Saturday, May 9, 2009

Addicted

During a particularly stressful semester during my master's program, I decided that it was so stupid I was torturing myself this way. Why had I chosen a career that required 500 years of school? I found myself wishing I would have gone to school at Parson's. Surely I would have become a famous designer in a few years. Ha!

Needless to say, I did not drop out of school to become a fashion designer, but my love for fashion has always gone far beyond shopping. I adore pouring over books on the history of design and admiring fashions from throughout the centuries. I especially love sketching and fashion illustration. Lately I have become hopelessly addicted to sewing.

I love the whole process, from start to finish. One of my favorite parts is deciding what to make, then going to the fabric store. Examining the endless bolts of fabric and forming a vision of what I want to create is so much fun. Some of you lovely ladies commented that you wished you could sew. YOU CAN! It just takes a little time and patience, but it is so rewarding.

I finished my little black dress last night and I am in love. I have no way to photo myself in it because hubby is working in Alabama this weekend, but I will share it with you as soon as I can. Since my addiction has taken over, I'm now starting a new project:

{Soon to be transformed into a skirt}

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend and indulging in some of your favorite addictions!

3 confessions:

Imjustagirl said...

Can't wait to see the dress! I am envious of those who can sew.

Jules said...

I give you credit! I think it's awesome that you can design and sew. I cannot belive you finished the black dress already. I can't wait to see it :)

Texan Couture said...

Very cool, I wish I could sew, can't wait to see the finished product!