One of my hopes for making garments from my Fabric Collection is that I get get an aha moment. The perfect match sew to speak! Looking looking looking through Pinterest and designer runway Collections is inspiring but also dangerous. When inspiration causes confusion instead of launching into a project, it's a problem. All looking and no creating does not make you a creative person.
Developing an idea from your inspiration takes bravery, risk, discipline and action. Skipping from a thought to another new thought, prevents commencement.
After being inspired there is a time to draw and write what you really want to make.
Eeeeeek Commitment Time!!
Finally cutting into the Fabric and beginning the process of creation is scary and exciting.
I am a big fan of Hero pieces that are dramatic and comfortable. Inspiration plus the "memademay challenge" to wear "My Designs" every day, has finally meant I have committed to bringing my style visions to life.
After sewing so many outfits and tweaking patterns I am no longer afraid to really make what I really want to wear. I want what makes my heart skip a beat. Right now I'm delving into my Winter Fabric Collection. I'm ready, willing and able, to simply have a go and sew them up. Simple shapes, a cut here a slash there...I'm having fun.
Spending time with each piece of fabric.. holding it, turning it upside down, sideways, adding a dash of fur.. cutting, sewing, trying on, snipping and finally wearing!
The Fabric is the Star of the show! The colour, print, feel, drape, texture and print are the "Design Dictators."
What has been your challenge this "memademay" and at this halfway mark have you still been going strong?
Zoe from ....
started this challenge 8 years ago and....
It's not too late to join either!!
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