Making pieces that become a part of your daily life and not impractical artifacts of your skill. Letting go of the preciousness of the handmade object and trying to incorporate the handmade into your dailywear.
where she has one form/structure and is exploring the infinite creative possibilities of creating a visual vocabulary within the constraint of the dress. Creating a style that is personal and distinctive, through play within set rules. Love.
Making clothes that have a transformative lifespan rather than discarded after they are out of fashion. This would mean to me remaking clothes that dont work for me anymore, or making clothes for my daughter out of old clothes of mine own. In Little House on the Prairie, were some of Laura's clothes made from Mary's old calico dresses? This I remember for some reason, whether real or imagined, and is what I mean for the transformative life of the fabric.
In thinking about it, 25% is actually not as overwhelming as it seems. Right now I am wearing leggings, a dress, or a cardigan or shoes. (OK, I'm not counting shoes because I am eagerly awaiting a pair of handmade ballerina flats from Elske.) Making any one of these pieces would be a start, and leggings made from a stretchy knit using Cal Patch's Leggings pattern.....there you go. 25%.
(Best Jacket ever spotted at a Stitches West past. Not handmade, but the flag I will be flying around these parts.)
For more info on check out the Seam Allowance blog or the community forum on Ravelry. (You will need a Ravelry account to access the forum). If you are in the SF Bay area, you can attend the inperson salon every 1st sunday at 530-730, for a small fee per meeting participate in amazing conversation, learn new sewing skills and get inspired!!