An eye-catcher is a person or a thing that attracts the attention
The online sewing community is very visual. So, every day I see heaps of sewing related images on social media and blogs. Some of them catch my eye because they make me think or they give me inspiration. Here, I want to share these eye-catchers with you.
Follow below what caught my eye the last months:
Tiina’s Japanese Dress
Thanks to the fun summer photo challenge #sewingagogo I discovered this beautiful dress made by Tiina. It’s a pattern from the Japanese sewing magazine Cotton Friend. I was immediately attracted by the sharp design of the front. The instructions are only in Japanese but apparently well illustrated. So far I’ve never sewed a Japanese pattern but this dress really inspires me to give it a try.
The Frances top from @maxantonia
The simple line of the design of this top combined with the remarkable finish of the sleeves immediately caught my attention. I love this version by @maxantonia in blush pink cupro. Also, this Frances top is a free pattern from Fibre Mood, a new pattern book/magazine company. Once you register you can download it and more, the instructions are available in 4 languages (Dutch, French, English & German). When I searched through the site some more I discovered Fibre Mood is stationed in my town. It’s always great to discover some sewing souls in the neighbourhood.
Beck’s Kabuki Tee
When you don’t have enough fabric but you’ve got your mind set on using this specific fabric for the pattern you want to sew; you have to go right to the limit. That is what Beck did with the Kabuki Tee from Paper Theory. The result is stunning and totally my thing. The way Beck placed the fabric accentuates the absolute crisp design of the Kabuki Tee. Look at these square shoulders! I was so in awe that I immediately started sewing a Kabuki Tee myself and designated Beck as my Sew Style Hero.
The Kobe top made by @katilulemakes
When you look at the front of the Kobe top from Papercut patterns you may think it’s a classic top, but the back gives away the unexpected and stunning design. I was instantly taken by this version by @katilulemakes. A perfect combination of fabric and pattern! Maybe I could still make one for these warm fall days that are coming…
@sewingblue is a Swedish sewist who I admire tremendously. She has great sewing skills and everytime she posts on Instagram I am totally in awe. So I was not surprised when I read the capture of this photo that it told the story of a great—and yet new for me—sewing technique. It’s about a clear finish on the inside. She uses a seam allowance of 2,5 cm. After stitching the seams the seam allowance is folden and then stitched to the body about 1 cm from the seam. You will see the stitching on the bodice but this gives also a neat effect. Hats off for this kind of sewing!
So, did anything catch your eye recently?
4 thoughts on “Eye-catchers #20”
Well I just had to pop over the Papercuts to buy that lovely blouse pattern. I am a huge fan of Papercuts but I skipped over this one I think because the live model pic showed a garment I would never wear. But seeing this one by by @katilulemakes inspired me. It’s just the type of top I love – simplicity but with a real spark of excitement in the back! Thank you for these links – loved so many you posted here.
Thanks so much for including me amongst such esteemed company. I am currently trying hard to resist the urge to go buy all the above patterns!!!
What wonderful inspiration! I’ve been seeing a few Japanese patterns made up lately and my interest is really piqued. I think I need to investigate.
I love the Japanese dress, I have seen a few mentions of Japanese patterns, I will have to take a closer look.