Last year was a wonderful year for my handmade wardrobe. I started the year with a few summer dresses and ended the year
Inspired by my Spring clean post I have been planning lots of makes and filling in the gaps within my wardrobe. When I was younger I would love to create style moodboards by cutting out all of the images from my magazines. I love doing this but rarely find the time to do so. So these days all my moodboarding is done digitally. Of course everyone is familiar with the holy grail that is Pinterest but sometimes through laziness I screen shot images on my phone, which is probably why my storage full warning keeps flashing up.
To free the storage on my phone, Pinterest is of course the best place to keep all those inspirational images in check. I like to pin items that I am interested in recreating, but ultimately I like to pin style images that inspire me. The images above are from my latest mood board which is acting as a brain dump of visual inspo for SS17 help me reimagine items already in my wardrobe or even my style for the new season. They also help me think about how I might use fabrics or patterns already in my stash. I always try to think about how I can use what I already have rather than buy more! However, if there is something that I really can’t stop thinking about and don’t have anything in my stash to make it, then I will go and buy something for it. I’m getting good at spending less so this happens less often.
Based on this moodboard some of the things I have prioritised to sew are a Holly Jumpsuit, which I spoke about in my last post but my moodboard has helped me decide that it will be a denim version. I’m super excited about this one and I’m planning to use this denim from my recent Sew Crafty Design Team haul.
Also going to crack on with my Named Reeta dress, which is cut and ready to go. I have been questioning whether the style will suit me but seeing these two wonderful maxi/midi shirt dress images have made me eager to just give it a go.
Do you create mood boards to inspire you? How do you create them?
If you use Pinterest too let me know what you’ve been pinning in the comments below.