July 22, 2009

MIDYEAR RESOLUTIONS

>>first one is to get a good sturdy professional sewing machine and some sewing books starting with Pattern Magic Vol 1 & 2. i've wanted to do this for a while and i think now's the perfect time since i'll be graduating soon-- and i'll have about 9 months off to just hang out and do my own thing (besides, what do you know, i'll be pursuing a career in fashion after all! i try to keep "personal" info at a minimum on this blog but i think i will have to write about why and how i came to this conclusion...i'm sure it would be a long post and i need to figure out how to put it in a way that makes sense but the right words should find me eventually)
anyway the books are all about playing with geometry and a lot of the techniques described are ones we often see gracing the runway. i'll definitely need practice but experimenting with these ideas should yield some interesting results. there is even a flickr group where people are showing off their creations inspired by the books.



>>second one is to take more photos!i have never made a habit of carrying around a camera (although there was a time when i was really into disposables) and i'm beginning to fear that when i'm much older i wont have any photos to help me remember what my early 20s were like. i quite like the nikon d1x and i am thinking about getting one...but probably not for a while.



for the sewing machine i am considering brother's nouvelle....if you have any recommendations that would be great

7 comments:

t. said...

amen to the 1st part of this post... gearing that direction as well :) we'll see... i'm excited for you. great flickr link also!

Ally said...

Such a weird coincidence, I was looking at buying those books online this morning. That flickr group is great, thanks for posting! Also I look forward to seeing/reading about what you do in fashion, you have such a unique vision it is bound to be exciting!

Ashley said...

I'm also thinking of investing in a Nikon..my camera doesn't take very clear photos.

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Stephanie said...

I have those books and they're wonderful!

anna said...

Buy a Pfaff sewing machine. Pretty expensive, but reaallyy good.
http://www.pfaff.com/

coco said...

ya I agree with anna buy a pfaff! they are really good!!!

yui said...

anna,coco thanks ill check it out