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Sewing Inspiration from Old Movies

submitted by Hélène Muriel Doyle
from Threads #121

As creative dressmakers, we are always looking for inspiring new ideas, or a new twist on an old one. Keeping a scrapbook of garment pictures is one way to stir one’s imagination. I also like to sketch interesting garment details while watching movies at home. Movie costumes of the ’30s and ’40s (especially those by Edith Head and Adrian) often have appealing style lines and unusual dress detailing that can give your wardrobe a custom-made look. Keep a sketch pad and pencil next to your remote control — it might just make all the difference on your next sewing project.

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