Back when the lilac hedges were in bloom (three weeks ago) I decided that it was time to do another fashion moment with my Creative Hands books, and this time to do a lilac theme. Lilac is not a colour usually associated with the 1970’s, so I extended my palette to any purple, and pink as well. Surprisingly there were a fair amount of pastel shades, including some lovely ensembles in pinks and purples, and some more questionable ones too. Sometimes you just have to wonder what they were thinking. But then I think that all the time nowadays too. 😉
I am not particularly drawn to purples and pinks myself. Though I like them in nature, (I love lilacs!) they don’t find their way very often into my wardrobe or decorating. I do have a few pieces that have pinks in them (such as floral prints) but I have no purple pieces. The only items I have had that are purple have since made their way out of my wardrobe. Do you find that you like certain colours in nature, but are not drawn to them in other places? Anyways, here are some lovely purple and pink vintage inspirations for you today!
Aren’t these great illustrations? They outline some ways here to add knitting to your dressmaking pieces, such as adding collars and sleeves, or piecing a knitted bodice to a skirt to make a dress.
I love the pattern of the fabric in this dress! Isn’t it crazy, but super fun? That is a separate petticoat too. It’s rather a nice idea to have matching petticoats, as that way you don’t have to worry about it showing.
A classic coat never goes out of style. Though how you style it might. . .
Nothing like a backless knitted evening gown in angora paired with silver shoes . . .
I really like the simplicity and subtlety of that pink plaid skirt. I could totally add that to my wardrobe.
I couldn’t resist including this adorable baby set!
Which of these outfits or pieces is your favourite? Are you drawn to lilacs and pinks and pastel shades? Would you be tempted to add any of these outfits to your wardrobe?