Spring, spring, springety, spring! The weather has been amazing over here. Well, not today, today is miserable and cold but in general the summer is definitely on its way. Not a moment too soon. We need sunshine and picnics and other summery things!
As per usual, I’ve been pinning away and here are some of latest pins:
I thought the Tom of Finland-stamps were cool but now Finnish post office was outdone by the crafty community. Australian based company Pearler designed this kit in collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation.
Image via Bonne Maison Instagram
Different kind of fierce but fierce nonetheless. The blues, the bling and the flamingo. And talking about birds…
The fabulousness continues…DIY boudoir chair. (I refuse to use the s-word as in my mind it begs the continuation word ‘sample’).
I love the sentiment but more importantly, it came from a board ‘Your Sassy Gay Friend‘ by Pinterest-user Brad Jacobsen. I guess the first pin influenced all my pin choices today ;) Here’s one more rainbow for the road:
Some frames I may or may not use for framing my favourite vintage fabrics, some more :D vintage fabric, and yet another silkscreen. The dark fabric is yardage, there’s about 6-7 meters of it. The mustard coloured fabric is a pair of curtains. I paid about 25€ for all of these.
In honour of Who Made Your Clothes? event today, here is a list of amazing patterning, fashion and sewing inspiration:
Dries van Noten-skirt via thevamoose.tumblr.com
Beauty in simplicity. No darts, no seams. The weight of the fabric and woman’s movement are doing all the work. This is from 1998. Proof that good fashion design stands the test of time.
The quality of good clothes is most often in the things you can’t see. This tutorial for interfacing by Threads Magazine was inspired by Yves Saint Laurent. Even if you don’t have any plans to make jackets, it’s still a fascinating look inside a couture jacket.
This Portuguese blog is filled with pattern making inspiration. It’s in Portuguese but the line drawings are a good starting point for transforming your own basic patterns. In this blog you will learn to appreciate the magic of patterning.
Bodice tucks via Pinterest.com
Here’s a fantastic example how a bodice alone can be transformed so many ways. Moving away from the standard princess seam in tops and dresses also helps to create a better fitting and flattering garment. Although I do admit that princess seam is easy to fit and easy to sew.
Image via sheepandchick.blogspot.co.nz
To round this post up, here are some patterns you can use to bring some vintage style to your wardrobe. Click the image and you get to the patterns and instructions. You need some graph paper to get things started and you can print some HERE.
This week’s theme is On Top. Here are some friendly gargoyles on top of Notre Dame. Yes, I have an never-ending supply of pictures of Paris. You’re welcome :D The pictures themselves were taken on a very gloomy day, so I ran the pics through some photo actions. Namely HEFE from an Instagram-action set. I recommend downloading it. There are many sets available, even for free! Anyhoo, if you are interested, you can find links to other interpretations of this week’s theme HERE.