The blouse with bateau neckline has extended shoulder lines, slits in side seams and back loop and button closing. – A very simple pattern this week but one that I think has lots of potential.
I hope to make this pattern closer to summertime. Id like to make view B in a large floral print like the one above (found here)…
I think I’ve got about ten million emails this week from Asos and Modcloth and other online clothes shops. Don’t get me wrong, I love these emails, they give me an excuse to peruse their websites and look at all the beautiful dresses they have.
I always particularly enjoy the retro and vintage inspired dresses with their full skirts, floral prints, high necklines and self-fabric belts. Here are some of my current favourites from Modcloth.
Luck Be A Lady in Powder Blue
Event Planner Dress which looks a lot like a wedding dress I saw at Unveiled at Te Papa
What inspires you?
A little while ago I blogged about my new sewing room (also here). Unsurprisingly, yet saddeningly, my graduation bouquet did not live forever *mega sad face*.
So I bought this little pot plant to bighten up my room:
My dad brought me the little Nessy from Loch Ness, Scotland. I put them together so they can live together and have some company.
I’m still on quite a Florence and the Machine buzz so here’s a video of my first favourite Florence song:
So I haven’t exactly finished my current velvet dress project but I’m already onto thinking about the next one. I saw this amazing dress in an etsy shop but unfortunately it is a touch too small in the waist (damn you 1950s sizing!) Also, I feel like I’ve seen a couple of sewing patterns for this type of dress and was wondering if anyone had any pattern suggestions to make this?
But it got me thinking more about velvet and velveteen dresses and how they are both classy and super warm – which is important as we are heading into winter down here in the Southern Hemisphere. So here are some velvet dresses for inspiration.
And my personal favourite – unfortunately no link *cries*
What ‘s your winter fashion fix?
During the week I found this newspaper clipping folded up inside my McCall’s 6564 pattern envelope. MEGA EXCITEMENT. I think the person who owned this pattern before me was hoping to make the coat (view c) out of this pattern to look like the newspaper clipping. It is pretty close, just needs lengthening and a sash.
THE GOLD of a sunset is captured in this exquisite evening ensemble from the new spring collection from Pierre Balmain of Paris. The designer topped a floor-length evening gown with an equally long coat done in the same brilliant goldne yellow shantung. The bodice of the gown is encrusted with lavish embroidery, shimmering in gold and sky blue.