Tuesday, June 15, 2010

and the Inspiration keeps on coming....

The inspiration for the next season just keeps coming:

Here's the Cropped Wool Cardigan and Scoop Necked Dress by Prada. I really like this dress. It is a simple little scooped necked, sleeveless dress with a pleated skirt. The skirt looks like it could be a-line. Probably the hardiest part to duplicate would be the belt. Oh, where have the belt kits gone? Price tag on dress: $675.

The Shearling Hobo bag by Prada. This is just your standard Hobo bag but you really need to check out the details. I think this would be really easy to duplicate at home using a faux shearling. I think that all of the details are available to the home sewer. Price tag: $1995.00

Hope you're enjoying the pre-fall and fall inspirations. Personally, I haven't finished summer yet but do enjoy looking toward fall.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

More Pre-fall inspiration

I seem to be inspirated by Pre-fall right now.

Here's the Pleated Neck Dress by Armani Collezioni. This is made from a cotton/silk faille. You'll need to zoom in to see the neckline detail of pleating. Very interesting detail. Also, notice how fitted the dress it. Price: $795.00.

Second, is the Wool-Cashmere Standup-Lapel Coat, & Skinny Jeans by Stella McCartney. Check out the length on the jacket. It reminds me of the "Boyfriend" jacket. Jacket is made from a wool/cashmere blend. Price tag: $1595.00. Love the look of this outfit.

Here'a a rather traditional trench. the Boucle Trench Coat by Burberry London. It is made from a cotton/wool/nylon blend and is double-breasted. Price tag: $1295.00.

I would love to make my own coat for fall. However, I'm not sure about all of the interlinings required to make a nice coat. It seem like there was a coat sew along last. I think I will read through it and get some information.

Hope you're inspired to sew something fabulous.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


More summer inspiration:

Here's the Jill Carnation Dress. This is a very simple silhouette with embroidery around the "V" neckline, down the front, and on the upper back. Don't forget the shirring under the bust. Only $175.00.

The New York Dress pattern by Loes Hinse Design would be a good jumping off point for making a similar dress to the Jill Carnation Dress.

Sequined Linen Jersey Shell by Eileen Fisher. Another very simple silhouette. It is all in the details - sequins. Really zoom in and check it out. This detail could be added to any simple top or dress. Price: $138.00.

The Tank Dress Group pattern by Loes Hinse Design would make a great jumping off point to recreate the look of this shell.

Hope your inspired to try something new.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Pattern Loft has a new home

I've been waiting to make the announcement. I have moved from my home office to an office/shop location about a mile from my home. I'm so excited about my new location. I seems very big to me. I have a show room, a work room, and an office. There isn't a lot of parking at my location. However, there is a very large parking lot next door that we are allowed to use. I'm slowly filling the showroom with fabric and notions. The workroom has a large cutting table that can be used as a space for cutting out. I have put the address and phone in the about me box on the right.

Happy Sewing!