What ignites that spark? The first little ember of an idea of what a future garment (or pillow, or curtain) will look like? For me, it is almost always is an image, usually from Pinterest or a catalog, that gets my imagination started.
For an upcoming casual wedding at a winery, I thought a maxi skirt ala Sheridan French might be just the thing.
Deciding on the skirt pattern was easy, since I like everything about this one.
I found a navy & cream tropical print challis, that-in my mind- looks smashing sewn up into this skirt.
To offset the maxi skirt, my top needs to be a little bit bare, but not so bare that I would embarrass my adult children. I'm picturing a really simple halter top in cream, with a ribbon or self fabric tie at the neck. It sounds simple, maybe too simple because if there's a pattern for this type of top, I can't find it. So I guess Mrs. Dress Form and I are gonna take a stab at it- Project Runway style.
Let's hope I have better success with my imagination in the sewing room than I do in the kitchen. Details to follow.