First week here, and I assumed this theme challenge in two ways, divided into the two pieces I created. When I first thought about Nature… Spring… I thought about poppies. I loved seeing them popping in when Spring arrived. I used it as my inspiration and chose my fabric for the shirt/tunic. It is a dark blue chiffon, with some sort of polka dots that aren’t red nor orange.
And now that I have told you about the tunic and first inspiration road, let me tell you about the second way I looked at “nature inspired” and the shorts. Nature = Mother Nature = Maternity… of course! Nature is right now working its way on me and I couldn’t let it pass on unmentioned. I first thought about making maternity pants, but I already had a pair and what I really missed in my wardrobe, now that warmer days are closer, are shorts. I drafted the pattern out of my own maternity jeans, but instead of using a large belly band, I switched it in my piece for a smaller band with a wide elastic. The construction of the shorts was pretty much the same as you sew jeans, I can’t precise what fabric is this, it’s not denim or chambray, but feels quite similar to it.
Thank you Magda! From one expectant mother to another, we think you (and your nature inspired outfit) rock! Everyone be sure to come back tomorrow for the third nature inspired creation! See you there!