Have you heard of Pinterest? It's a place where people can showcase, or "pin", pictures of things they like. I have found that it's a great source of inspiration, and I have actually bought or sewn a lot of things because of Pinterest. In fact, I made a Pinterest board of everything that Pinterest has made me do!
Here's a dress that started as an inspiration from Pinterest.
When I saw this picture on Pinterest, I thought it would be fun to try and make it. Then I found some soft houndstooth fabric, and I decided to pair it with Butterick 4443. I had made this pattern a couple of years ago, and I had a problem with the neckline gapping. This time I sewed some horsehair braid into the neckline, and it did help with the problem.
Since this is a cold-weather dress, I wear it with my yellow cardigan. I'm very happy with this dress!
Another dress that is Pinterest inspired is this one.
I saw this picture on Pinterest and thought it was nice. Then I saw this great flannel plaid fabric and knew that I wanted to make a long-sleeved princess-seamed dress. (Even though the girl at the cutting counter told me that I should make pajama pants out of it.) I decided on Simplicity 2338. The collar was a little bit of a challenge, and I had to re-do the pleats in the front (so they're likely not exactly as intended), but I'm so happy with the dress.
It's really comfortable too. I liked the fabric so much that I bought it in a green colorway as well. I haven't sewn that up yet, but maybe in time for Christmas?
Thank you, Pinterest. Are you on Pinterest? Has it inspired you to craft?