'One pattern, seven bloggers, infinite possibilities'. This is the clever concept that I was approached with last week by the lovely Sam of All things quilty...and sewy and of course I couldn't pass up such a fun challenge!
One Pattern Seven Bloggers requires all seven of us to use this BurdaStyle pattern (pictured above) and adapt it as we see fit for our bodies and personal taste. The theory is that having started with the same base, we'll all end up with very different looking dresses by the end!
As I mentioned before, there are six other seriously talented ladies also taking part in this project, so be sure to check out their progress:
Reana Louise - Curves, Patterns and Pins
Kat - Petticoats & Peplums
Rachel - My Messings
Jen - Pretty Little Pictures
Today is the first day of One Pattern Seven Bloggers and in our first blog post we are sharing our inspirations for the project. We'll be posting our progress every Wednesday until the unveiling of our dresses on the 1st of June...how exciting!
I'm a bit obsessed with cute little collars at the moment and Casey's 30s scalloped collar tutorial could not have arrived at a better time...thank you Casey! Even if I don't pull this off, I definitely want to incorporate a peter pan collar or something along the lines of what's pictured below:
I think I'd also like a pit of a pleated skirt like the one below. I bought this dress last week as a possibility to wear to a wedding - I'm 100% in love with the style, but after trying it on I really don't think the colour suits me, so sadly I think I'm going to have to take it back.
Because I'm pretty skint and I'm saving my cash for the Goldhawk Road Fabric Fandango, I'm determined to use fabric from my stash and I think the below could be suitable candidates:
So there you have it, these are my inspirations so far! I know quite a few of you have used this BurdaStyle pattern before, so if you have any words of wisdom, please do share - I'm still very much an amateur!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy following our progress!