Monday, July 18, 2011
I know friendship bracelets are a big trend this season, noted on many style blogs. But I couldn't help myself - I had to buy this little book at the Japanese book store.
It was just too cute to pass up. I've been knotting bracelets since I was a kid but the knotting method and designs in this book were new to me. Thankfully there are lots of detailed photos. I can't wait to start making some new bracelets!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The upcoming Fall 11 Portland Collection from Pendleton is rocking my world. The textiles and pattern motifs are amazing. I also love that everything is made in the USA. Paging through the lookbook is making me eager for fall weather. Like, right now.
And check out the details on this dress:
Okay, I've decided it's time to learn how to make my own patterns. The patterns in stores are sad and I have enough ideas to create a wardrobe. I've purchased a book on pattern drafting and I've started to work on a basic shirt pattern. So far, I'm really liking the drafting. We'll see how it goes once I get the muslin put together. Could be humorous.