Monday, September 14, 2020

Monday Morning Inspiration/Byron Lars

I have loved Byron Lars since he first appeared back in the early 1990s. First of all, how could you not be drown in by that infectious smile?!!! The New York Times says, "he was heralded by insiders, and overlooked by the fashion system. So he created his own." And did he ever! You can read the full article on this incredibly talented man HERE. A very inspirational read.  

I absolutely love this piece from his current 2020 collection. While it has a vintage look, it is so modern and fresh.

In 2011, Mr. Lars designed the dress below for Anthropologie. To this day, it remains one of their longest running hits selling more than 60,000 and counting. You can find it HERE on the Anthropolgie website.

Designed in 2010, this skirt is just as exciting now as it was then. Talk about cargo pocket inspiration!!!!

I always love seeing a designer's sketches. What a gorgeous dress!

This piece is from Spring 2015. Absolutely love all the detail on the pants.

Mr. Lars is a designer who has never taken no for an answer. I think that you'll find the article uplifting and thought provoking. It would even be a great discussion topic for a sewing/design group. So much to ponder.

Before I go, I thought I would share a piece that I put together last night. It's the Envelope Dress from Cris Wood Sews.

I have this great batik border print fabric, and I thought the border would be fun running down the center of the dress. I ended up cutting the length and making it a shorter dress as I know I'll wear it much more often. It'll be great worn as is, paired with a t-shirt or turtleneck. Pictures of me actually wearing the dress will be coming soon! This is a piece that you can literally put together in an hour. Simply a great, fast make :)

Have a wonderful week!

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  1. Great article. Thank you. Love your Envelope Dress.

  2. Thank you for posting this. Of course, I've heard of Byron Lars but didn't really follow his work. It is gorgeous and inspiring.

  3. I'm so happy to read he is still designing. My Byron Lars Vogue patterns are treasures in my pattern collection.