Friday, February 17, 2012

A Spring Collection Update

   I feel like I've been spending a lot of time at the college working on pattern drafting, sewing samples, making adjustments and re-drafting my spring collection. There's so much work that has to be put in before I can actually begin sewing the final garment pieces. All this work sometimes leads to major frustration on my part but I have to remind myself that this is a skill that takes time and I need all the practice I can get.

   I'll admit that I'm afraid I won't have enough confident once graduation comes along to actually do the things I dreamed about doing. Yet once again I'm trying to keep positive and remember, (sorry for the cheesy saying) Rome wasn't built in a day. I can see my skills drastically improving and choosing to do my own collection was the best thing I could have ever done for myself. It's given me the opportunity to face many challenges and either with the help of other or by remembering past lessons, I'm able to figure out solutions and work in different techniques to get the garment to where it needs to be. Today I can say I'm incredibly proud of myself and though there's still a lot more learning and work ahead I'm happy with where I am.
   A few nights ago I woke up at 4am so stressed out about a pair of sample shorts I was working on for the collection. The fit was just awful and I couldn't figure out why. Yesterday I returned back to school and after a few hours I was able to fix a few things. Now I'm pleased with the over all fit and the waist band. This was such a huge relief to me.

   I can't wait to show you guys my full spring collection!


Julia said...

It's amazing how much pressure we put on ourselves at times, I'm sure it will all go well.

There will be lots of different directions you can take afterwards, it will all be worth it in the end xo

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I'm sure the whole collection will be amazing. It's incredible how we are able to pull things together when the pressure is on. You've been waiting for this day :)

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see these! :)