My title refers to "Where do I find inspiration?"
You would think that this season it would come from the pictures of dresses that I pulled from magazines and catalogs earlier in the season...and yes, there is some inspiration from that. And I WILL make at least two or three dresses for what I'm calling the "Architectural Collection."
However, lately my inspiration has come from fabric. I'm sure many of you are going well, of course, you are a fabricaholic until the day you die. True, true, but seriously the fabric that is available to the home sewist lately is reminding me of the kinds of fabric that I had access to as a young girl. I would walk into a fabric store then and be surrounded by the possibilities and/or dreams of what I could create.
I'm feeling that this season. So much of what is seen in the stores can be purchased locally (if that's your thing) or online (if that's your thing). You just have to locate it. My mind is overflowing with possibilities and I can promise you that this season will find some amazing things emerging from my sewing machine, due to all of the inspiration that has become available to me.
And it's not all going to come in the form of purchased fabric. I have a real itch to manipulate, dye and stamp some pieces to make them my own. I feel as if I'm standing in an open doorway and that when it swings wide all kinds of creative opportunities will become available to me.
To that end, I've added a few more pieces to my ever growing collection especially since border prints are sooooo abundant this season.
So tell me, where are you finding inspiration this season? Is it from magazines? From blogs? Or is fabric driving your passion? Or are you simply going your own way and doing your own thing? Talk back to me because this is the Question of the Day...