Mmmm, double gauze is like the ice cream of fabrics. It’s a double layer of soft, light, sweet goodness and I have made myself a pair of City Shorts so my skin can celebrate this fabric as much as possible. Truthfully, these shorts are really for lounging but that is all the more reason to focus on comfort, cuteness and scrumptious fabric. (more…)
I know! I know! What took me so long?! The sewing world has been singing the praises of the free pattern for City Gym Shorts from Purl Soho for a long time now and I was deaf to its song. That is until my sister emailed me a link to the pattern with an winking emoji happy face. (more…)
~a week-long highlight of bits and pieces of inspiration.~
I will confess that I got utterly and truly sucked into the Olympic opening ceremony and forgot to post an inspiration on friday. but, that is understandable, right? I mean that was some beautifully bizarre display. I was gobsmacked.
but, moving on. it’s fabric that I’m admiring now. and, not just any fabric but the luscious liberty of london. I resisted for a long time, years really. but, a christmas gift card finally convinced me to splurge and take some home. the rumors are true, it really is as soft and amazing as they say. it’s light but with the right amount of heft and it drapes with grace. I’m not exaggerating. it feels like a sewing rite of passage. I’m not sure what to make with it yet but that doesn’t stop me from pulling it out and touching it a lot. it’s inspiration to strive for something good and stretch my skills. that alone might make it worth the cost.
yes, I bought two of the same pattern in different colorways. I really like it. and, it looks awfully nice with a linen chambray doesn’t it?
what’s inspiring you? leave a link in the comments if you want to share.