This is the latest invention, design my own. It began as a slipdress, then seemed to be destined to be a skirt, but then back to the slip dress with a layer of linen gauze removed. I like it now, not at all what I had originally envisioned but it's very pretty.....I like it both with the skirt it is shown with and with some bandeau pants I just got at TJ Maxx.
My favorite inspirations for clothing comes from South of France, country, Bohemian and romantic.
One day I will simply JUST KNOW HOW TO SEW ! Instead of trying to engineer something from scratch and trying to figure out each step of the way! Can't wait for that day people, cant wait!!
In the meantime, what I do make at least stays together LOLOL....and that is the most important thing.....and that the edges are neat, and no loose threads, and nothing sloppy. Can't wait also to have a good sewing machine, that does more than straight or zigzag stiches!
And a quirky thing about my sewing, I'm fussy about some details and others not fussy at all! LOL and this makes for questioning eyebrows in some people......for example, on the inside I wanted the straps to be neat inside. Will never be seen except by me but when I saw the inside, I had to make it look more ''finished'''.......
but.....then with something as prominent as the belt, I will leave it completely unfinished! LOL.....explain that to me? I don't even get it, but I do know when something looks sloppy or simply bohemian. I love this one, so lightweight, feels like nothing, and yet can look so pretty and elegant.
TEXTURES!~~ Its all about textures.......I can totally forego color because the textures speaks volumes!
These are gauzy linen and crushed tulle......sigh.......love!
and these tones look great on my olive skin......with silver jewelry.
In the meanwhile, I DO enjoy what I make....
Drawstring pants coming up. I've procrastinated a bit on them because I decided to sew up all the pants I had with holes. I literally patched them! Once I got that annoyance out of the way, then I HAD to finish the above piece which has been just lying around for months, neglected, and I couldn't take it anymore....I hate loose ends, know what I mean? I'm a bit funny that way.....soooooo.....
NOW I have the freedom to think and be creative with nothing haunting me to get done first. And I realized my drawstring pants were not going to be so simple as the last ones, these are going to have some fun details, and only after I work out each one in my head, then I can sew it....and this means everything, from how to cut the fabric, to how to piece it together and what happens in what order.....such a mental exercise this all is, but its good therapy!....results in BEAUTY too! :D so I love it in the end.
Art is therapy!
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