My dear readers, I admit that now that my Swing Dress is completed I have been in a bit of a project funk. While I am slowly knitting my sweater for Tasha's knit-along, that is the only thing on my plate.
I wanted to start working towards something, knowing full well that I wasn't quite ready to jump into another sewing project. So, I started a project that I have been wanting to do for a while now - an inspiration scrapbook. While for some, their blog list is enough of an inspiration keeper, I wanted something that would hold ideas for specific projects that I wanted to work on in the future.
|Casey's 30s Sweetheart knickers inspired me to consider creating vintage lingerie. This led to my purchase of the German pattern magazine and the Anne Adams slip.|
My first step was printing out a few pictures of patterns I had. These are patterns that I desire to use, but the timing is just not right for me. I then gathered other images and tutorials that would relate to these projects. Some of them involve complicated techniques or just things that I have not yet encountered in my short sewing career.
|Colette had a darling series on lingerie details. They also have a great post on silk fabrics, which I plan to use for at least one of these lingerie projects!|
Keeping everything to be in one place and written down is the key. This way, if I don't get around to a certain pattern for another year I won't have spend hours searching the internet for that technique that I wanted to use or a picture of inspiration.
|When I saw this pattern on eBay, I had to have it. Lucky for me, I was the only bidder. Since I was a little nervous about sewing a coat, I looked online for someone who could offer some advice - who better than Gertie?|
The joys and convenience of the internet are great, but I am still very much a paper and pen kinda gal. Writing something down and being able to hold it in my hands and transport with ease far outweighs what the internet has to offer. However, this little project of my is a blending of both lovely worlds.
|A sneak peak at the progress of my sweater for the knit-along!|
Here are some of the links I mentioned for the above projects.12 Lovely Lingerie Details - Colette Patterns
Silk Fabrics - Colette Patterns
Thirties Sweetheart - Casey's Elegant Musings
Wool Fabrics - Colette Patterns
Gertie's Coat - Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing
What do you do to organize your inspiration and future projects? What are your greatest sources of inspiration?
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