I'm not sure how this trend started. Perhaps it was to replicate men's business shirts with the white collar and cuffs on a contrasting fabric? But with a cuter, sweeter edge.
Regardless, I'm smitten with this neat mod look and as such my next project is very much influenced by the following images.
|1967 The Softer Look|
|On the set of Week-end. Jean Luc Godard, 1967|
If you haven't noticed yet, at the top left of my blog there is now a Current projects widget. I'll be updating this every time I start a new project, that way you can see what I'm up to! You can kinda see what I have planned already...
The look of the contrasting collar and cuffs has such a neat and pretty style, and was clearly very popular with Sears and JC Penny designers, as you can see below.
|Fashion spread in Glamour magazine, October 1965|
|1969 Sears Christmas catalog|
|Junior Bazaar fashions from Sears, 1968|
I can imagine the long sleeves and high necks were relief for all the mothers who didn't want to see their daughters in mini skirts!
|Colleen Corby (JCPenney Catalog - 1973)|
But of course it was also typical to see this on the street, and Mary Quant and Foale and Tuffin also featured this look a few times.
|Chrissie Shrimpton in 1965|
|Piccadilly Circus, London, 1960’s|
|Photography by F.C. Gundlach|
Ill be making my one out of Black Ponte De Roma double knit. My machines (and mine) favourite fabric
I'm well over fussy fabrics for the time being, no more chiffon or lurex for a while! I've got piles and piles of double knit and cottons to sew with. I love sewing with it as I feel like I'm actually in control, although admittedly chiffon is better at hiding boo-boos!
I've already cut and overcasted the pieces, hopefully it will be ready to show you this weekend.
Are you a fan of this look? Does the idea of white collars and cuffs make you moan on laundry day?