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Sometimes is funny the way I get inspired to make stuff, for this top the story is very simple, I love bridges, I love Engineering shows. I love to watch Discovery Channel just for that :) and while watching this Particular Episode, I thought about making a top Inspired in this Mega Bridge.

I know it's kind of random, but that's usually how I get inspiration.

And this is the Top:

Bridge concept top

Bangkok Bridge top

Conceptual design

I haven't had the chance to wear it yet. I was thinking about pair it with a jeans skirt to it doesn't look so formal.
I also had to share a picture of Curly, this is how he looks at me when I take pictures of clothes outside, probably wondering what am I doing :)

Conceptual design

Do you get inspiration is weird kinds of ways too?



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

23 replies
  1. LALA
    LALA says:

    Thanks for the comment love! Can’t wait to share a homemade goodie with you! I’m looking forward to your post tomorrow.

  2. Becky B
    Becky B says:

    This is so cute! You are so talented! I’m in awe with each of your lil creations. =)

    ps. Curly is looking like he’s on the mend… It’s good to see him doing better!

  3. Karin van D.
    Karin van D. says:

    I love this top. The lines, the shape, the drape, beautiful! I know what you mean about finding inspiration in the weirdest places. I often tell myself to bring a notebook along, so I can write everything down, but unfortunately I forget to do that most of the times. So then I come home and have to run towards my studio to draw what I thought of. Looks pretty strange to other people sometimes I can imagine ;-)

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Im so happy Im not the only one like this (weird to other people) because of my running to sketch things out!! :)

  4. Laura!
    Laura! says:

    I love it! *-* how to do but put…sorry if this is not misspelled English
    use the translator U.U’..please tellme if you speak spanish(:

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Hola Laura! si hablo español, así que no te preocupes con traducir nada -No sabes la alegría que me da recibir comentarios en español!! Muchos saludos!

      • Laura
        Laura says:

        Hay que alegría mi ingles es super básico |: …hace poco descubrí tu pagina y me enamore muchísimo y me encanta que pongas como hacerlo porque (aunque no lo hago) me gustaría hacer los vestidos y blusas y las bolsas *-* que haces.Me encantaría que pusieras como hiciste este hermoso vestido. Hay por cierto yo tengo un perrito como el tuyo pero en negro<3

        • Joy
          Joy says:

          Que coincidencia que tenemos los mismos perritos! Yo creo que pronto haré un post sobre como hacer esta polera, lo malo es que no tome fotos, así que tengo que dibujarlo o quizás cuando haga la próxima tomare fotos para un tutorial :)

  5. Shannan
    Shannan says:

    I love this shirt! You have to do a tutorial on it, I rarely ever find tutorials for shirts I like.

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      I will try to post a tutorial once I have time to draw it, or I make another one to take pictures of the process :) I’m glad you like it!!

  6. roe
    roe says:

    Colors get me every. single. time.

    I will see a color, ideas will quickly start generating, and I’ll run around a place like a manic, trying to catch the pigments before they leave me. I’ll buy gifts in color, create in color, organize in color, but the inspiration always hits me whenever I’m out just living my life, doing the ordinary, doing the random.

    I LOVE that top. I’d wear it RIGHT now, if I hadn’t committed to wear only ten pieces of clothing for the summer. Some skinny or wide leg jeans would look super cute. Joy, wonderful!

  7. Candy
    Candy says:

    Hey! I loved this top I really like it, could you upload a tutorial about it? because I wanna do one, see ya

  8. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    Te quedó precioso este vestido! Me encanta! Yo apenas estoy perdiendo el miedo a costurar sin patrón. Solita me estoy enseñándo! Así es que me inspira mucho ver creaciones originales!!!!

  9. Daniel keack
    Daniel keack says:

    You wouldn’t hav hapened to make a tutorial for this would you have? I would love to attempt making this for a special girl but i don’t have the slightest idea where to start. Thanks it looks great and I’d love to try it

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Im sorry I have no tutorial for that one, but If I make another one I will post one for sure =] Have a good day!

  10. Daniel keac
    Daniel keac says:

    Thanks I absolutely love all of your stuff and your bears are amazing gifts but I wanna make my gf a dress if I told you how I wanted to do it do you think you could give me pointers on trouble spots?

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      I think the hardest part for me was to figure the shape i needed for the front, so I would suggest you to use a mannequin or someone else because at that time I didn’t had one, or anyone that could be my model and it was a nightmare. Hope that helps =]

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