Where do you find inspiration for the things you make?
For me, it often comes from the color color palettes used in the past. Sometimes they’re in vintage clothing or textiles, but just as often it can be an illustration, a postcard, a photo, or a book cover. They can be so fresh and unusual, and a perfect starting point for a sewing project.
Take colors like peach and coral for example. They are not nearly as popular as they were 50 or 60 years ago, but they are total showstoppers: soft and feminine, flattering on a variety of people, and incredibly versatile.
In this case, I was inspired by this amazing bit of ephemera from Sheaff Ephemera. The colors really popped for me, and made me think of soft peach silk with inky black velvet and shiny glass buttons.