Friday, May 13, 2011

inspiration from Built by Wendy

i've long been a fan of Built By Wendy - both the shop as well as her patterns/books. i feel like she merges the fashion and sewing worlds better than any one else i've seen. i love the simplicity of her designs, wonderful choices of fabric and effortlessness it all encompasses. given that she explains how to make so many items in so many different ways, it only makes sense to take a look at her online shop to get ideas from, and apply it to your own projects for your wardrobe. here are a few of my favorites from her spring collection that great be easy to make.



this striped nautical dress is so simple, yet perfect. so easy to whip up in an afternoon - made from a knit it wouldn't need any sort of fancy detailing. the only thing to add the final touch is the nautical rope with knots.

i love this layered gauzy paper bag skirt. after going through many years coveting ruffles, now i want the exact opposite...straight, angular lines. love the lines and the layers. and the eyelet bustier is fantastic as well!




oh my goodness this dress is perfection. bright coral, dolman sleeves, effortless fit. love.

i've got a thing for stripes. and love the way this dolman tee has raglan shaping across the shoulders with the diagonal lines.

9 comments:

LatteLisa said...

these look fabulous! Thanks for sharing ;-)

Ali said...

anything that gets more people sewing is good in my books!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great pieces! I love the layered skirt....gorgeous design! ~Val

Geneva (apairandaspare) said...

Hi there,

Just came across your blog and am addicted! great work. xx

Collections said...

Loving all the stripes.

Fashionable Collections

kayemkay said...

Seriously, wonderful. I'll take one of each. :)

xo,
Kasey

Amber said...

These are so gorgeous!! Really inspiring. Is that you in the photos?

I love the first dress on the right.

acommonthread said...

@amber, thanks! no, no...that's the built by wendy model :)

Rebel Attitude said...

I love this post and the last one, I follow you, kisses from Spain!!