The Free Motion Quilting Project: Inspiring Fashion of the Past

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Inspiring Fashion of the Past

Last Sunday Josh and James took off for a movie and I took off to Charlotte to the Mint Museum of Art to see their Fashionable Silhouettes collection. What an amazing trip it turned out to be!

These dresses just make me want to pull out my patterns and Lucy, my duct-tape dress form, and design something amazing!

This was my favorite gown of the collection. It featured French lace on the wrong side of the train, which means only if the bride accidentally flipped her train up would you see it. Such extravagance!

After wandering through the dresses and shooting pictures (these are apart of the museums permanent collection, so pictures are allowed) for more than an hour, I felt so inspired to come right home and start working on a new big, magnificent, SOMETHING - a quilt, a gown, a costume - I don't even know what.

Ultimately it reminded me the simple lesson from The Artist's Way - every artist must go on a creativity date to absorb new ideas, new art, new images, then go home refreshed and filled with inspiration. That's certainly how it worked for me!

Let's go make something amazing!

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. You lucky girl. I love looking at costumes. They are so inspiring aren't they?


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