Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pre-Fall 2013 Inspiration

It was not my intent to go onto Style.com and spend valuable time surfing through the Pre-Fall Collections for 2013.  Seriously, I don't need any more inspiration.  I have a long "Want to Sew" list and I even have my sewing list for my Winter Sewcation...but yet, I found myself there...ooooohhhhh and aaaaahhhhing and being thankful that I do have nine wonderful days of sewing bliss on the horizon.

This is what floated my boat today...

 Carolina Herrara Dress 
...this makes me want to pull my embroidery machine out and go to town!

Michael Kors - lace dress & cardigan
See lace is still in next fall!

Ports 1961 - Dress with the border print running down the front

Naeem Khan Dress
His dresses are always so heavily embellished 
but I think I can find a fabric that would work for this!

...and could someone explain to me why the Chanel collection looked like wenches in Tudor England?  There was a piece or two I would pull to use for a fashion editorial IF I was a fashion editor but seriously, what was Karl thinking?

Of course, Oscar didn't let me down!  So much of that collection could just be copied over into my wardrobe ~ especially where pretty and professional work gear is involved.  These pieces from the collection made my "I wanna sew" list...

Oscar dress & bolero
(I have the perfect fabric in the collection to make this!)

Is this fabric, embellishment or strips?

What a great knit dress!

Finally I did get started on the pjs and nightgowns will finish them up this weekend.  As of today, I only have a ToysRus trip and a Game Stop Shop trip to make and then my Christmas shopping will be finished.  So after the last of the pjs are sewn, I will be wrapping.  Yes! I will make it in time for Christmas Eve!!!

I have to tell you though with this new inspiration, I can't wait for my sewcation!  I think it's gonna be a good one!

...as always more later!

21 comments:

  1. Lately, I'm am having a visual inspiration party of my own on Pinterest, and my "want to sew" list is exploding beyond my capabilities. In fact, with the no computer/no TV pledge I've made with the kids for after school these days, it is getting easier to get more done. Let's hope I can keep it up!

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  2. So many great inspirations! These make me want to get sewing!

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  3. you found some great pieces to inspire you but sadly me too lol - have a nice Xmas

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  4. Wow, these are all so gorgeous! I especially like the top dress-- the shaped colorblocking is so flattering!

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  5. Certainly some great inspiration there.

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  6. There was a lot of "ooooohhhh and aaaaahhhhing" from me as I looked at your pictures! I have a long sewing list, but that Carolina Herrara dress is going on it. I've got to hurry with chores and Xmas prep so I get sewing!!!

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  7. I love that first dress, I had pinned that from another blog. Great choices.

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  8. Wow- you found some really beautiful things- I need to check out Ms Herrara!

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  9. Your inspiration pictures are inspiring! I wish I felt like I could wear sheath dresses. These are truly drool worthy dresses.

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  10. When you find the fabric for that Naeem Khan dress, make sure you post it so I can order some too!

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Carolina Herrara dress!!!!

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  12. Your selection has inspired me as well. These designs will work for summer, which is what it is here in Australia. Can you believe it the forecast is for 38C on Christmas Day? That is 100 F!

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  13. Great choices! I can just surf along after you and let you do the hard work, I find the collections overwhelming and your eye for taste is terrific.

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  14. Thank-you for lifting my spirits with all the wonderful inspiration pictures! And good luck with the pj sewing!

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  15. I love the first dress... That Blue is so beautiful. I'm putting that on my sewing list.

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  16. How can you not admire those dresses and not want to add them to your sewing list. And you have a great tnt dress to base these on.
    Wow.

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  17. OH, that first blue and white dress is on a lot of 'how do I do this' lists. Very clever.

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  18. OMG. Love the Carolina Herrera. I'd raise the neckline some and lengthen the sleeves. That waistline would be gorgeous on a large (like me) woman!

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  19. I can't believe the hem on the last picture. Either the dress doesn't hang straight from her shoulders or it's just messed up. I think the orange dress has interwoven strips to make the texture.

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  20. Y'know, I think I have that exact same fabric from the first Oscar dress in my stash.... have had for yeeeeeeeeears. Maybe I should add that to my list and finally use up that fabric!

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  21. Ohhh.., your pre-2013 inspiration is giving me ideas. Thanks,
    C

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