Friday, December 5, 2008

sew much inspiration!


My interest in fashion goes way, way back. Besides playing with Fashion Plates, one of my earliest influences was pouring over my mother's patterns and fabrics while watching her work at her sewing machine. Not only did she make clothing for herself, she made things for me and my siblings AND my Barbie dolls! I was quite fascinated and around the age of 12 she finally taught me how to use her sturdy old Singer. There is something extremely satisfying about following a pattern and then having something new to wear. I still love to pour over old patterns. I find them very inspiring for coming up with outfit ideas and for sketching-I love the way the girls are drawn. Here are some sweet numbers I found to share...










































3 comments:

AsianCajuns said...

I love these! I wish, wish, wish I could sew! Inspirational for sure!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the visual flood of memories. FYI: we "pore" over images of great fashion (not "pour"). Love you!
http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=pore

Frances Baker said...

I think I had some of those too!