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.

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

  2. Great inspiration! Thanks for this post

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

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

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

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

  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.

  8. LOVE these! What a great inspiration post!

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

  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.

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

  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

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

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

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