Summer Sewing Inspiration

I’ve been poorly the last week and a bit, which means that I’ve had very little time for sewing but a lot of time to ogle pretty dresses and outfits online and hatch various plans for making them. While I won’t set out a definitive list of the things I will make in the coming months, because a lot of that depends on the fabric available to me and the mood I’m in, I’ve found that the following images have really inspired me.

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I’m learning to embroider and I’d love to give this a go on one of my handmade dresses. I think it could be time-consuming but beautiful.

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Source. This would make a great Flora dress!

And finally, I’d like to experiment with lace or silk because, up until now, I’ve avoided these fabrics at all costs!!

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6 Comments:

  1. Hi. I found you on the sewing forum. I’m in love with the skirt with the blue flowers. it has to be on my wish list.
    http://daisycreatesinsussex.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. Me too! It’s gorgeous. I’ve been trying to find similar fabric for a while now. Still no luck but the search continues!

  3. It must be the time of year, because I’ve been in a definite sewing mood too! Love all of these!

  4. I know! The sun is starting to shine which means it’s time to purchase floral prints and pastel colours in bulk!

  5. I was looking for some ditzy floral fabric to make a jacket and saw this. It reminded me of the blue and white skirt above.

    http://www.minervacrafts.com/50.c-f1704-blue-and-white-floral-print-stretch-cotton-designer-dress-fabric-per-metre.html

    Linda

  6. Love it! Thanks for the link Linda 🙂

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