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SS2011 inspiration – Sunburnt Country

photo taken by me…

Even though how my Spring collection will be manufactured is still to be determined (Eeeeee I can’t wait till Saturday to check on my possible manufacturer!) – I really couldn’t hold myself back from sharing my main inspiration for this collection with you.

Honestly, I’m sure some of you saw this coming… but I just couldn’t help being inspired when we were back home in Australia. All the dryness, all the heat, all the texture – that’s what summer is to me. Every time I walked out into the blistering heat, smelt the salt air, or walked on the scorched dirt and looked at the dry plants, I couldn’t help but hear this verse of Dorothea Machellars famous Aussie poem, My Country, going over and over in my head.

My friends – you would not believe how much this little verse is inspiring me. It’s a collection inspired by all sunburnt country… desert, plains, ocean and clear blue skies. And I’m more than a little excited for spring…

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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13 years ago

It’s so nice to see where your inspiration comes from! I am really excited to see your spring 2011 collection!!

13 years ago

Can’t wait to see what you come up with and hopefully snag something for myself this time around!

13 years ago

what wonderful inspiration! i cannot WAIT! to see what you have planned for spring! i’m so excited to see it! and good good good luck with the manufacturing!!

Pam Speak
Pam Speak
13 years ago

Wow I was hoping you’d get a manufacturer, more to go around I hope! I adore your clothes and I’m so excited about this!


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