Oh stripes, how do I voice my love for thee? I'm not sure where my obsession with stripes began but I think Audrey Hepburn and our trip to Paris last summer may have had something to do with it. Most of my stripes are in neutral colors (theres that word again) and most are knits. Although I do love a good woven railroad ticking stripe, and I'm not afraid to venture into the colored stripe world.
Florals are quite possibly my favorite print. From small scale (like Liberty…swoon) to larger scale picturesque prints, I love them all. One great thing about florals is you can easily find so much wonderful vintage floral print cottons - of which I have a growing collection of for future Buttercups products, though I allow myself to dip into it for personal projects every now and then.
experimented a little on my own with carving stamps and printing fabric with them, I'd like to explore it a little more. I am fascinated with the whole process of hand printing and dyeing fabric… I would definitely like to incorporate more of it into my wardrobe.
this silk top by WHiT). Novelty fabrics add color and fun to any wardrobe, and they remind me not to grow up too much.
Another great segment from this series. I'm not sure whats up next - perhaps that was the last? I know I've said it before but I can't stress how much I've loved following along with Wardrobe Architect. I am completely reanalyzing my wardrobe and the image I portray (and the image I'd like to portray). I feel more enthusiastic with my sewing plans now that I'm focused on building a wardrobe of interchangeable items that I will wear every day. This exercise has also re-established my ideals of buying less, making/up-cycling/refashioning more. I would like to be a more conscious consumer, not only asking "who made this?", "how is it made?", and "what's it made out of?", but more so asking "why am I buying this?" - both when it comes to physical clothing and the fabrics/supplies I sew with. At this point I'm getting a little off topic. Perhaps a whole post on this subject is in order?
Have you been thinking about prints? What are some of your favorites?