dinsdag 6 november 2012

Move Forward

Last September I started a new adventure by applying for a fashion design course in my hometown. It is a small school with enthusiastic women who all share the love of the technical side of garment making. Even though I'm surrounded by positivity, I can't help but feeling like the odd (wo)man out. 

The first time I used needle and thread was during arts and crafts at primary school. My teacher was so surprised that I couldn't get a simple technique like this done. She said I was lucky I had brains because I had two left hands. My six year old me didn't think of it that much, but I never enjoyed a craft and arts project since. In my mind I simply wasn't good enough and would never be. Now 30 years later sometimes I still have this angst I won't be adequate. Especially if I need to use my hands. Luckily the adult me is aware that Rome wasn't build in a day. That practice makes perfect. So whenever insecurity creeps on me, I'll remind it that I am in no rush. Mistakes are a part of the learning curve. Feeling anxious is acceptable as long as I keep moving forward.



But for this project I couldnt wait so long, so I designed a dress based on a kimono. Thank god for Eline, senior student at fashion school, she helped me out. The reason I decided to design this dress was the lack of designer clothes in larger sizes in the Netherlands. The model wasn't even that "big", at least not for my standards. She was a EU44 which I believe is a UK16. I used the dress recently for a Geisha inspired photo shoot. Right now, I'm waiting for the photographer to develop them. Hopefully I can show you the final results very soon.

What inspires you to keep on moving forward?

14 opmerkingen:

  1. I wish more people would start new adventures like you. You are wonderful xo

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    1. Ahw, thanx! It takes time though, so who knows what the future will bring and how things evolve.

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  2. That's awesome! I can't wait for you to buy your clothing line! ;) Hey we gotta be positive, right?

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    1. I meant: "I can't wait for ME to buy YOUR clothing line". lol I typed too quickly!

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    2. Hahaha, yes let's be positive. Thnx for the support love, much appreciated. I'll send u my first sample sale for reviews ;)

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  3. Bravo to you for going back to school, in spite of the negativity that old teacher fed you!! The dress you made is AMAZING!!! I want to learn how to make clothes..very inspirational my dear.

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    1. You should!!! Your creative energy is amazing, am already loving your clutches company so can't imagine what you will bring to the fashion table. We need more diversity in fashion so go for it!

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  4. This is motivating. And please don't talk bad to or about yourself. You had the courage to take on a new task and you're doing it. That in itself is commendable. I LOVE Kimono dresses!!! Good job!

    MIss Daja
    No Boiz Allowed

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    1. Good to hear Miss Daja. It is not down talking but simply being open about insecurities we may have despite all the good stuff in our lives. And you know what? It is okay to be insecure as long as you keep on going. I'm so happy you like this dress. Back to the sketch book again...

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  5. this is awesome! im so glad you are doing the course. I really love the dress, cant wait to see you wear it! :)

    xx
    Anita

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    1. Thnx Anita! I'm enjoying every step of the way ...

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  6. Well done you my friend. I have all the faith in the world in you. You inspire me, no pressure, just beingness. Love you.

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  7. Wonderful woman!

    You are doing what i am planning to do!!
    Have been sewing a bit and have the sewing machine and locker inthe corner of my bedroom.
    As a MUA and hairstylist I do not have enough hours in the day to work on all of my dreams and plans, but this post really inspires me!

    Keep it up and yoi will succeed!

    By the way... As we live in the same city I would love to work with you on a shoot in the future!




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    1. Thnx Jennifer.
      I know what u mean: a day of 24h sometimes doesn't cut it, hehehe.
      Sounds like you're in the right groove, surrounded by the elements of your dreams. There's is a time for everything.
      Send me an email, so we can discuss a photo shoot. I have some rad plans for 2013 so who knows!

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