Liv Purvis – What Olivia Did
Who doesn’t love Liv Purvis’ style? If you ever doubted the need for floaty dresses, ruffles and
You might remember from way back a post where I spoke about my favourite Highstreet/online destinations for style and sewing inspiration.
This post is about the latest from the high street that is inspiring my future sews.
Last year I made the Butterick 5030 wrap dress which I loved and this year it’s clear that the high street is still loving a wrap dress and so am I. I love the fabric of this yellow floral one. While the sleeve details on this white one from Reformation adds an interesting detailing. I’m also interested in making a wrap blouse and I’m particularly fond of the frill around the neckline.
Although similar to the wrap top in style I am also liking these deep v tops and dresses. Again I love the playful edge the frills add. I’ve been looking for a pattern similar to the red Topshop but haven’t found one. If you have any recommendations let me know below.
In my eyes, Reformation always wins at little playful dresses and this yellow polka dot version is no different. I like the fact you can wear it on or off the shoulders.
While I know I wouldn’t make this in such a plain fabric like this navy, I really like the neck detailing on this Olive clothing dress. I have the Simplicity 8264 which was part of my Make Nine. But I like the fit and flare style of this dress over the shift dress style of that pattern.
I currently have a Megan Nielsen Rowan WIP which is in a similar green stripe to this Topshop tshirt. While not similar in style because I opted for the v neck version of this pattern and added flutter sleeves, I really like the contrast neck band of this tshirt. Perhaps next time I make a crew neck version I’ll give this a go. Plus pink and green are my ultimate colour combo.
Which highstreet shops are your go to for inspiration? Let me know what you’ve been loving in the comments below.