The other night, we were grabbing dinner at a local dive bar (this is what one does in Portland, where the food is good practically everywhere).
But before we walked in, I saw this dress in the window at Xtabay, one of the best vintage stores in town. And my jaw dropped from all the pretty.
I immediately wanted to run home and play with linen, lace, and pintucks. It made me realize that, no matter how modern and minimalists my tastes become as I get older, I will always be inspired by the flat-out pretty and intricate clothes of yesteryear.
I can spend hours perusing vintage sites and looking at all the little details. To me, it’s an endless source of inspiration and the thing I turn to when my creativity hits a lull.
What kinds of things inspire you to start sewing when you feel tapped out? I’m thinking visual inspiration, but it could be anything!
[image from my instagram]