In a recent interview with The De-brief, Barbara wisely tells readers, that if they want to achieve the 60's look the best way to do so, other then buying it, is to make it yourself!
"The easiest way to do the look yourself then? Make it. 'I think sewing is coming back like mad,' says Hulinicki. 'The high street is doing some simple pieces that actually look very 60's, so you can very carefully unpick the seams and make a new pattern from a finished garment. Then you can make the look your own.'
The right approach to fabric shopping might not be what you'd expect either. 'We used to use a hell of a lot of fabric for furnishing or curtains, which is actually the kind of look Prada’s just done a lot of,' Hulanicki says. If curtains are a step too far, then she suggests that 'fabric shops in the East End of London are fantastic for the brocades'.
If you are thinking of sewing vintage, but don't know where to start, check out your local sewing store to see if they do classes, get yourself a few vintage patterns or even some of the new retro patterns and give it a go! And just as Babs mentioned, use an old curtain or table cloth to start you off!
If you think that's ridiculous, take a look at Vix's marvellous lace dress she made from a curtain and vintage pattern! Trendy and true to the 60's style
Sewing your own clothes is not as daunting as it seems. There are plenty of books, youtube videos and tutorials on-line and many of us know a family relative who sews, so why not ask them to show you some basic steps!
And now for those of you who are on the verge of finishing your Halloween outfits, I just have to share this link on Burdastyle of 10 Thoughts Everyone has While Sewing their Own Halloween Costume (in GIFs!)
Halloween is on/off in popularity here in Australia. But many of these feelings I still get when making Christmas or dress up party costumes.. or just sewing anything in general!
Take care all!