Note to self πŸ“πŸ™‹πŸΎ

β€œEverything that I’ve ever done I can still relate to, and feel connected to it in a way. There’s no part of my life that I look at and go, β€˜I don’t recognize that person at all.”
― Ian Mckaye

​I came across a quote the other day, about not being ashamed of your work. At some moment in time this body of work  gives life to an experience, something I went through. It freezes the moment in time, evoking similar emotions whenever revisited.
I’m at the point were I won’t say its shame but more so judging… Guess when it all boils down to it, its all just fear. Fear of my work not being good enough, nor coming out the way I envisioned. Or even worse, messing up and having to start over.

So its an on going process of reminding myself, although I’m not ideally where I want to be & not producing my best quality of work. I keep in mind that’s how I get better, just keep working. Build on my craft, nobody is great when they’re first starting out.

Thats what’s so magical about art & engrossing one’s self in their craft. Sure it may not come out exactly as envisioning, but always leave wiggle room. Allow yourself permission to slip up, recover and find your way again. Keeping in mind imperfections means character, and the spontaneity challenges lead to fun. 

Thanks for stopping by

     βœŒπŸΎ & πŸ’—

Peace & Love 

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Drape Success πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„

I don’t usually post my progress with Draping because its so tedious & its a lot to try to explain over a typed text…… But some times when you do exceptionally well & surprise yourself, you just have to tell someone. Well all you someone’s I have great newsπŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š.

We were working on draping a blazer, & life has left me feeling a bit overwhelmed these past weeks. But I stuck it out {& so glad i did.} Gaining more motivation after each stage of the drape.

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This was right after I created the lapel, but right before all the difficulty of the collar set in.

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I’m draping a 4 panel blazer

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Back view, with collar pinned & semi rolled.
I would have to say the part I found the most challenging was the collar.

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There’s a fashion show coming up next month, thinking about constructing this blazer, or one similar. Because I’m so excited about the whole thing. I really want to see how it would like fully done & on a model.

Thanks for stopping by
     ✌ & πŸ’—
Peace & Love

“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
                        ✌ & 💗