Each day I make my way through the fabulously fashionable streets of New York as I hurry to and fro. Up 5th Avenue. Down Madison. All around SoHo.
Enter sewing. Two years ago I was inspired to take on a craft. A creative outlet, if you will. At first I couldn’t use a pattern. What did all of those markings even mean? But now I’m hooked on them. Burda and Vogue and Simplicity, oh my!
Now I find my two worlds meshing on a moment-by-moment basis. Beautiful people wearing beautiful, dreamy outfits cross my path each day and I am starting to understand how inspiration works.
My most amazing realization, though, can be found in those huge glass store windows. Armani, Prada, Saks, Henri Bendel. Amazing things. Things I want. The things that caused me to take up sewing in the first place-to make the things I can’t afford. And now, with the patterns I have accumulated, the links I have found, and the tricks I’ve picked up along the way, I’m ready to attempt to master the Masters’ creations. And maybe, just maybe, I can make them even better…
Join me as I try to conquer couture on my own.