Fabric, fabric everywhere. I’m back in my studio which still isn’t finished but there’s too much fabric to wait until it is.
Summer has finally arrived and brought with it a lot of rain, torrential rain at times. The beach is happening and I’m slowly getting inspired to get back into the thick of things.
Was it the rain, bad news recently received or missing my family and friends in Australia? I don’t know but I confess I haven’t felt like doing anything. Overwhelmed is a not a new feeling but one I haven’t felt since leaving the corporate world, yet it has returned. Add disillusioned to that and you’ve got a myriad of emotions.
I usually keep so busy that I don’t have time for such thoughts or emotions. However, this time I became reclusive. Shopping can usually get me out of any funk but I’ve had no desire to shop. A new hairdo can lift my spirits so I got a fabulous haircut which helped for a few days. I spent time working out at the gym, it helped a little. Then I finally pulled some fabric and started creating a new wardrobe and suddenly it felt like a cloud had been lifted.
Getting started was easy, I made a pair of jeans and put a glitzy zip fly in. Nobody will know it’s there unless…. but I will. It’s kind of like that feeling you get when you wear your sexiest under garments.
I’m not usually a fan of pink for myself but I do love daisies, so my next project was a pink pant suit. Pale pink pants and a pink daisy top from the fabric shown at the top of the blog.
As I started to make these outfits, I began to get excited and couldn’t help but pull out more fabric. Well I admit I went to Pinterest and Instragram to get inspired by things I love and while there isn’t much I don’t love, I do love colours and textures.
Here’s some of the fabric I’ll be using for my new wardrobe. Now all I have to do is find the time to do it all.
Hopefully I stay inspired long enough to complete my new wardrobe.
In the meantime, Keep Creating!