Wednesday, May 4, 2011

One Pattern, Seven Bloggers: My Inspiration

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I am very excited to have been asked by Sam to be part of her project One Pattern, Seven bloggers.  The goal is simple - seven sewing bloggers, one pattern, and endless possibilities for fabric and inspiration.  We voted on three Burdastyle dresses, and this pretty cap-sleeved number is the one we all agreed on.

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The other six talented ladies rounding out the project are:

Sam: http://hand-quilter.blogspot.com/
Marie: http://asewingodyssey.blogspot.com/
Reana Louise: http://curvespatternsandpins.blogspot.com/
Kat: http://petticoatsandpeplums.blogspot.com/
Jen: http://the-paperdoll.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://mymessings.blogspot.com/

Lately I've been feeling really inspired by my favorite band The Decemberists, and their new album The King is Dead.  It's a bit of a musical departure for them, being heavily influenced by country and Americana.  There's lots of harmonica playing and lyrics about simpler times.

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A common theme on the album is winter turning to spring.  The opening line of the album is "Here we come to a turning of the season."  Spring is my FAVORITE season of the year.  Everything is green and blossoming and alive, and with summer on the way, you know it's only going to get better.

The album has a light country feel, so I was thinking I could make a pretty calico dress, the kind you wear with cowboy boots to sip lemonade on your porch.  I haven't purchased my fabric yet, but my Etsy Favorites list is brimming with dusty calico prints.  Some that have caught my eye are:

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I've got my pattern cut and ready to go, and I can't wait to see what my fellow bloggers come up with!

7 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE calicos!! Can't wait to see all the pretty incarnations of this pattern. :)

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  2. The navy with tiny roses is lovely!

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  3. Nice project I want to see all the others too, the fabric I like the blue one too.

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  4. Lovely fabrics Amy, particularly the navy blue one! Good luck to us all in this project ;o)

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  5. Aaaaaah the Decemberists, and you have good taste in music too! :) I adore those fabrics, especially the lower left and upper right. Can't wait to see it!

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  6. All your fabric picks are gorgeous, cant wait to see what you end up going with.

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  7. I love their new album as well and the calico's are so perfect for summer sewing!

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