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Thursday, May 08, 2014

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I've always admired the fashion in 1960s. When I started sewing, I started to get more interested in the history of what we wear. After all, fashion is one of the biggest driving forces of world economy today. And many of us, simply LOVE it :)
Enjoying the pictures from that era for so long, I finally decided that I should learn more about sixties fashion. And the more I read about it, the more I understand that it really was a "decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the period".
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It was the time mini skirt was "invented". It was the time of A-line dresses, it was the time that urbanized clothing as we know it, has started.  
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Although the fashion at the beginning of the 1960s was still influenced by the poodle skirts of the 1950s, women finally rebelled against the corsets, seamed tights, and skirts covering the knees. Yeyy  :) 
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Color played a big role in defining the look. The muted and pastel palette of Fifties fashion gave way to bright, bold color often splayed in geometric patterns. 
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And of course the wonderfully coiled up do hairstyles were also another feature of the era.
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In the early-to-mid-1960s, the London Modernists known as the "Mods" were shaping and defining popular fashion for young British men while the trends for both sexes changed more frequently than ever before in the history of fashion and would continue to do so throughout the decade.
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By 1968, the famous hippie look was in style. Both men and women wore frayed bell-bottomed jeans, tie-dyed shirts, workshirts, and headbands.
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Today, there's a strong retro trend that urges many of ust to take a sneak peak at our mom's (and for some of you perhaps grandma's) closets. Following this trend, many sewing pattern companies release more and more outfit patterns that would take your look back in the 60s. 
I'm drafting another post on newly printed retro sewing patterns and where to buy them. Let me know about the similar patterns you've already purchased and used - hopefully with your finished project photos :)
See you soon!
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