I survived the weekend! What a whirlwind weekend it was. The weekend began with a party that we hosted for our dance club. The party was originally supposed to take place the previous Saturday, but we were rained out, so they asked if they could come the following Saturday. The only problem was that we were hosting a fund raiser for the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra on Sunday. But once I thought about it, I decided, why not? So a party on Saturday and a party on Sunday. The weather cooperated, and everyone had such a lovely time, success! I'm exhausted, but it's one of those
good types of exhaustion. A little rest and I'll be as good as new :)
So many of you really enjoy when I do a post on details. Details are what give our garments that special little punch and make people stand in amazement when they find out that we made out garments. So this morning, a few ideas that sparked my interest and that I thought you might enjoy as well.
I thought this was interesting. The sleeve was extended to allow for the pleats and then given a special touch with the studs. This could be done with beads as well.
Love the combination of the Boro jacket and the Sashiko stitching.
Now this is one of those tiny little details that just floats by the eye, but gives a garment a special spark. Love the added touch of the tab on the edging of the sleeve. This is from Rolling In Cloth and you can check out the entire post HERE.
Men's clothing can offer a well of inspiration. Love the special detail of the buttoned cuff.
How about this cuff? So subtle and yet, huge impact. The bias strip on the white cuff and the red stitched buttonholes and buttons.
Here's another great cuff. This time they used blue buttons with blue stitched buttonholes, and edged the cuff in the stripe.
Check this out! A pocket in a placket.
Another sweet idea. If you give it a try, just make sure your stitching is super secure!
Love the simple button loops on this front placket and how the welt pocket has been accented.
Another subtle, but interesting detail on a cuff. This is on a wool coat that was manufactured in Scotland.
This button detail is on a pair of pants, but this would also look great on a sleeve.
Love how the sleeve was accented with the hand stitched detail. All you need is a crochet hook!
Vintage garments can provide another well of inspiration. The collar was extended as well as the front button placket and then folded back.monday
And finally, have you ever had a t-shirt or sweatshirt that you loved but the sleeves shrunk in the wash? Add a thumb cuff and what not make it stand out?!!
Hope you have a wonderful week! I know I will, I'll be doing a lot of sewing this week. My niece's wedding gown is tops on the list, and then a few other projects that I'll share soon :) So, a happy week in the studio. Hope you get a little creativity worked into your week too!