And some of the things that are being shown are just down right beautiful...today I walked to the post office behind a woman wearing the most awesome skirt. It was a black & white print that looked like it was made of petals encased in black bias binding. After walking behind her for several blocks, I had figured out how to make one for myself. Oh, how I love springtime in NY!
Then this morning as I was crossing the street and heading into McDonalds...I have a weakness for sausage mcmuffins...there was a woman walking her dog. She was wearing a shirtdress made from a silk border print. The back of the dress was made from a series of tucks and she wore it belted. I never saw the front of the dress close-up. But just the rear view made me want to go home and sew.
Any day walking to the subway station, headed to the post office or the bank, I can catch a glimpse of a woman wearing something that will turn my world upside down...it will start the inspiration wheels turning, make my creative heart salivate...and make me wish I could go home and sew.
So what inspires you? Do you have situations that inspire you to look at a garment in a different way? Do you sightsee at lunchtime or even at the market? And do you transfer the items you sightsee into actual garments?
I can tell you honestly that you will see that petal skirt come out of my sewing machine this summer...hopefully I will be able to see something that's inspired from your own sightseeing come out of yours!!!