...and I haven't sewn a stitch! It's been so gray, cloudy and rainy and then there's that crazy need to sit in front of the TV and watch the newscasters explain just how much rain we are going to get, how high the waves are going to be and how hard the wind is going to blow...
...that when I finally pulled myself from in front of the television, I picked up one of the many fashion magazines that have come to my apartment in the last couple of weeks and then I ended up surfing the internet!
After that I had to make a few Powerpoint slides of inspirational ideas...I know all of you Pin Interest peeps would have just saved the images to that program...but I use Powerpoint so much at work that this is my first thought...drag it into Powerpoint, resize and turn it into a jpeg...seemingly old school now! *LOL*
Anyway, here's what feeding my creative urges now:
This YSL Dress reminded me so much of McCalls 6395
Several dresses from various sites
I love me some Jason Wu!
More Jason Wu!
Finally can I share a 10 Fall Must-Haves all Fashionistas should buy/sew/own this fall courtesy of the September 2011 People Stylewatch issue:
A Bold Red Piece
A Pony Hair Piece
Something in a Southwestern Print
A Feminine Menswear Piece
A Chunky Cable Knit Sweater
A Longer Dress
A Metal Choker
A Structured Bag
A Mixed Material Coat or Jacket
They even provide a little pull-out card to put in your purse and take shopping with you to make sure that you get everything! It's pictured above. For fashion buying/sewing/owning, I think this mag was the most "realistic." No over the top designer gear with 4 and 5 digit price tags for a garment. The editors made sure to include an example in the high, mid and lower price range with sources as diverse as designer (Kate Spade, Oscar dela Renta, Tom Ford), JCPenny, H&M, Forever 21, The Loft/Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Banana Republic and a host of internet sources. I really like the fantasy of the other fashion magazines but if you just want one source of what's hot for Fall 2011, spend your $3.99 USD for this one!
Hopefully we will wake up with power in the morning and I will sew then...if not it's a book, surfing on my iPad, some card games with my daughters while we hunker down and wait for the hurricane to pass. If you are anywhere on the East Coast in the hurricane zone, my thoughts are with you and please be safe!
...as always, more later!