For one of my last projects during my internship at Mood Fabrics, I was inspired to create a dress, pretty similar to the last one I made, for my birthday. I was only able to create the bodice of the dress. I wanted to incorporate sleeves, trimming, and a super cool collar! Sadly, due to a time constraint, I wasn't able to finish it. Instead, I made a written blog post for that week, and a black velvet dress the following. Now I'm kinda stuck with the fabric I was using from two weeks ago. I was so uninspired to create anything. After a little time and thought, it came to me. Just because I didn't have a completed dress I wanted, that doesn't mean I didn't have a finished garment! My unfinished dress became a pretty cool long sleeveless blazer! This post will more so be focused on how to regain inspiration for a project versus the actual tutorial for the garment.
Sometimes when creating a project, we run into certain obstacles that can easily turn us off from it completely! We either get busy and lose focus, don't really know what to add or remove, or just simply lose interest in the project altogether. It's just like having writer's block and never wanting to return to the story. Well how do you get it back? By stepping away, and coming back with an open mind.
One of the best examples of coming back with new ideas from being uninspired is shown in the world of Sustainable fashion. Sustainable fashion, which is slowly on the rise, is the use of eco-friendly and recycled resources to help create entirely new projects! Take a quick trip to google and do a little research on this topic. Look for famous designers and trends in this fashion world. You may just get inspired again! =)
If I would've continued to believe I had nothing to work with, I probably wouldn't have saw the blazer I basically had. All I had to do was create a few hems and...
Voila! A long sleeveless blazer created on accident! It's great for the remainder of Summer and can be a vital piece for the coming Fall. I folded and stitched down the shape of the collar and it created a really nice accent to the blazer. Again, unintentional!
And then, I made this....
Nothing too special. Thinking it could be used as a beach cover up or even a shawl for a formal gown. I just sewed two fabrics together, cut two armholes, and voila! What a collage, huh?
Giving up is the easy part. Getting inspired is the challenge. Let us know what you get inspired to recreate or conjure up!