I have been known to see a cute outfit on the street and snap a quick iPhone photo for reference. Recently I saw a woman wearing a pencil skirt with a double ruffle hem. It was so classic but unique at the same time. I didn’t have time to get my iPhone out and take the photo so the image is only burned on my brain.
I looked for a similar skirt on google using “pencil skirt double ruffle hem” as my search criteria. Here are the closest.
So, it didn’t really look anything like the first photo but it shows you the double ruffle clearly. The skirt was more business-style. More like the second photo but I think the hem was longer in the back, like the ruffle got wider slightly.
Anyway, the point of my rambling is to show a little bit of where ideas come from…it’s usually from the street. What other real women are wearing. (Okay, sometimes I’m inspired by celebrities.) For example, I recently snapped this photo of my friend, LQ. I liked the ruffle detail on her skirt.
Now to find a pattern since I’m not good enough to draft my own yet…
Where do you get ideas? Inspiration? Do you make it right away or does it percolate in your mind for a while?
What I’m listening to: Where Is My Mind by Pixies