I have a challenge to fellow vintage fashion enthusiasts: create an original clothing design (dress, evening gown, suit, skirt/blouse combo) inspired by World War II rationing.
The mind is the limit on interpreting this challenge. The design could mimic the styles of the period and follow the rationing rules in place, or in the spirit of rationing, it could be a modern design that attempts to limit the amount of resources used but still be artistic and representative of the period.
Your design can be drawn in any medium you like, with or without a "mannequin", extremely detailed or merely impressionistic. (I am thinking of many of the old Hollywood designers sketches and concept art!) I do ask that as I will be curating the designs that I feature on my blog, that you keep a high standard of modesty so I don't have to ask you to submit another design.
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You should notice that despite the limitations placed on the fashion industry, there were many elegant, feminine designs.
To participate, please leave a comment with a link to your blog or social media where you posted your design. In two weeks, I will include those links in a recap post. I will also post in the meantime about my own designs influenced by the concept of rationing. If you don't have a social media account, send me a message on my contact page, and I will contact you about including your design in the recap post.
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Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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