Monday, May 30, 2011

Yard Sale, Guitar and Vintage Patterns!!!

     So this long Memorial Day weekend started out kinda good, Saturday was  relaxing, I organized my closet and put away a couple of  simple projects I made ( post coming soon). Sunday consisted of the, a little shopping which I hate shopping during any holiday because it so crowded and everyone is rushing the get to all the sales! I love a sale but if you're like me that doesn't like big crowds while you're shopping, go during the week a lot of stores have their sale items out Thursdays or Fridays ready for the weekend. OK so back to Sunday my dad and I were running errands and we we came across a big yard sale, what caught our eye were 2 guitars witch of course we got one its was a Crescent guitar for $40. Then I saw a bunch of Simplicity and McCall's patterns, most were from the 80's and they were $1 each!!! I ended up getting 3 because most of them were dress patterns and I already have a lot so I decided to get these blouse and apron patterns. I am so excited these are the first vintage patterns I own!!! I cant wait to start sewing a couple of blouses and a apron that someday I will Hope everyone had a great long weekend now I have to go back to my movie...I am watching Cadillac Records so far I am loving it! has anyone watched it???


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fad Vs. Trend

What is the difference between a fad and a trend?
Fad: A fashion that  suddenly sweep into popularity, affecting a limited part of the population, and then quickly disappears.
Fads are short lived they are here today and gone tomorrow, weather its in fashion, toys, haircuts. they come with great impact and burn out fast and quietly disappear. Below are a couple of examples of different types of fads....little fact, fads are also called "miniature fashions"

80's tracksuit

Silly Bandz

Trend: is a general direction or movement. A trend can originate anywhere, and has a solid foundation that supports its growth,a fad doesn't.
Fashion Trends  usually come from several designers, top designers who in one season all decide to include specific items, color, silhouette...etc in their collections, from there leading retailers buy these trends and fashion forward customers are then wearing them and it does on from there until it gets to everyone Its very difficult to tell the difference between a trend and a fad, even the experts sometimes can't tell the

Color Blocking


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