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Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday Morning Inspiration

Good Morning! and a very Happy Christmas week to you all :) 
I love details, those special little accents that set a garment apart and give it that oh so special touch. I came across this photo and fell in love. What a lovely accent on a jacket sleeve. This photo sent me on a search for more ideas and I found some that I thought were extra special. 
Look at this interesting sleeve. Just a straight sleeve with a pleat that has not been sewn down. The cuff is just a simple rectangle.
Simple, feminine, delicate and so pretty. Simple to do too!
 What a lovely cuff for a simple white shirt.
Now, you may need someone to help you with the tie, but how about adding a tie to a cuff rather than buttons.
 Cuffs on steroids, but fun!
 So simple, but how special is this?!!!
This is a cuff from a 19th century riding jacket. I think this would be pretty on any jacket or shirt. 
How about adding a lacing detail? 
 There's a lot going on with this cuff, but what a lovely accent.
What a fun idea! Rather than doing a placket, insert a zipper. 
This is a lovely idea for any t-shirt that you would like to add a little life to.
I have never thought of doing this. Use the button on the placket to give a slight roll to a cuff and hold it in place. Of course a little ribbon detail on the inside of the cuff and the placket makes it all the more interesting.
 And finally, a couple of remakes that I thought were rather fun. Cuffs as accent straps.
 Cuffs used as cap sleeves. Fun!
Just one lovely detail can make all the difference in a basic design.
Have a lovely week and be sure to take some time to do a little something special for yourself.
Rhonda



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15 comments:

  1. Great detail ideas. Interesting and most should be easy to do.

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  2. Great inspiration! Thanks for this post

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  3. Happy Christmas to you too! And what lovely details. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Wow great sleeve details! So many creative ideas and techniques

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  5. Fabulous post - wonderful ideas and so inspiring. Thank you so much for putting it together!

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  6. Love the sloping button placket in the first image.

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  7. Hi Rhonda. Thankyou for those wonderful ideas. I wish you a very,very Merry Xmas and a happy,happy new year and thankyou for being the best blogger ever.... you are soooo inspirational.
    Best wishes,
    Cathy (New Zealand.

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  8. LOVE these! What a great inspiration post!

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  9. Thanks so much for this inspiring eye candy. I'll have to Pin some of these photos. Great ideas!

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  10. Sweet! Great inspiration. I saw several designs that drew my attention. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you & your family. I look forward to all your outfits next year. My favorite are your accessories & shoes. Of course your fabric for the projects does too.

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  11. Great inspiration and great post! Merry Christmas!!!

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  12. Fabulous sleeves. Thank you for sharing your inspiration, Rhonda. You always find the most interesting things. Here is wishing you a very happy holiday to you and yours. All the best for 2015 when it comes. Festive best wishes, Kelly xxxx

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  13. I really appreciate these posts--what beautiful details!

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  14. All really lovely ideas. Thanks for the inspiration Rhonda - and have a wonderful ChristmasūüėÉ

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  15. These are all very inspirational and I know I will be utilizing some of them in my future projects

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