Inspiration: Dusen Dusen

I love browsing fashion sites for inspiration. I recently stumbled upon this collection by Dusen Dusen and really loved their aesthetic…

I love the simple top that showcases that fab graphic print and I’ve just thrifted an almost identical pair of trousers….

I really like shirts. Slimmish fitting, but drapey shirts. The two below and the one above are my cup of tea for sure. Which begs the questions, why don’t I have any in my wardrobe at all AND what’s holding me back from having a go at Grainline’s Archer? The answer to the latter is, fear! I’ve just never made a shirt before. As is usually the case, until I make one, I’ll be convinced it’s super complicated. Then once I make one, I’ll realise it’s totally doable! Go figure! I also keep wanting to try out a pencil skirt. Now whilst I know that’s totally doable (and I have the perfect pattern cued up) I’m just not sure how to style it yet.  Pencil skirts are all about the waistline and I haven’t tucked anything in for years due to being self conscious about my weight in the past. It’s weird because even though I’ve lost all that weight (I’ve dropped from a size 14-16 to a size 10-12 ) and could probably get away with a waist cinching look now; psychologically, subconsciously, I’m still migrating to loose fitting styles that disguise my waistline rather than accentuate it….

…or maybe it’s just a style I’m comfortable with, and that will never change! This one on the left is cute. I like the slightly dropped waist. I’m plotting ways to create this from thrifted shirts. LOVING the painterly influence on the print on the right; and doesn’t it remind you of a certain sewing pattern

This is a silhouette that crops up in my outfits time and time again. Skinnies and a loose fitting top is kinda my uniform. 95% of the time, that’s what you’ll find me in! These tops (cute!) are kind of an oversized version of my cuffed kimono tee.  I definitely deed to find me some gorgeous prints like these in a nice silk crepe….

How about you? Where do you look for inspiration? Are there looks that you love but have never tried for some reason? Do you have a “uniform” that you stick to?

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7 Comments

  1. Geminae April 23, 2013

    We are opposites. I usually go for the fitted looks but lately I’m gravitating toward more comfortable flowy tops and dresses. I’ve lost a lot of weight due to health issues so I look kind of sickly these days and that’s what I’m covering up.

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    • Miss P April 23, 2013

      Hi Geminae,
      Hope you get on the mend really soon. It sucks to be ill šŸ™ I guess we’re all prone to disguising the bits we’re not fond of, huh?
      Px

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  2. Helen April 23, 2013

    You would look great with a cinched waist and could absolutely rock a pencil skirt – trouble is they’re not that small boy friendly (not really ideal for kneeling on the floor playing with cars)!

    A loose fitting shirt/woven tee tucked into a pencil skirt would look fab though!

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    • Miss P April 23, 2013

      Aw thanks Helen. But yes, possibly not a good mix with playing Hot Wheels, lol!
      Px

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  3. Andrea B April 24, 2013

    I love Dusen Dusen. Where can we home sewers find apparel fabric with such amazing prints?! I would replicate this whole collection if I could, though I do prefer accentuating my waist and can’t always get away with slouchy styles like these cool models.

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  4. Kestrel April 24, 2013

    That first outfit is so you! I like the cloud/paint splotch print dress too.

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  5. Beth April 29, 2013

    Those picks are definitely inspirational. I love the tops and the painterly pattern. Flowy tops and skinny pants are definitely part of my wardrobe, that is when I’m not wearing dresses.

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