If you follow me in Pinterest, your feed may have been inundated with olive green vests and structured jackets today. I attended a groundbreaking event today for the Burke Museum in Seattle, and as I stood in the crowd I could’t help but notice all of the unique and stylish students, museum employees, and local government representatives. It was a cooler day and everyone had donned their light or mid-weight jackets.
My Works-in-Progress (or WIP) list is very long, so naturally my mind started swimming with oodles of projects and self-designed garments.
Even though I am very excited to be sewing more clothes for my everyday life, I really miss the creative development process of making costumes from the pieces of patterns. At the same time, I don’t want every garment I make to have to be from scratch. The sewing community is rich with awesome patterns for shirts, dresses, and now pants, but I haven’t fallen in love with the outerwear options yet. So, this will be where I embrace my creative design impulse and explore drafting, draping, and sewing a couple statement pieces from scratch.
I feel giddy about all of the possibilities. I will share more about the original inspiration for these garments in another, less sleepy post.