Sweet InspirationPrestonsbaby asked in the comment section about my fashion/fabric inspirations. I’m inspired by lots of everyday things (people watching, color combinations in nature, etc..) and of course the many fashion sources. I wanted to share some of these sources with you, so to the right I’ve added a list of links titled “Fashion Eye Candy”. Just click on the name and it will take you to that website. I also subscribe to several (OK, maybe a few more than several) magazines. They are listed under “View my complete file”.Here is an example of how I use magazines as an inspiration to come up with a sewing project.This is a picture from April ’07 InStyle magazine.The shirtdress on the left is a classic silhouette. You probably have a pattern like this or you can simply lengthen a shirt pattern. Use the tiger stripe linen from the Early Spring 2007 Mailer and you have a great look-a-like.
Wear this shirtdress into the fall over jeans and a light weight sweater. Cinch in the waist with a leather belt or wear it open like a jacket.The safari look on the right is a trend that cycles in and out of fashion often. Again there are many safari jacket patterns like this one
The fabrics and patterns follow the pictures closely, but the options are endless. Creating is one of the aspects of sewing that I really love. What are some of your inspirations?