I wanted to start wearing vintage (anytime I say vintage I mean vintage style, reproduction, etc) without feeling like I need a reason. . So I went through the costume department patterns (donated from people in the community) and found apattern I loved from the late 50s/early 60s. . I tried to start by focusing on basics white/off white tops, skirts, trousers, etc. . I went to the thrift store a couple of weeks in a row on half price day, in search of modern clothing that could be styled as vintage. . I was going to be lazy and make a simple skirt pattern, but my professor encouraged me to try a more complicated pattern. . I love my teal dress, but I wanted to have more than one vintage item to wear. . Even though I loved my dress, I didnt wear it that often. .