Thursday, August 6, 2009

Plaid please!

I'm obsessed with plaid, which is no wonder considering how prevalent it has been in the past couple seasons. But I swear my love of plaid goes back farther than that. I'm still thinking of making a modern version of the cute little pinafore dress my mom wore as a kid in this photo. I haven't come up with the perfect pattern yet--if you have any ideas, let me know! I also love the idea of mixing bias and non-bias cut plaid to create different effects. Here's some inspiration:

Pintucks plaid bodice (so great!)
Felt Up design's school marm skirt
gretchenlohse's plaid dress (lovely vintage pattern)

Ok not plaid, but similar idea:
Pintucks 80's dress

5 comments:

CanarySanctuary said...

They're all really cool, but I especially like the plaid dress. You've inspired me to run out and grab some plaid :)

Wendolene said...

I love plaid, too. It makes me feel really *fall*--walking through leaves, shorter days, and cold mornings. (None of which I can experience in the SW!)
Vintage plaid is even better : )

Hilary said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see what you come up with! The vintage plaid dress is my favorite. So pretty.

Sara said...

i just came across this and thought of you

http://www.clevergirl.org/

kendra said...

there's still time for tie on one! http://angrychicken.typepad.com/tieoneon/ (mad about plaid - due oct. 1!)