weekend links

Hello friends!

This week, among all the other very critical tasks on my to do list, I finished watching Shtisel on Netflix. Have you seen it? I thought it was so well done, so touching. It’s one of the best series I’ve watched in a long time. The conclusion was perfect and a bit surprising in its tenderness.

One of the main characters in the series is a young man named Akiva, a painter, struggling to find his way in ultra-orthodox Israel. His work was really quite lovely, and I got curious enough about it to start hunting online, only to stumble across this lovely profile of the real-life artist behind the pieces. Very moving.

Alex Tubis, the artist behind the paintings in Shtisel.

Pinterest Picks

If you’re thinking about sewing our Wyndham Robe + Sleep Shorts, these versions might inspire you. The use of multiple prints is fun, isn’t it?

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Thinking about sewing a Cinema Dress (or Hide-and-Seek Dress for girls) this summer? Here is some inspiration for you.

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This cute little gingham dress reminded me of our Jump Rope Dress with an added ruffle at the hem. And speaking of the Hide-and-Seek Dress, isn’t the direction of the stripes a playful way to use a single fabric?

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I love the idea of a patchwork, or multiple fabric, Classic Shirt. Keep it unified by playing with scale in a limited color palette, or upcycle some old denim for a fun look.

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Two more fun takes on the Classic Shirt: in silk with little contrast tabs on the chest pockets, or with sheer sleeves. I love the solid cuff on this style–really makes it pop.

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Weekend Reading

And that’s a wrap for this week! Enjoy your weekend, and we’ll be back next week with some inspiring sewing from the Advisors Circle (and maybe from me if I can cajole someone into taking some photos for me). Happy Memorial Day!



 

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2 Comments

  1. Barb

    I really like the use of multiple fabrics. I feel a bit guilty about the wasted fabric that sewing creates. Also, if you splurge on some nicer fabric, it’s good to squeeze as much out of it as you can. I recently used scraps to make a breezy blouse, I’m quite fond of the things I originally used the fabric for and I love that those well-loved fabrics get to come out and play a second time!

  2. darci

    I just started a job at Intermix and overheard a conversation amongst merchants/designers about how much they would pay for a ‘going out top’

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