I’m at that stage in the pattern development process when we’re waiting for spring Liesl + Co. patterns to arrive from the printer (it should be just a few more weeks!), and I’m hard at work on the fall season. This is the part when I’ve finished drafting the patterns and now I’m writing instructions and drawing illustrations. It’s tedious and time-consuming, and I feel glued to my computer. So it’s nice to get out of the apartment and take a walk once in a while. The trees are blossoming, the days are getting longer, and it’s finally March!
Here are some things I’ve looked at this week to provide some needed distraction from the work at hand.
S would absolutely love cat pillows like these! In New York most windows don’t have screens, but you can buy temporary screens at the hardware store. Wouldn’t it be fun to replace the screen itself with pretty lace like this? So much more interesting.
Bright, spring-y color inspiration.
Sewing inspiration: The first photo below reminds me of our Oliver + S Lunch Box Tee and Culottes, and the second photo reminds me of our Oliver + S Swingset Skirt.
Do you like forest green? It looks so pretty and fresh in these photos.
- This year I switched from playing violin to viola, so I took close notice of this video: how to practice effectively.
- Here’s a thoughtful explanation of the word “flattering” and what it means when it comes to clothing.
- This sounds hilarious. (It’s also why my book is being translated into Spanish by someone who is not me.)
- As a former designer of technical outerwear and a lover of maps, this jacket appeals greatly.
- Stunning photos of Paris 100 years ago.
- I love this series of 16th-century-inspired portraits of tube passengers, which you can also follow on Instagram.
- You know I believe that clothing can mean so much more than something we put on our bodies. What about when it holds memories of grief?
- This was all over Facebook and Instagram a couple of weeks ago: father-daughter day at ballet school. The videos are wonderfully charming and hilarious! I love Dads in tutus.
- A very interesting and informative video about microfibers–like exercise clothes–and the plastics that are used to make them.
We’ll be back next week with another useful sewing tutorial as well as lots of other fun inspiration and ideas. I hope you have a great weekend!