaning fashions were developed with youth culture in mind. Today we will look at 1950s fashions and the vintage sewing patterns we have, so you can recreate these styles for yourself.
There’s something so romantic about vintage fashion and the way it can bring glimpses of a lost time into the present day. Luckily for the fashion geeks among us, none of the killer looks from the past are ever entirely lost! Vintage styles are always coming back into fashion to the point where certain prints such as floral and gingham have become timeless statements in the fashion world.