Saturday, January 17, 2009

Skants and Body Suits

For those of you who missed it, there was a contest over on Dress a Day for 3 patterns for a 1970's Skant pattern Simplicity 5082..........Actually there were three of them given as prizes for the best and worst Christmas Presents.

There were lots of wonderful stories and Erin had a really hard time choosing the winners. LOL. This pattern seems to be one of those Love It or Hate It type garments and the suggestions and comments on it ran long and lots of fun to read.

One of the lucky winners (who really wanted the pattern) was Sew Ducky and she has detailed the making of her pair of Skants (Skirt/pants in case you missed that reference)

One of the things that came out in all the discussions was................what to wear with Skants. Well obviously a Body Suit is perfect. So, I dug around to see what I could find in the way of Bodysuit patterns and I found a few from the 70s and some from the 90's................I wore them both times they were popular and I loved them, cause they stayed tucked into pants or skirts and moved with you.............

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Designer and Couturier

For decades the pattern companies have issued Designer Fashions. Some more prolifically than others. Vogue is of course known for their Couturier and Paris Originals but the other companies had their own lines. Sometimes the Designer was mentioned and sometimes it was anonymous.

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