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Michelle @ Falafel and the Bee’s Nature Inspired Creation

Our final contestant with her Nature Inspired Outfit is Michelle from Falafel and the Bee.  After you check out her work, be sure to vote in the poll for your favorite nature inspired creation.

For this first challenge, “Nature Inspired” I set out to make something based on these Springtime images:

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The dress was made using the Lady Skater pattern by Kitschy Coo. This is the very first time I ever used it. Different parts of me were different sizes, so I had to grade the pattern to fit. It is form fitted while also really comfortable. My kind of dress! I used a super soft textured knit in a purple that reminded me of the color of spring crocuses. We are surrounded by such lush greenery that when you see a bulb coming up, it is a beautiful contrast. I wanted my outfit to pop like those flowers of Spring!

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The pants are self-drafted. I love wearing free-flowing comfortable yoga pants (it’s like being in jammies all day…and who wouldn’t like that, really?). I never thought to make my own before this! I used a super soft ponte knit. This fabric is like buttah, I tell you.These have all the swish of a skirt with all the benefits of wearing pants. Spring, to me, is a time to shed the uncomfortable layers of winter and get down to clothing you can move in.

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I free-hand painted (with acrylic paints, then heat set them so they will stay on after washing) on a feather to look like it is stuck through the dress. I thought it added a nice touch without adding bulk. I put blue egg-shaped dots all along the border of the dress and white dots around the neckline. I also painted a nest and a feather onto a rectangle of knit to make a scarf to create some consistency and connection in the outfit. I love wearing scarves in the Springtime. They bring style to what you are wearing and provide some warmth for the slightly cold breezes we can get in these parts.

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This challenge really got my creative juices flowing! AND it helped me get into the mood of this season.

If you would like to read a bit more about this outfit you can head over to my blog, Falafel and the Bee.

Very, very awesome, Michelle.  We totally get the comfortable clothing idea, and your nature inspired outfit tops the list!  Now it’s time to review and vote!

Here is another look at each of the four Nature Inspired outfits.

StacynatureInspiredStacy @ The Land of K.A.’s Nature Inspired Outfit

Magda - Nature InspiredMagda @ House of Estrela’s Nature Inspired Outfit

becca&suzanneBecca & Suzanne @ Pattern Revolution’s Nature Inspired Outfits

MichelleNatureInspiredMichelle @ Falafel and the Bee’s Nature Inspired Outfit

Now it’s time for you to participate.  Vote in the poll for your favorite Nature Inspired outfit.  Voting is open NOW and ends at midnight Saturday.  Remember, 25% of their score is based on your vote!

Vote for your favorite Nature Inspired Creation!

  • Magda @ House of Estrela (5%, 7 Votes)
  • Stacy @ The Land of K.A. (7%, 9 Votes)
  • Michelle @ Falafel and the Bee (22%, 30 Votes)
  • Becca & Suzanne @ Pattern Revolution (66%, 91 Votes)

Total Voters: 137

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Voting is also now open on the Sew Along entries, and you get to choose the winner, so be sure to visit the Sew Along seamstresses and vote there too!  Come back Monday when we reveal the winners!

6 thoughts on “Michelle @ Falafel and the Bee’s Nature Inspired Creation

  1. Michelle! I want that dress for myself!!!! Really! and the pants?! And the paiting on the fabric? You did great!

  2. Love the colors and that looks so pretty AND comfy! I bet those ponte knit pants are going to worn all the time. I need to make me some of those. Love the art you did on it, too. That feather looking like it is poking through is very cool. Well done! 🙂

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  4. Great Job Michelle!!! It looks so comfy, and I love the painting – you have a serious talent there girl!!! Hugs!

  5. Thanks everyone! I am wearing it right now! LOL
    Certainly getting mileage out of this one!

  6. This is hard! I want to vote for more than one! 😉
    Sandy in the UK

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