Sunday, February 28, 2010


I've been scouring the internet for inspirations for my spring wardrobe.   Net a Porter is one of my favorite sites because I can really zoom in and see the details and they are not so youth oriented as are some of the other sites.
I like this Roberto Cavalli jacket.  I think that I've found a Patrones pattern that I can use for this.  I may even have a fun silk lining left over from a coat I made a few years ago.  I have black cotton from a Michaels sale for this one.
I like the exposed zipper on this.  I've been looking for a dress pattern to use some great black and white silk I bought last year when Textile Studio was closing down.  She really had some gorgeous fabrics.   I need some sleeves though.
I have some black and white zebra print silk that I want to use for a blouse.  In a recent Burda, and of course its not up on the website yet, they had a lace front tunic that I think will work for it.  I also want to make a couple of cotton  blouses.  I am getting tired of sewing knits. 
For bottoms I'm planning a pencil skirt or two and of course, pants.  I need pants to match that tan linen jacket I made last year. 

Right now I am working on a pair of jeans from the January issue of Burda.  They are almost finished and I have never  gotten so close to perfect so easily, or at least not in a long time.  I hope to finish those today.   


  1. I like the jacket too! I can't wait to see you jeans. Jeans seem to me like they would be difficult to sew. Then again trolling around a shopping mall trying on endless pairs is no picnic either!

  2. Beautiful jacket! Roberto Cavalli is one of my favorites. His designs are always so feminine. I know you'll do a wonderful job with this one.

  3. You've got lots of great ideas bubbling! I really like the black & white zebra tunic.