A touch of the elements- harnessing the inspiration

I doing some important research, aka surfing the web cos I didn’t want to do what I was supposed to be doing, and I landed on Pattern Vault and the free patterns she links to. I saw some of you commenting on her blog which was a fun thing to notice. Here are some things that caught my eye from the free patterns on the Show Studio site.


It would be interesting to see how I can implement bits of these pieces into the costumes I make.

Do you ever pull from items you might not wear other wise? Do you like looking at random images to get you inspired?

6 thoughts on “A touch of the elements- harnessing the inspiration

  1. Gillian says:

    I’m pretty darn practical in my sewing… but I live seeing how other people (yourself included!) are more playful with their wardrobe! It’s something I got used to seeing a ton in Japan (oh look, another girl in a maid costume… of look, another guy dressed like a dark elf…) but it’s much less common here!

  2. Brooke says:

    I am very much like you – I think it has to do with being a costumer/into costuming. I often find myself inspired by things that aren’t my style at all just because I love the look on someone else. It’s always fun and challenging to find a way to make it work in my (rather eclectic) wardrobe. =)

  3. Vicki Kate says:

    Wow, that gauntlet is amazing! I’d love to go to Japan just to people watch… I get inspired by a lot of things, even if all I can actually use is a colour combination or a small detail.

  4. Katie says:

    I spend hours drooling over images online, and even current fashion magazines, if there is any element that I like I save it. Yes it means I have files of thousands of images, but I do refer to them when I’m designing. Or just when I need a creative inspiration, and when I’m daydreaming.

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