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A couple of weekends ago, I went to a sewing blogger meet up. I’ve been to a few of these now, it is always such fun talking sewing and stuff, and I’m beginning to feel slightly less out of my depth than I used to (I am still a pretty inexperienced sewer, having only started sewing after Milo was born, hence no time, and also due to my jack of all approach to crafty hobbies). There was quite a few people I hadn’t met before this time, always nice to meet more like minded people, and meet some online friend in real life for the first time. The online sewing community is just the best!

Anyway, the reason for this meet up was to visit the new fashion gallery in the National Museum of Scotland (my post about the other new galleries here), a rare treat for those of us with small kids to go to the museum and actually look at everything properly! I really loved the gallery, it was a good mix of antique, vintage and modern clothes. As usual with these things, I never marked down details (even though I walked round with Caro, who knows what she’s talking about and was showing all the interesting dressmaking techniques that had been used), so really it’s just a load of photos with the occasional comment, but gives a decent overview of the kind of stuff they’re showing.

I’m wearing my first Akita and my second Julia cardigan by the way.

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
This one’s Comme des Garcons. I’m usually down with the volume in random places thing but this just looks like someone’s trying to fake a pregnancy

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
Paper dress, like sewing pattern paper something to do with portability or something, hence the the envelope. Made me think fondly of the actually wearable paper dresses I posted about all the way back in 2009.

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
This was one of the less ridiculous shoes on display, actually.

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
Vivienne Westwood

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
Looks a bit like a Bishop? Beautiful craftsmanship though

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
By Mary Katrantzou. it looks like it’s pleated all over, but it’s actually just printed that way, and that’s just a simple a-line skirt

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
Tweed picture

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
This is my second favourite colour after mustard yellow. It doesn’t actually suit me, but I like it a lot. Before I had ever seen Russel Howard live or on you tube or the telly or anything, I went through a couple of years of thinking I liked him, based purely on the fact that the tshirt on his fringe poster was this colour.

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
This, by Zandra Rhodes was my favourite thing in the gallery, because of the colours. Don’t they just shine so wonderfully? I would obviously not actually wear this (those beads on a string and a toddler are a recipe for disaster, but that colour combo has inspired me! (yellow looked even richer in real life))

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
Martin Margiela. This was a pleated fabric, plus print, plus interesting bits of volume. I liked this a lot

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
This is also by MM, made from hospital bandages. I think that’s gimmicky and it just doesn’t look good. My least favourite thing.

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
1970s jumping doggie print!

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
Elsa Schiaparelli

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
National Museum of scotland fashion gallery
I guess this kind of bodice is what Colette patterns were aiming for with their recent Rue dress disaster

National Museum of scotland fashion gallery

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  • Caro' 6 January 2017, 8:56 am

    Wow! You really did a great job taking those photos (and, having a conversation!).
    Have a great new year, full of sewing project and sewcialist meetings 😉
    Xx