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?