January 27, 2011

Misse + Musse = dress inspiration

Inspiration can sometimes come from the strangest places. My son was given this children's book from 1964 by a very nice Swedish lady at a Christmas market this last November. I have been reading it a hundred times by now (or so it's seems) but never really paid attention to the fabulous illustrations. Until today.

This poor girl looses it on the two kittens as they ruin everything in their way,  but isn't her dress amazing? 

January 26, 2011

Spring projects

Here are a few patterns that I wish I will have time to realize this spring (as well as a new spring coat, pattern to arrive in the mail any day now!).

                  The top is kinda nuts but I love the pants!                 Perfect for the beach!

January 24, 2011

Elvis please make the snow go away!

I used my recently drafted cap sleeve shirtdress pattern to make myself a day dress as the temperature goes below -20 and spring can't come fast enough. Oh well, I'll just sew myself out of the January funk.

Maybe you notice a considerable difference in image quality? Yes, that's right! I'm now shooting with a digital SLR camera! Yippiie!

January 16, 2011

Two times shirt dress

Here are two versions of a shirt dress I made over the last few days.

The first version is with a short sleeve with cuffs, three front buttons, side zipper and a half circle skirt.

The second version is pretty much the same as the one above but with a cap sleeve. Would these be adorable in beautiful cotton prints or what?

January 10, 2011

Shirt dress inspiration

I'm currently working on drafting a shirt dress pattern but the options are overwhelming! Cap sleeves? Short sleeves? Kimono sleeves? Raglan Sleeves? Gathered skirt? Flared skirt? Circle skirt? Belt or no belt?