Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Morning Inspiration

There hasn't been any sewing going on this week- things have been kind of hectic around here- but I have been looking around for inspiration. I found a little at ModCloth.

Check out the Maven of Majorca Dress:
All you vintage/retro lovers out there, is this dress not awesome? The 1940's called... And it's red! The price tag is a little high for me, and I have a phobia about shopping for clothes online (those pesky fit issues) otherwise, I'd order this baby. LOVE it!

Then there's this one, the Rosie the Riveting Dress:

It's a little "young" for me (code word for too short), but I love the sweet floral print on navy blue, and is that neckline not the absolute cutest? Piping and tiny pink buttons! That little cut-out is sublime!

This one is called Brocade for You dress:

I just like it- the dark shimmery colors, the full pleated skirt, and that round yoke that up close looks like it's gathered/shirred. Modcloth even suggests pairing this one with a motorcycle jacket- I'm squealing with delight!
And then there's the Coral Line Dress:

Once again, too short, but how glorious is that woven yoke? I'd try to knock it off, but I don't know that I have the patience!
And lastly, something for the kiddies. Dancing Dragonflies from Orient Expressed.

I wish this came in my daughter's size. Unfortunately, it does not. It doesn't look too hard to replicate, though. I even have a plastic tub full of seersucker, and a whole library of smocking plates. I'm pretty sure I even have dragonflies...

Well enough window shopping for me. I'm off to sew. I cut out a dress last weekend and it's been sitting on my ironing board all week waiting for me to put it together. Hopefully I'll have something to show later this weekend. Then again, it's absolutely gorgeous outside today and I could use a little exercise and some sun. (I could really use the sun!)

Happy sewing, all!


Amy said...

I love the red dress at the top and the brocade dress? That is to die for!

I used to work for Orient Expressed making samples.

Venus de Hilo said...

No, dear, it is NOT the Brocade for You dress. It is the Brocade for ME dress. Me.

Yesterday I looked at the three circle-yoke dresses in my closet and thought, "Okay, I'm done with that look."

Wrong. I was so wrong. This dress is so right.

Marybeth said...

What beautiful dresses!

angie.a said...

Hey! i like the new background! You should "let me" make you a header graphic.

You already know I LOVE the dresses.

My word ver is spinash. My least favorite vegetable. ;)