I find inspiration in many places; from RTW (ready to wear) clothing I see online & in stores, from the fabulous & fashionable I follow on IG (I'm sure that includes you!) to the gorgeous vintage patterns that I
Inspiration can also come from gorgeous fabrics. You can look at and fondle (I know that sounds a bit creepy but anyone who sews gets it!) fabric and envisage the garment it could become.
When I received the box of gorgeous fabrics from MARGE my mind went into overdrive. My original thoughts for a design went out the window as they didn't lend themselves to the soft drapey goodness of these fabrics. Also, part of the challenge is to use 2 different fabrics which adds another creative element to my typically basic style.
Although I've not yet settled on a design, I know I will stick to elements that are consistent with my personal style and flatter my shape, such as a full or A line skirt at or below the knee, defined waist and fitted bodice. That leaves things pretty wide open, doesn't it?! Yep...hence my challenge!
Here are a few style ideas I have been bouncing around (images from Google Images):
|Love the lace sleeves here!|
|Love the sleeves & skirt fullness!|
|Love the sheer top and defined waist!|
|This dress just looks like it would|
swish when you walk!
|Love, love, love! Just need to |
figure out how to make it!
Hmmm...there is a pretty common theme there!!
I will update you with my design ideas when I figure out how to best incorporate 2 gorgeous fabrics.
Please feel free to make any suggestions, all helpful ideas welcome!