I fancy myself a kind of artist. I love fashion designing, sewing, writing, cooking and being creative on a whole. I also do my own hair and all that, but that is for another day. I am good at a lot of things but I am not awesomely wonderfully fabulous (AWF) at any one thing and therein lies my problem, because AWF is my goal.
Even though I love fashion design I never thought it prudent to study the “masters.” I guess I am afraid that my “creativity” would somehow get tainted if I studied the work of others. Or better yet, it would be proven that I have no actual talent and I would have to give up and accept my mediocrity at all things creative. This is a totally infantile and naïve interpretation of the matter but no one said I was a grown up.
I have tried on several occasions to sketch, but the images I put on paper are never as they seem in my head, so I have taken to simply buying the fabric and attempting to create what I see. I have had limited success with this, because my inability to sketch is surpassed only by my inability to master the art of cutting patterns based on what I see in my head….major conundrum.
In light of what is obviously an impasse between my “creative genius” and practicality I am going to take another approach; I will enlist the help of either a professional sketch artist then hire a seamstress or I will hire a seamstress that will impart her infinite wisdom regarding garment construction. Even though I am not an artist, I have a full blown artist budget; therefore I will take the less expensive road.