Sunday, February 23, 2014

Midwinter break is over, and I have made lots of progress with 20 time!! My mom was out of town throughout the entirety of the week, so I wasn't able to purchase any fabric to make clothes, but I did just about everything short of that for all the remaining garments. That doesn't seem like much, but for all the remaining garments my only task will be sewing pieces together. Hopefully, this will be simple and as soon as my mom gets back from her work trip I will be able to piece together the garments and move on to the next phase of the project: photographing and selling the clothes!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

NYFW

New York fashion week is this week!!! This means LOTS of inspiration has been coming my way. I found a lot of inspiration in a few of the pieces from Christian Siriano's collection. He's a designer that I've watched from his public beginning on project runway a few years ago. I've watched him grow as a designer and I am SO inspired and awed by the garments he comes up with. (This is a personal favorite of mine)
I've been thinking a lot about my own designs as I watch a lot of the NYFW shows, and think that I want to branch out a little bit structurally. Since I have zero formal training when it comes to sewing (everything I do when it comes to fashion is self-taught. Pattern making, sketching, production) and I've been thinking about signing up for some classes to improve those skills. I really want to get my clothes up on etsy ASAP, which is why mid-winter break is going to be crucial. I want to take some classes and learn to make pants. From what I've read, that's one of the most difficult garments to produce to fit well, and feel like I am up to the challenge and ready to branch out and get better as a designer. Thank you, NYFW, for restoring my inspiration and motivation for 20 time!! I can't wait to get to work. 
ALSO SOME EXCITING NEWS: a new high-quality fabric store is moving in about three blocks from my house! I'm so excited, hopefully that will be a good opportunity to find nice textiles for my collection. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bored

These past few weeks have been very busy with midterms, break and choir competition this past weekend. I've been finding myself with very little free time, most of which has been filled by studying for/ working on the mock trial, with absolutely no motivation to spend my spare few minutes working on 20 time. I've been trying to get back into it, but I've felt very uninspired and bored with my project recently, with no desire to spend my time on it. I'm hoping that I will begin to regain interest in my project very soon, as it is vital that I begin to produce more garments as we head into second semester.