Choosing fabric for my designs is one part of designing I totally love. I could fill my days with thinking about designs and searching for the right materials. This coat is a project of my second year. I choose woolen material, light in color. The design is simple which makes the choice of fabric very important.
Today I was so surprised to see the effect of my design, made by Eveline, in a completely different fabric. She did a great job using this color, which matches perfectly with the color of her hair.
This is one of the new designs I have been working on during the christmas holiday. I was thinking about a long coat for quite some time when I found this green fabric at Neidig (www.neidig.nu), a shop for sustainable fabrics close to Wageningen.
Pictures by Eveline Pronker
Spend the afternoon at restaurant Goed Proeven to celebrate the results of the exam. I have been wearing a lot of wollen sweaters lately which is one of the things why I really like wintertime. The shoes are a present of my mom, they are so comfortable and easy to style they became one of my favourites.
Quick shots from this morning. Mondaymorning is one of my favourite moments of the week. Eveline picks me up with Ted, her dog who is always joining us in class,, and we follow our way to the city. Today we had exams which made me realise time is running fast. It's 2015! I will graduate this year! I'm excited and scared at the same time. The sweater I'm wearing is one of may latest designs.
Spend a big part of my christmas holiday working on new designs. I searched for the right shape for a jacket which is the new project for my study. I decided to use the shape for the different projects I already had in mind.
I haven't been feeling well the past week. I had some problems with my health and I feel like I'm wasting a lot of time trying to get better instead of thinking and working on new designs. Most of the time I'm happy with every hour I am able to spent on following my dream but sometimes I get to a point where it totally frustrates me. I know I will get stronger day by day and I can not wait for the time I will be strong enough to start my working day early in the morning while finishing late at night.
My sister did a great job creating this color palette picture. I love the way the clothes somehow fit in the environment. I combined my own design, the shirt, with a high waisted jeans from Things I Like, Things I love.
I promised to keep you posted about my my 'bow' collection. This is the progress so far! At this moment I'm not following drawing classes but i'm still practicing my drawing and working on projects.
The past week I spent my time working on a project for school. I went to buy this beautiful woolen material at Neidig (www.neidig.nu) close to Wageningen. Dark bleu was exactly what I was looking for. Nothing held me from starting the process of designing. I knew what kind of shape I wanted to go for so the start was easy.
Further in the process there is always a moment when I feel completely stuck. I'm insecure about the shape, the materials, everything to be honest. This time it went the same way. I felt like something was missing but I couldn't figure out what exactly. I was looking for something to make the winter coat less chique and more comfortable. After a day at school and changing thoughts with some persons who always inspire me I finally know which direction I have to go.
This skirt is one of the most inspiring pieces in my closet at the moment. The design is just brilliant. The skirt moves in many different ways when you walk which results in many different shapes and silhouettes. I think the skirt will be perfect for the winter as well combined with a warm cropped sweater.
They say this weekend will be the last days of the summer. Autumn is coming up, which I actually don't mind. It's my favourite season of the year. I love the freshness outside, cover myself with wollen sweaters and scarfs. But I'm happy to be able to wear my summer dresses in September. The dress in the picture is one of my first projects when I started sewing class a few years ago. I love the fabric. I remember that when I found the fabric at the material market in Utrecht, I totally fell in love and went again the next week to buy everything that was left.
Enjoy the weekend everyone! I'll keep you posted!
pictures made by Sara Beekman