I used to sew a lot of my own clothing. Haven't made anything (to wear) for years. Curtains, slipcovers, pillows and crafty things, has been the extent of it.
I think one of the reasons is the lack of fabric stores. It used to be so much fun to browse the small local shops, which have all but disappeared. Oh sure, we have the giant stores, but the amount of dressmaker fabric is VERY limited for some reason. No one is sewing their wardrobe these days? We also have a several really fun quilt shops, but unless you dress entirely in calico, they don't provide much in the way of "wearable" fabric, except for an cute blouse or peasant skirt.
For some reason, I am still fascinated with sewing patterns anyway. I belong to Club BMV which allows me to purchase patterns from Butterick, McCalls & Vogue at a discount. I pay, not much, to belong - I'm nuts! I receive email notifications of new patterns at least every couple of months. I click into the "club" to see what's new & dream of having the time and skill to fashion a complete wardrobe for myself!
Today, as I was browsing in the Vogue section, I noticed a suit pattern in the "Vintage Vogue" section. This pattern is circa 1947, and I am in love! This may be the one pattern that pushes me over the top into sewing heaven (or hell). I am not convinced I even know how to sew such a complicated garment. Where will I wear it?
Hmmm.....is it really too vintage for 2010? I'm actually just one year less vintage myself!
What do you think? I think I'll need a hat!