S and I had such a wonderful trip to Belgium last week! It’s so much more fun to travel when you can spend time with friends, and we really loved catching up with Giulia (who used to work with us in New York) and her husband and three sons. They live in an incredibly charming old home near the center of Brussels, and we were able to take day trips to Bruges, Ghent, and Antwerp during our stay. S loved Bruges, especially, and wants to live there. I wouldn’t mind it, myself!
I like this idea for our new Gelato pattern. And check out this fantastic fabric, which would be adorable for it.
I love this color for our Gallery Tunic. Wouldn’t it be pretty in linen? Also, you could make these cropped trousers (some people call them culottes, but to me culottes are fuller and more skirt-like) with our Hollywood Trousers pattern.
In the fun/inspirational category, I love this adorable bunny cosmetic case! And also this cool tote bag, which has a nice literary/typographic bent to it and might be fun to try making.
What a great idea to use a floral fabric for the collar and a solid linen for the body of a little girl’s dress! You could make both of these dresses using our Building Block Dress book, of course.
- This made me laugh: Taylor Swift’s clothing and the redactions in the Mueller report.
- Have you wondered about the sustainability of leather vs. vegan leather? I certainly have.
- A friend recently asked me to make her wedding dress. I’m debating whether I have time, but when I think about the details I get worried that I don’t! Have you sewn a wedding dress? And if so, how much time would you estimate that it took you?
- I really enjoy the writing of New York Times fashion journalist Vanessa Friedman, and this piece on fibers that attract microbes is no exception.
- Speaking of sustainability, is fashion becoming (or will it become) more earth friendly soon?
- In my own little microcosm of the green world, I’m scheming my balcony gardens. Definitely planting basil with the oregano this year.
OK, gotta run! We’re doing testing on a new, soon-to-be-announced initiative, and I still have to start developing patterns for next fall in the middle of everything. Definitely a sewing weekend. But stay tuned because we have lots of great blog posts planned for next week! So much to show you. Have a great weekend!