The Full Dress

Friday, 29 June 2007

The Full Dress, originally uploaded by erica_knits.

Well it took weeks to go from inspiration into a dress, but I am so happy with the result. This is the first of my fall wardrobe that I plan to sew this summer. The inside is done entirely with french seams, except for the collar and the plaids match... for the most part. ok ok it was tricky!
However, I will have to find a better place to take my picture...

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"
  • Sal, Ch. 1
I borrowed this book on tape from the library and listened to it while I was on the road last summer. I love this quote in particular, I love the mad ones too, the ones that love to live. The ones who find excitement in life and everyday things.
Like dresses, songs, books, and the jazzy words of Kerouac.

Ps. Watch This D.A.N.C.E. by Justice

Gingham on the brain thanks to Mizutamago

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

I can't get this dress by Mizutamago out of my head!
Note: at the top of my scrapbook page "Built by Mizutamago" is written, of course I'm giving her credit!

Listening: Les Plastiscines, via Nylon's Music Issue... I love french Pop, especially when I understand it.

Ode to Jenny Gordy of Wiksten Made

In my eyes this girl can do no wrong, and since I've referenced her creations more than once, it was time for an ode.

To be honest this has been in my scrapbook for awhile now, but I have this idea, that I'm going to post my scrapbook pages, I hope it works!

Plaid Love

Monday, 18 June 2007

Whenever I start a new project I become obessessed with finding inspiration. Since the fabric for my new dress is a nice lumberjack plaid, I've been battling how feminine the cut can be. Here is some outfits that I love the best:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2008, and Lover's Black Rose Army Collection. Also these on flickr: Impulse Seattle, Wiksten Made, Minirobot. All amazing, but I've settled on a Built by Wendy, just like Wiksten Made.

Reading: Huis clos par Jean-Paul Sartre (for class)
Watching: Paris Je T'aime, and Nancy Drew
Listening: Bat For Lashes from no good for me
Loving: my bicycle (a vintage Raleigh with a wicker basket)

First Blog and Boyfriend Visit

Sunday, 10 June 2007

I've wanted to start this blog for quite awhile now seeing as other blogs are a constant source of inspiration to me. I chose the name copycat because I'm constantly searching for inspiration, most often fashion related and I wanted to share what I find inspiring. Being a "copycat" is not about replicating, but to me, it is about being inspired by others to create on my own.

My boyfriend just recently moved to a new city which is not too far away so last Saturday I drove in to visit. It was such a wonderful day, which started off with gelato, yum! It was an amazing day, and to top off the visit I made some great shopping finds!

I have been searching everywhere for circular sprinkles, and they had been impossible to find, until I visited Bulk Barn.. I think I'm in love.

A new summer dress, I love purple, I think it's one of my favorites,
and this dress is just so easy to wear.

Some great new plaid fabric, so now I have to choose which dress pattern it will become!
I was inspired to make a plaid dress by this talented girl!

These are my favorite magazines on shelfs right now:
Lula -Editor-in-chief Leith Clark is Canadian! Yay, and it's just amazing.
Paris Vogue Collections Vol. 4- A gift from my wonderful boyfriend
Russh- A great magazine from Australia, I'm in love with the clean layout and its constant referal to past trends and icons like Bridgette Bardot.

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