I quickly read through what some of her readers comments were and most of them agree that they get more attention when wearing vintage and I have to agree.
It has gotten to the point that if I am in a dress of any sort, people I know, that don't know vintage, ask me if I have sewn it or if it is vintage. I laugh sometimes as the outfit, to me, looks clearly GAP or some other big store. But many of my friends just assume that everything I wear lately is vintage. And I find that they all are paying attention to everything I wear.
I absolutely get more attention about my clothes, mostly all positive, since starting to wear vintage. Men like seeing a women in a dress. I have also had older women clearly go out of their way, as in walk across a parking lot, to come tell me how lovely I look in my "dress". I'm sure it reminds them of their youth and there is nothing wrong with that.
Jean, jeans, jeans. Are we sick of them yet? It is the uniform of the past few decades. Denim will be the vintage wear in 50 years. But I think I will still admire the style that was put forth in the decades before denim became "style". Of course I love my jeans, but unlike most of America and much of the world, I only have two pair. That's it!!! Okay, two pair that fit.
The photo at the top of the page was taken on Saturday when I went to visit Miss Molly. I am wearing a vintage "juniors" dress that I picked up on e-bay still with the tags on, last summer. I got lots of looks while wearing it and quite a few comments of "I like your dress".
Hubby on the other hand has no comments about my vintage clothing. He neither likes them nor dislikes them. At least that is the opinion I get. So I certainly don't dress for him. I really dress for me. I have always loved "dress up" and maybe this is my chance to do it as an adult and get away with it.
What have been your experiences when wearing vintage or seeing someone wearing vintage?
Onto the Singer 603E. I oiled all the parts in the (I don't know what it is called) left flip open door. I have not been able to get the bottom off the machine to oil the other moving parts. I need to find another smaller screw driver to get one more screw out. Non the less it is working fine. I even tried it on some chiffon this morning and....
I think it looks pretty darn good.
I am going to practice some french hems today along with a list of other things a mile long to get done.