So it’s been a while since I’ve written anything… I feel like all my blog posts start this way but you know… life! Nevertheles, I’ve still been creating; now the spirit is moving me to write about my creations.
I have in mind this stunning jacket/duster I created about 3 months ago, first let me ask my “Sew-lovers” a question, now I know like myself most of you visit fabric stores weekly for no reason at all, or we may have just gone for a spool of thread but we end up buying fabric loads for no reason. Well, I shouldn’t say no reason, we always have a plan in mind, some great design idea depending on hat weekend’s inspiration, some technique we always wanted to try and we saw the fabric type just perfect for it; or simply put, there was a sale and we had coupons (Damn you Joann’s Fabric and your coupons!!) All that to say us sew-Lovers are fabric hoarders and with that in mind, I do not feel too bad that my place resembles an entire fabric store.
Now with that in mind, you must understand that there is fabric I have had just here sitting here looking at me for years, literally but I do not worry because I know some day, at the right time, a design or look for that fabric will hit me and I will be moved to create something amazing.
I have just explained what happened to me with this jacket I’m going to write about, that particular weekend in December I actually wasn’t feeling like my creative self, the week had taken a toll on me, to be honest I felt drained and I was grateful for the weekend, my daughter was spending the weekend with her Dad and I woke that Saturday morning looking forward to day of Netflix and sleep but as I was drinking my morning tea this sparkling fabric was looking at me so I sat and looked right back at it as I drank my tea. As I drank my tea I knew I had plans to go to Wynwood Artwalk later that evening, I didn’t have an outfit in mind, figured I would pull something simple out my closet since it’s a street art festival, lots of walk, lots of amazing art, a night to be comfortable.
Sidenote> for those of you who do not what Wynwood Art Festival is, if ever you are in the Miami are you must check it out, especially my cultural art lovers. It happens every 2nd Saturday of the month, where the streets are closed down and art and creative vendors are everywhere, captivating grafitti on the walls, vendors displaying their art along the street, art galleries are crowded, food trucks are everywhere and the block parties in between are….”lit”.
Back to the fabric still looking at me, then I got this idea for this duster/kimono look and I could wear it to the Artwalk, the fabric is sparkly, its colorful, its louds, its perfect!! I got to it immediately, didn’t even finish my tea.
This project took over my day, in a good way of course, by Mid-day, this is what I was working with:
And here is the result!
My friend and I had a blast at ArtWalk, by the way, I must add, she is also an amazing designer and artist known to most as ‘Ms. Felony’ with her own clothing line “Nandzins Pole Wear” focused on Pole Fitness and of course if you are in the Miami area you must check out her studio , Pole Felony Fitness and take a class or two or three ! , I’m sure after one class with her, you will be hooked!
Oh and if you asked what is in my head, well it’s a brooch of course ( one of my many obsessions…antique brooches) , I try adorn my ASMI headwraps on a regular basis!
I do hope you enjoyed this lengthy read as much as I enjoyed writing about telling you all about it!
Blog to you later xx