I've finished the patchwork cushion I had talked about yesterday, it's rather floral and pastel shades make me think of spring. It's got a fresh feel to it for me and is a gift to my eldest sister.
Whilst stitching the heart to the cushion I decided I needed some background entertainment and so put on the film Chocolat to watch. I love this film, unfortunately not as much now I've read the book as it's so different and think I would have loved it even more if they'd stuck a bit closer to the book, but the thing I've always loved the most, that still remains, is Juliette Binoche's costumes! Oh, how I love the colours and the styles. I'm especially drawn to her peachy colour outfit at the party on the boat for Armande and the one she wore for shouting at the mayor. Sadly despite how vast the internet is I can't seem to find a full picture of either of these outfits. So I'm thinking I'd like to find some fabric and make some clothes similar to what she's wearing. I also love the dark blue dress she wears on the pier when the wind is changing again. I don't want this to be a costume or copying exercise but I'd like to emulate the look.
I'm working on a skirt pattern from Burda magazine at the moment, it's got a pleat at the front and pockets! I love skirts with pockets! I always feel a little lost without pockets. I bought some fabric from the market yesterday which I'm using for this project and got some more to make another top with. Like I said yesterday I'm sorely in need of handmade clothes to wear for this Me Made March project. The funniest thing about the fabric I bought for the top is that it's from JoAnn's, it's funny to me as I've always read on American blogs about JoAnn's and most of them have a love/hate relationship with it and I always wanted to have something from there, just to say I've had a piece of material from there really! Strange I know but it's just a thing of wanting to know what the fuss was about. In any case it's pure cotton with a dark brown background and light brown and mauve pattern on it. Doesn't sound very appetising the way I've just described it, but I like it!
What are you working on? Are you inspired by film costumes?