It's pretty inspiring. I want to live in her world of florals, rainbow streamers, and soda pop! Here's a little peek at her versions. Hoooly mama! I'm in love with her version of Chloe! Give me mixed coordinate floral prints and day of the week. Feast your eyes, ladies!
Sallie seems to have the Midas touch. If you poke around on her blog, you'll see that everything she makes is gold! Even her amazing illustrations, holy moly, woman, UBER talented!!! I love this version of Satsuki; the silk has such a beautiful, dark smokiness to it and a beautiful drape. I've become partial to this dress in black, and it's so nice to see such a lovely version and such pretty photos! Take a look at Sallie's post on the dress too; it's a good laugh! (Thanks Jessica for pointing Sallie's blog out to me!)
But here's the BIG NEWS...
To celebrate my birthday, my best friend and I trotted off to the textile museum as they're having a Marimekko show. It's the depth of winter, and I've been longing for the colors of spring, and this show was more than a fix. I am so in love with the world that Marimekko built, their vision, consistency, approach to marketing, their contributions to fashion and industrial design, textiles and art, ALL of it!
Adding piping to your seams can add such a special touch. It's worth the extra bit of work as it can make your seams more prominent and beautiful.
Piping comes in lots of different colors and is usually in a basic cotton fabric, but it looks extra fancy when you create piping covered with self-fabric. Whether your pattern calls for it or not, you can add piping to seams if you want to spruce up the design a little. Here's a tutorial to show you how to cover store-bought piping with self-fabric.