Hello there! Today I thought I would share with you all some images and links that I have found interesting and inspiring lately. Isn’t the lady’s ensemble above just scrumptious? I never would have thought of pairing an embellished sweater set with slacks and platform heels, but it is just so cute looking! I may have to try this look out at some point. If and when I can find the perfect slacks, heels and sweater set. 🙂
While we’re on the topic of ensembles and fashion, aren’t these ladies’ dresses and outfits just divine? I want to copy all of them!!! Especially those blouse and skirt sets. Hmm… maybe that’s what I can use some of my chambray material for: a 30’s blouse!
I have been using Gutermann thread exclusively for the past few months with my machine sewing, and I’m loving it! The quality of the Coats & Clark thread just was not cooperating with my vintage machine, but Gutermann’s quality suits my needs just perfectly.
Oh Goody! We get to review a few spring trends!!!
I love the idea of sprucing up the ever present floral theme for springtime wear by making 3D flowers directly on the fabric of the dress! Now I just need to figure out what future project I can incorporate this idea into.
And as far as the dress on the right goes, I LOVE the fact that they didn’t make it horribly immodest! The model is actually wearing a slip underneath (for once) and the overall design is so elegant. Of course if I were to make a copy, I would have to make a few, tiny tweaks (i.e. hem length of the slip).
I so admired the animal printed tees that Anthropologie put out last year and I was so excited to find this copycat tutorial by sewcaroline.com! If I ever get around to making myself some more t-shirts this summer I am definitely going to have to try this one out.
Last but not least, we have a few sewing tips and techniques! What else would you expect from an inspiration post written by a seamstress?!? 🙂
On the right is a french bias binding tutorial from Burdastyle (click through the link to see it). I haven’t come across this technique in a while and was pretty glad that I rediscovered it, since I have a project that is perfect to try it out on.
One more thing that I have been learning a bit more about recently is figuring out your correct pattern size. It turns out, as you can see per this tutorial from Oliver + S, that you should probably be using your high bust measurement to determine your pattern size. But I would highly recommend clicking through and reading the whole article before you go and buy a dozen patterns in the hopefully-right-but-it-might-be-wrong size.