Talking of dress making here is a fascinating history of sequins (there's a sentence I never thought I'd type!) If you are looking for inspiration for a vintage look try here at fashion and make up archive Glamour Daze, though I warn you, you may lose 'daze' on it!
Recently I had the chance to visit recent Glasgow Southside addition the welcoming Glad Cafe.
I also visited the CCA bar. The Centre for Contemporary Arts is just a great space with lots of stuff going on all the time. Arty types can be found therein...
Another Shawlands gem (Southside gets the best presents) Pudding Lane Cafe lives on Pollokshaws Road. It's a very wee place and caters to the day time tea and a sandwich crowd but is a cute and comfy place to while away the hours on good conversation over a mini teapot dressed in its finest pompom topped tartan teacosy.