This was the final week of my dress challenge. This week I finalized two more dresses, and with $$ still being the issue and being unable to purchase the fabric for the last five dresses, I decided to create some top variations of the dresses in the collection for myself, but also as looks to add to the collection.
I sketched four tops and created three this week. I’m excited to wear the tops! I love the excitement of the first fittings, whether it be for myself or the first time seeing a garment on a model. It’s a great feeling to see the process of sketch, fabric and pattern drafting, which are all 2 dimensional, come together and create a wearable garment, and when it fits just like the sketch its the best feeling!
Although I didn’t meet the challenge, I can say this was a great experience, it really got me moving to finish the collection. With eight dress and three tops complete , I feel like the stress and overwhelming sense of work I had sitting on my shoulders is relieved. I also know that I can finish the remaining garments within a short time-span (most likely before the end of February), and get to the fun stuff like a look book shoot and two upcoming shows in March.