February 2, 2011

Feeling Inspired!

So, you know that feeling you get whenever you see something wonderful that you just know you could make?

Well, sometimes (ok, often) I get a similar feeling when I see something lovely that I wish I could make, but would need a pattern for. Does that ever happen to you?

Whenever it happens to me, and I'm really enamored with whatever it is that I've spied, I end up searching the globe for a pattern. (No need to wonder any longer how I got the idea to start this little shop, eh?) Which, lucky for me, I find enjoyable. If I were a little more daring I would probably learn how to write my own patterns. But honestly, I like for someone to figure it all out for me (despite having a terrible habit of altering patterns relentlessly).

So, all you designers out there, here are a few things I have my eye on that I would love to have a pattern for.

Thanks in advance!
Across the Land Dress from Anthropologie
Child's Dress from Smallable
Little Brown Bear by Sweet Pea Toad

Too Much Fun Dress by Modcloth
Women's Capelet from Lands End
Happy Wednesday!


Laura said...

I do exactly the same thing. As much as I am grateful for all the independent pattern designers out there now, I still feel that there should be more...many, many more. I am starting a flat pattern program in the near future to work out some of the patterns I would like to see. I love the clothing you've highlighted. By the way, I would LOVE it if you'd carry some Citronille patterns. I have always been scared off by the crazy shipping costs they charge !

Jen @ Sew Fun said...

Mama Magpie,

The Across the Land Dress from Anthropologie is very similar to a Suzi Chin dress I am making for myself right now. It comes in two lengths, and has that neat keyhole feature at the neck. It is pattern 4978 from Butterick. Here is a link to it on PatternReview: http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=14870
Check it out! The pattern might be discontinued but I just bought mine on eBay. It appears to be easy to find.

Mama Magpie said...

Thanks Jen, I'll have to take a look at it!