Happy Friday! I find inspiration everywhere. But I mostly find it from reading fashion and style blogs, my favorite retail site: Net-a-Porter.com and of course, Pinterest. My brain is constantly on spring fashion lately. It's all I can think about. Here are a few things that I've pinned this week and the sewing pattern doppelgänger.
My pattern pick for the Alexander McQueen fiery red flirty mini dress is this pattern. Since I recently made the jumpsuit from this selection, I know how the bodice fits and to me, that's the most important part of a fit and flare style. The bodice of the pattern is different from the McQueen, but I love princess seams because you can easily adjust the fit.
McCall's 5530 (OOP)
When I saw the Alice + Olivia jacket, I stopped what I was doing and immediately went to my pattern cabinet and pulled this one out. I've had this pattern since it was initially released and I never got around to making it. I'm so glad I was reminded of this adorable jacket. I'd love to make mine in white just like the original. Alice + Olivia styled theirs with high-waist wide-leg pants. I'd probably do something similar. Or maybe something as along the lines of what Stacey Bendet would do, like a maxi skirt!
I wasn't immediately blown away by the styling of the new Butterick Lisette patterns. But I looked away from the envelope and looked at the potential of each piece on its own. Now, how cute would that moto jacket be when paired with the culottes? I say pretty darn fabulous!
Let's all face the facts: jumpsuits are NOT going anywhere anytime soon. They are the ultimate one-piece dressing. And a long-sleeve peg-leg jumpsuit is a must have for me. I picked this one. Whether I make this one, or change out the bodice for a button style, I'm making one of these.
J.Crew has made the big shirt hot to me again. It's like throwing on one of your boyfriend/husband's shirts with a pair of distressed jeans. I make an awesome white shirt just about every year. So this one is at the top of my list for this spring. And this Butterick version is perfect. I've already made one of the views before, so I know it's a great pattern.