I have been so inspired by some fellow bloggers in the area of sewing lately. Who knew there were such talented people out there?! I've always followed a patterns, for the most part, but these women/young ladies think outside the box. They have really good tips, tutorials, and and ideas on their blogs.
There has also been a lot about drafting patterns recently.
Draft: a. A preliminary outline of a plan, document, or picture.
b. A representation of something to be constructed.
( *sarcasm*Would you believe it was the only the 12th definition!) :-)
The blogs in particular that I love for sewing, are Working with Eager Hands, Pleasant View Schoolhouse, Thoughts and Thimbles, The Art of Clothes, The Garret Corner,and Bramblewood Fashion,
Of course, if you've been visiting my blog even for the slightest bit of time, you know that I mostly sew clothing. I do make handbags/purses/totes and have *cough* made a quilt(which was turned into a bag). However, I find clothing the more exciting and rewarding.
Another source of inspiration, of course, is the patterns themselves. Recently Joann Fabrics had a sale where simplicity patterns were 5 for $5, the limit was 10. I got 10. :-)
I got costumes, for the most part
but I also got two nightgown patterns, because we have a couple yards of the softest light green baby fleece you can imagine sitting in the cupboard downstairs... My first attempt at drafting will most likely be making my little sister a gown to match, and I sincerely hope it turns out, because she is SO excited.
Speaking of Emily, I also got some costume patterns for younger girls, so when she gets big enough she will not lack dresses!
And back to the world of bussines I go!