Friday, November 12, 2010

Making a Mood Board

I'm always tearing things out of magazines and catalogs, often images of garments that I like. Usually I keep them in the back of whatever sewing journal I'm currently using. But this morning I was inspired to make a "mood board", using one of the closet doors in the Sewing Cave. It's nice to be able to arrange them--they tell more of a story as a grouping than as a sheaf of papers in the back of a notebook.

Right now, tunics and leggings are interesting to me. So are coats, now that the weather has finally cooled off. And details--the fabric roses on several garments, the origami trim on the t-shirt, the ruching on the gray blazer, and Ralph Lauren's chiffon top layered over a lacy sweater.

It took very little time to do, and the door was one of the few blank areas in the room. I see it evolving and changing over time, and it'll be interesting to see how it will influence what I buy, wear and sew.


sdBev said...

Nice idea. I can see adding cork board for easy change ups!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I'm loving the Mood Board especially since I recognize quite a few of those pieces!

Duchesse said...

Knit sportswear leggings are not big here for women (young adults, yes) but the hosiery ones are a boon to women cyclists and the perfect in-between before it's so cold.