Handmade Wardrobe / Inspiration

Muse: Eat Sleep Wear

The thing that I love about the internet, is the amazing access we have to great sources of inspiration. For me, the world of blogging has introduced me to so many women that I can now think of as muses when coming up with my designs.

One of these girls is the ever sweet and positive, queen of encouraging words, Kim of Eat.Sleep.Wear.

A few weeks ago I was really struck by the lace crop top she wore in this post. I could not stop thinking about that darn crop top!! What did the rest of it look like?! I just loved it! So I decided to make my own interpretation. This is it. And yes if you’re wondering, I will put a peter pan collar on anything. ANYTHING. I also may have been (ok totally was) a little inspired by her styling when putting this look together – Something about it just feels a little Kim! (maybe it’s the socks?) – though the hair is inspired by the beehive master Veronika– unfortunately it did fall a little flat by the time Chris took these photos, but I think it’s a pretty good first attempt?

So what do you think? I can’t wait to try this little top out in more ways – it seems to go with everything!

Top: Megan Nielsen
Skirt: Megan Nielsen, Olivia skirt SS2010
Cami: Cue
Stockings: Cats from Woolworths
Socks: Target
Shoes: Gift from my mom, bought in a Hong Kong market

ps. thank you all so much for the feedback on my longer skirt! I was feeling rather nervous about it, but now I think I will have to get into making more longer skirts!!

About Author

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

love your lips and hair! viva la full bangs and teasing. And lovvvving the shirt. lace + peter pan collar = heaven.

13 years ago

Gorgeous! How awesome that you can just whip up a top like that. My sewing skills are alright but totally not that great there yet! Inspiration to keep sewing :)

13 years ago

I love how dark and beautiful this look is! Both your hair and the lace crop are gorgeous. But you had me at red lips ;)

what would a nerd wear
13 years ago

holy hotness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you look amazing!!

13 years ago

love the new look!

Just Better Together

13 years ago

Oh my gosh Megan, you look SOOOO pretty today, seriously! I love your hair like that, and the lipstick is perfect.

I seriously LOVE this look!

13 years ago

Such a great look! I love your hair, and I think the locket and the flats match wonderfully.

13 years ago

i love that lace top i can see why you couldnt get it out of your mind!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

13 years ago

:) I love how you just sew things when you want to wear them! Seriously I love seeing what all you make!

Elle Croft
13 years ago

You look amazing; that top is perfect, and red lips just suit you to a T!

13 years ago

This is awesome- your blog makes me wish that I had (and knew how to use well) a sewing machine so much.


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13 years ago

absolutely LOVE this look on you! especially the bright red lip and your lovely side swept bangs… perfection!