April 4, 2016

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With the Colfax Sewalong coming up next week, I thought it would be fun to gather up some ready-to-wear inspiration to get your ideas flowing. The Colfax dress has a lot of options for customization and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. I love all of the dresses above, but I am especially obsessed with the shibori one. And I love how they used a small stripe for the contrast. I can also see myself living in a sunbleached chambray like number 4. So easy to dress up or down. And you know that I love black and white, so number 1 has me smitten with it’s oversized graphic print.

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I found so much inspiration that I couldn’t keep it to just 6 so here are some more. I have a black washed silk version on my mind just like number one. So classy and easy wear. I think I would pair it with some gladiator sandals and wear it everyday this summer. I am also on the lookout for for the perfect lightweight linen or gauze for a beach coverup version like number 6. Wouldn’t it be fun to sew it up in view B and change the direction of the stripes for the hem facing and yoke?

Well, I hope this gave you all some ideas. I can’t wait to see what you are making. Just a reminder that the Colfax Dress is 25% off through the end of the contest April 29th. For details on the contest click here and be sure to check back in a couple of days for lots of fabric inspiration.

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  • Reply Helen Wilkinson April 4, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    Such lovely inspiration! I am immediately drawn to number 2 & 3 i the top section, perfect colours for spring/summer. Cant wait to get going on this!

    • Reply True Bias April 4, 2016 at 2:15 PM

      love those as well. i totally see wearing those all summer with sandals and throwing a jean jacket on in the evening.

  • Reply Nik T April 4, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    Have you seen washed silk for sale in the garment district? I have been on a hunt forever and desparately want to source some. Also all of these are PERFECT!

    • Reply True Bias April 4, 2016 at 2:17 PM

      ive bought washed silk from chic fabrics for really cheap – like $10 a yard. It’s in the back right. Just a few colors though. Also, I know that Metro has some on occassion and I have bought some at mood before although it will be closer to $16-$20 per yard. Good luck!

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