I bought this book for £1.50 from a shop on the Isle of Wight. What’s not to love? Liberty! Sewing patterns included! The Eighties! Not just a piece of history. There’s some pretty detailed information in this book, plus basic pattern blocks can always be adapted. I’m hopeful there’s something here I could sew.
Always check the line drawings…
But, oh these Eighties moments, frozen between the pages. Flipping through this book, I am swept back to an era when Princess Di pie crust collars were de rigeur, flounces ruled and Laura Ashley was a lifestyle goal.
Would you join me on a stroll down memory lane?
One day, we’ll look back at our jumpsuits, Cos dresses and dungarees in sloth, flamingo and palm leaf prints and roll our eyes. In the meantime, I’m happy to laugh fondly at the Eighties.
It wasn’t all car crash TV. I also bought a rather lovely pink tweed blazer.
Do you ever find anything interesting when you go on holiday?