понедельник, 17 января 2011 г.

Monday fashion inspirations - girls, who can sew

One of the things I'd really like to learn is how to sew. I can knit, crochet, cross-stitch and embroider quite good (I think I need to post some of my cross-stitching works as a proof))), but I can't sew even if my life depended on it. Surely, I can mend clothes, I even have a litte experience with sewing an apron on a sewing machine (you should've seen those stitches))), but I can't make a skirt or a dress.
It've been wanting to learn how to sew for a long time now. But these three beautiful ladies inspire me so much, that I'm actually thinking of applying for courses this summer. It's a long studying programm (but the best in my city, my mom studied there when she was a student), which'll take me two years to finish, but I really want to be able to make clothes.
So, ladies who inspire me:

Marisa Lynch from New Dress A Day - an amazing blogger who rescebntly finished her year long journey of "365 days, 365 dollars" and made 365 pieces of closing, reconstructing old huge dresses from pile sales. She's starting a second year in a few weeks.
I'm really impressed by her abilities -

... she takes a dress, which looks like this...

All the pictures are taken from Marisa's blog.
... and makes it look like this!

I have a few vintage things which are demanding some work - I've bought them mostly for fabric, and they don't fit at all (I have a skirt in British size 24. To compare - I'm British size 10)))). So Marisa's way definitelly is one of the ways I'd love to go in the future)

Keiko Lynn from Keiko Lynn
This beautiful girl recunstructs vintage clothes and makes new dresses herself for her clothing line Postlapsaria.

I adore her signature peplum skirts, as well as beautiful dresses.

All the pictures are taken from Keiko's blog.

And the third lady. Those, who follow me for a while, already had a chance to meet her. This is my best friend and a great seamstress Alexandra (Sasha). She's the one who made me that amazing black lace dress for 1920s themed party.

I've took this picture from her facebook account - it was taken at lake Geneva))

I know that a lot of great ladies I follow also can sew - Anika from By Anika, poet from Seamstress Stories and many other. I just want to tell every single one of you - girls, you are such an inspiration to me! Thank you so much for showing me all the beauty of creating clothes with you own hands :*)

3 комментария:

  1. What a fantastic post. I new about marisa, but had no idea about the rest. I shall have a good look at their blogs.
    So we share the love for angels. I also love fairies: strong, free women with wings.

  2. Flashes of Style, oh, yeah, they are )))

    sacramento, thank you))) I love fairies too, and I think I'm in love the whole concept of wings. My friend was once cross-stitching a beautiful pattern with a bird sitting on a flower bush for work (she has a business - she's making cross-stitching kits). I liked it so much that I've I asked her for this pattern to stitch only it's wings on a bag. She said that I'm crazy and promiced to make me a very special pattern with just wings on it))) Well, I'm hopless - I do love wings))