Friday, March 9, 2012

Hankie Couture

BTW- this has been on my computer as the desktop background for the last week...thought it was so delicate...and leads nicely into this weeks subject.

OoooOOh...ok..I AM a sucker for pretty vintage hankies and yes, do have enough to last me the rest of my life...and I do most always have one in my purse.
So, when my friend, Irene, handed me this book on Hankie Couture...initially I thought it may be a little to...to..kitschy. 
But as I opened it and started to look at it, I found it to be charming, sweet and tastefully done! In fact inspiring enough to do something with it. 

It reminded me of the fashions of the fifties- just pretty...and I like pretty!

You will find a selection of wonderful colorful photographs and patterns with easy to follow instructions (I have only just glanced at the instructions and have years of sewing behind me) but the pattern pieces themselves look right on target!


So if you take these creations and use your minds eye in more of the fashion design quality, you will be pleasantly surprised! Can't you see it?!?
Christian Dior- Spring 2012

And what girl (doll) would not love to have these garments in her closet!??

 With further investigation- holy smokes!...I found a whole lotta things going on with this Hankie Couture thing...check it out- ebay...facebook...website and even it's own doll... it is a life style...

 Yes, charming and sweet! And you have to admit, in today's crazy hectic world- isn't it nice even for a moment to have a little pretty?!?!

3 comments:

  1. I made a dust ruffle for my bed from some of my hankies.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I found a drawer full in my mother's apartment after she died. They are all in my sewing room in a basket waiting for me to do something with them.

    ReplyDelete
  3. My mum used to make dresses for my Barbies from dime store hankies from Woolworth's way back in the 50's so I guess she was ahead of her time.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...