It’s been a while since I last checked in, hasn’t it? I hope you had a wonderful summer. We’ve been doing a little traveling within Europe, and I’ve been very busy finishing up the fall patterns, which I hope to send to the printer in a few more weeks.
Meantime, S and I were shopping recently and noticed a trend here in Spain that you may be seeing as well. Are you seeing all the foliage prints and, in particular, the monstera plant leaves? They’re everywhere! I bought a pair of earrings for S because she fell in love with them, and now she’s thinking about getting a plant for her room. When I was in the fabric store last week, they had quite a collection of foliage prints in the home dec section (which is a great resource for apparel fabrics, by the way). Look at all these prints on linen!
Here are a few monstera plant-inspired items, since we’re on the topic. I adore the shoes!
It’s nice to see a few images similar to our Lisette for Butterick B6661 style popping up! I love the idea of using a pretty floral print for this style, as well as combining the bodice with a narrow skirt. Really, you could also make a cute jumpsuit if you combined it with our Hollywood Trousers.
We are still deep in salad season, and I’m loving it! These days I’m eating anything with figs, and if you haven’t tried tomato with peaches or nectarines you’re missing out!
I don’t wear my glasses much during the summer; it’s so annoying to switch back and forth between them and sunglasses, which are a necessity in Madrid because the light is so bright. Plus, they slide down my nose when I’m hot and sweaty (which is all summer, of course). But after seeing Anna Karina’s style I’m so ready to get back to mine! I’m a big fan of the single, strong, defining accessory.
How about a pair of printed Hollywood Trousers? So cute!
- How crazy that someday soon we might be able to grow colored cotton!
- Not sure if it’s OK to use ankara prints in your sewing projects?
- On fashion mannequins and the need to redesign them.
- In addition to all your friends who started sewing masks during quarantine, lots of men started sewing, too!
- Like me, you probably aren’t familiar with the name Kasai Yamamoto. But he was responsible for some of David Bowie’s most iconic costumes.
- My new personal hero. She’s so cool, and I’m always looking for another perspective on my own wardrobe.
I hope you’ll come back next week because we have a couple of exciting things planned for you! In the meantime, happy sewing and have a great weekend.