Tell Yourself a New Story
Imagine Your New Style Story
It's great to refresh my point of view from time to time. We can all get in a rut, me included. I can look at my CLD pattern envelopes and the memory of the last garment I made sometimes blocks any new thoughts.
That's when I realize that my eyes are half-shut. I need to open them wide to new ideas. Sometimes, it's as simple as paying attention when I'm running errands: is anyone wearing something that catches my eye? I can stop by the bookstore and breeze through a couple of fashion magazines, or I can browse a few of my favorite fashion websites, especially the ones beyond my price range. Often, the result is a forehead slap--why didn't I think of making a shirt out of that kind of fabric? Or, I could make a detail something like that one I just saw. Or, I never would have thought of that color combination, but I love it!
So here are a couple of ideas to play around with. I hope this will jumpstart your imagination.