Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Time-Machine Tuesday: The Illustrated Hassle-free Make Your Own Clothes Book.
One morning, I woke up with an incredible feeling of emptiness. Something was missing from my life; something was missing from my wardrobe. I have the fits of insanity if I wake up before 10AM. My thoughts are kinda muddy or slushy or something.
If I actually find a way to function, it usually involves sleep walking to the computer and writing down a bunch of those in-between sleep and awake ideas, just so I don't lose them.
This particular morning, I had been fixated on caftans/dashikis. Maybe I watched the musical Hair before I fell asleep. Maybe I really liked the ones that were dismissed by Michael Kors on Project Runway as "the Brady's go to an Autumn Harvest festival". Either way the thought permeated my existence. I searched for patterns and books that seemed authentic (read: vintage) because I obviously couldn't exist without a super bohemian ethnic print top.
(pictures from RogueRetro on Etsy)
Remember that I'm still half-asleep.
I eventually came across this book, The Illustrated Hassle-free Make your Own Clothes Book, and that became my new obsession. I thought it would be a really useful and fun read (and it is). It makes sewing simple garments really accessible and smart. I adore it.
Even if I never actually make my dream dashiki, I'm still super glad I found this book!