“Try & fail, but don’t fail to try”

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In my progression to become a Fabulous Fashion Designer; I must have attempted to construct pants four/five times, with succeeding only once Lol. Constructing these pants from scratch however, has proven to be a more difficult undertaking than I initially thought. But, IT’S NOT IMPOSSIBLE!!! Going along with the saying; “Mistakes are proof that you are trying.” I am going to persevere, working through these mistakes.

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Draft made out of muslin.

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Normally when an aspect of my design doesn’t go according to plan; I get frustrated, flustered, and a bit discouraged. At the moment I feel none of these usual negative emotions. After analyzing the circumstances of my latest design mishap, a rush of inspiration has come over me. The cognitive wheels of my imagination are pumping full speed ahead.

I’m deciding to scrap my original idea, going further with what may be an even better concept. {Meaning tomorrow I’ll be due for a quick fabric run.} If the saying holds true; that “all things happen for a reason,” one reason for these reoccurring “stumbles” is to show growth. No longer deterred by self-doubt, through the folds of my evolution of personal greatness I’m learning it’s all a learning experience.

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My persistence is key, and giving up is not an option. So onward and upward with Faith, Hard Work, & Dedication.

                        As always,
                 Peace &Love ya’ll
                        ✌ & 💗

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Chronicles of Fashion Design

Slower but surely overcoming those obstacles of patternmaking.

Guess this would be the opportune time for me to attempt to define the fashion terminology of patternmaking. The process of manipulating the pattern paper from a one dimensional to two dimensional shapes. Durning the patternmaking process we create Drafts; which correspond with measurements from dress forms/models, these are the basic foundation. Next there’s the Flat Patterns, this is where the manipulation takes place; through slash, spread and the pivot techniques. The patterns that are manipulated become the Working Patterns and are the bases of the design.

My relationship with patternmaking has always been one of loathe and frustration, but necessary for my fashion design process. Now looking back at it, the negative feelings of frustration towards patternmaking was due to literally tripping over my own lines. It was a never ending battle with paper, tracing over my slopers. I rarely would ever get the shapes right, I guess its because I was more comfortable with draping. When I drape I get a better feel for the creation of the garments, providing me with a clearer picture of how everything will turn out.

That was what patternmaking was like back than; now its great, signs of improvement. I’m still anxious about how the fit of garments will turn out. Maybe my meditation has all my patternmaking chakras a line,:)😄 Lol. Who knows, maybe patternmaking will be my new thing…. 💭

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Ankara Inspiration

This is an example of the pair of pants I’m currently creating the pattern for. Its a pair of slacks with a peplum at the waist, but mine will have a little twist…..

Oooo the JOYS of Fashion Design :)😄😄😜:)
                 Peace & Love ya’ll
                         ✌&😍

“Seas” The Day

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I know, I know it has been so long since I’ve posted on House of Goal. I’m here, still committed to accomplishing these goals more than ever.

Recently I went to the beach wearing one of my creations; Teal fringe bikini top.

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The bottom its paired with has two gold clasps worn at the hip. As shown below,

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I created this swimsuit in May 2013, & it still fits. Wonderfully, may I add πŸ˜πŸ˜„:)

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Still loving the fit in 2014. πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ˜„:)πŸ’—πŸ’›β€πŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ˜

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Long live SUMMER!!!!!
& let’s keep knocking out those goals,
✌😚
Peace and Love