design details board
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Finding inspiration, and then finding the support to attempt new techniques is our job as artists and crafters. Making the climb from the safe and familiar into new territory pretty much ensures that we will hit some trouble and not have the same level of success as before.
This is where I am recently. I can easily make a very nice knit top, or yoga pant, or even a passable pair of woven slacks. I can sew with a variety of fabrics and make a variety of silhouettes. I know what will get me immunity at home. I know what colors, what fabrics and what styles will give me a "win" from the public around me. This one did not get me immunity-
|"One day you're in, and the next day..."|
Below is my version of the Colette Crepe dress, and I also like it. It hasn't yet been judged by my panel at home but I am pretty sure it will receive a better score than the tunic above. Quieter colors, a little body conscious, and it's feminine.
So, Readers, do you try new patterns and styles, only to be disappointed in the result? Do you continue with your original vision and try again? Or, do you discard a style or color or design detail and go back to TNT (tried and true)? How do you nurture your creativity and vision?