Inspiration for the sewaholic: June 21st edition

Happy Monday! To kick-start your week, here’s what I found inspirational over the past couple of days. So many cool things happening in blog-world!

  • Amanda’s cool sweater – something to throw on, over a summery dress perhaps? What can’t you wear this with? If I sewed knits, I’d totally whip up a few of these.
  • Casey makes a pretty rope belt inspired by Anthropologie! What a great idea, now to get my hands on some rope…
  • If i were to get into sewing knits, this would be the first thing I’d make: (I just realize that I’ve picked two lovely items sewn with knits this week. Time to consider venturing into knit sewing?)
  • It’s not sewing related, but it’s on a sewing blog so it totally counts… I really want to see the Pyramids in my lifetime and these photos got me excited.
  • Alli from One Pearl Button has such cute taste. Here, she shows us the ideal outfit for vacationing in Italy. Wish I was there!
  • Tilly’s vintage party dress is all tied up with the cutest red bow! Perfectly classic. I love the red accent! Draws attention right to the waistline.
  • For us Vancouver, BC seamstresses, there’s a new Sewing Lounge in town – Spool of Thread! Looks so very cool, I’m excited to drop by and check it out soon. (Probably take one of my non-sewing friends with me, I’ll work on converting them all, one at a time…) Visit their site here, or browse Petite Josette‘s photos from her visit.
  • And it’s only partly sewing-related, but I learned a new word this week – polter-wang, courtesy of Brooke @ the daily skirt.
  • Best refashion of a man’s shirt I’ve seen! By Stefi, no wonder her blog is called ‘just chic!’
  • Another Vancouverite, Jasonda Desmond, launches a line of organic digital prints! So pretty, soft colours and a seaside theme.  This one’s my favourite. What can I make with just a half-yard – the top half of Macaron perhaps? Which makes me wonder, would you pay more per metre for organic fabric, or does the price make it prohibitive for you? Do you see the value in eco-friendly fabric?

If you could pick, what day of the week are you most in need of inspiration? I’d like to do a weekly round-up but I need a schedule to keep me on track. I’m a rules kind-of-girl. Boring perhaps, but definitely organized!

And on another exciting note – we took my Las Margaritas dress out this weekend for its dinner date, at where else, Las Margaritas!

Thanks to my wonderful man, for the delicious food and for proving the red dress theory works. Though we should check with Amy and see if her red dress earned her a dinner too…

Happy sewing everyone!

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9 Responses to Inspiration for the sewaholic: June 21st edition

  1. Brooke June 21, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    Hee! Polter-wang is one of my favorites, and a real killer when fitting trousers.

    I love that ensem for touring Italy. That dress is beautiful!

  2. Wanett June 21, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    Thanks for those amazing links!!
    I keep meaning to add something like this on my blog, but I lose track of links so quickly.

  3. just chic June 21, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    Thanks for the adjective :)

  4. Uta June 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    You look amazing! Red is really your perfect color. And thanks for the links. I adore the “trip to Italy” dress. Great inspiration! (I like Fridays or weekends for a leisurely clicking through.)

  5. Clare June 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    great round-up! And I still love that red dress, such beautiful photos. I plan to test your theory imminently! In answer to your question, I would pay more for eco-friendly fabric. Apparently bamboo is a sound alternative to cotton but I’ve yet to try it. I suppose the best thing is to recycle but second-hand wearables where I live are basically crap!

  6. Belly June 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    Great roundup, and that dress is a real wardrobe staple.

  7. Petite Josette June 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    Hi Tasia

    Thanks for referencing my post !
    I think Monday is actually a good day for inspirations, as it gives your reader the whole week to think about their possible new project for the week-end. For exemple i really like Stefi’s refashion of the man shirt that you referenced and now I have the week to find my supplies !

  8. Fourth Daughter June 21, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    I’d look at those links if my internet were not so frustratingly slow… Great colour dress… did you see my red dress post lately? Red is meant to be good for creativity apparently! Oh and by the way I thought you might be able to use this if you ever do become Floralzilla… http://www.lukecole.com/Roadside%20Attractions/HugeObjects/Button&Needle.htm

  9. Tasia June 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    Thanks everyone! Ok, for now I’ll just put up inspiration posts whenever I have enough links collected to make it worthwhile… @Fourth Daughter: Awesome button and needle! I DID check out your red dress post, what a gorgeous thrifting find! No wonder I’m always drawn to red, just trying to encourage creativity!
    @Clare: It’s totally hit-and-miss for secondhand finds I guess! I see so many awesome finds by other bloggers (case in point, Fourth Daughter’s red dress and lovely lace dress…) good luck I suppose and don’t give up?

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