Fashion report for May

Fashion report for May

Hello May is just around the corner, and all the fashion magazines has trend reports for the new season. I thought I would add my voice to the cacophony, and give you the new Parisienne fashion report for May of 1925…; in the eyes of A.G.B. fabric company. This is a long post, but I hope you have lots of fun reading. I particularly find the some of the ads cute and enjoyable. (Click on the photos to get bigger versions.)   MODES OF THE MOMENT “Nothing could be more striking than the slenderness and almost evanescent gracefulness of the women one sees at the Decorative Art Exhibition. The are nearly all alike with their short skirt, jacket made either straight-backed or drawn in at the waist like a man’s, and tiny little hat of infantile simplicity. In spite of the almost masculine style of their clothes, their movements remain infinitely graceful. And why should they be otherwise in such surroundings of darling trifles and delicious frivolities? The mere sight of all these pretty things must necessarily turn their minds to the graces and seductions of feminine luxuries.” A CONTRAST IN OUTLINES “May brings us to the period of smart race-meetings. A good many Parisiennes break away, on the occasions, from the traditional style of dress. The same tendency is observable at smart teas ant the Ritz or the fashionable restaurants in the Bois de Boulogne.” FLOWERS AND COLOURS “Printed crepes and chiffons are all the rage for the time being…Their big printed flowers, their chessboards and other patters have an infinite variety[…]

Spring/summer wardrobe

Spring/summer wardrobe

Spring is finally here once again (And hopefully for sure this time), and it’s time to take inventory of the wardrobe. Meaning the spring/summer wardrobe has come up from the basement.  Cleaning out my closet In our flat there isn’t enough room in the bedroom for me to have both spring/summer and autumn/winter wardrobes in there at the same time. That means that once every 6 months I get to go down to the basement and find my entire wardrobe for the upcoming season. Including shoes and all. About this time last year ( or about 1 month later actually) I started in my current job. This meant a lot of changes in my life, and in all the excitement I sewed a lot of new clothes for myself (And that’s not even mentioning Det Store Symesterskapet). A lot has happened since last summer. Among other things I started training twice a week, as my job lets me do 2 hours of training in office hours every week. For me this mostly means swimming. Training regularly for two hours a week for a year does something to your body. I have noticed that I have gained some weight and some muscles. A good thing, of course, but it also presents a problem. My clothes don’t fit all that well any more. For my winter wardrobe this hasn’t been the biggest problem. For one, these are clothes that I have sewn during the winter period, and meant for layering etc. And also I have been favouring dresses[…]

Knitted Marius sweater

Knitted Marius sweater

It has been a while since I last updated my blog. Shame on me. But now I’m back from my Easter holiday in the mountains and can show you my most recent project: a knitted Marius sweater. Knitting versus sewing For the last month I have been knitting on a sweater for myself. I like knitting, but as it’s not as fast as sewing I don’t do much of it. That of course change when holidays come up. We often go away to visit family, and the sewing machine just isn’t all that handy to travel with. Therefore I usually have a knitting project lying around – for those times I want to be creative, but haven’t access to all my sewing stuff. For a while now I’ve been wanting to make myself a new sweater. One of my colleagues at work started knitting on a Marius sweater and I got inspired. The Marius pattern is rather famous in Norway, and you can see the pattern on all sorts of things, -but more than anything on homemade knitted sweaters. I believe the pattern has been around since the 50’s or something, but don’t quote me on that. The Marius sweater pattern The traditional colour palette is blue ground colour with white and red pattern, but I wanted something a little more neutral. That way I can use it with most of my winter wardrobe. It’s of course a little late in the season for super warm woolen sweaters now, but I don’t mind. There will[…]