Tuesday, 26 March 2013


I find myself having somewhat of an unproductive day and have finally started to make sense of what I need to do next. The problem of working for yourself is that there is no one to tell you what to do, which means a) you can just not do anything and have no one except yourself to answer to, and b) if you're not sure what you should do next, you're going to have to work it out.

Having learnt a fair bit about self-motivation whilst at university, I am struggling more with the latter of the two options, since there are so many things I could be spending my time doing that I often find it hard to decide where to start. I'm sure I'm not the only person that has experienced this, and although there are a plethora of helpful books at hand, I'm then faced with the decision of which book to turn to. Unbelievable really! There is my business book, the one about starting one's own fashion label, the one on designing and printing fabric, let alone the boundless amount of information readily available on the internet. I don't mean to sound like I am complaining, as without these resources I would be, well, nowhere, but I'm just having one of those moments from which I feel like I need a bit of a push in the right direction.

I have spent the past few days wondering which fabric I should use for the blouses I am currently working on, and by wondering I really mean worrying intensely. I'm fully aware that this worry is rather unfounded, since the worst that can happen is I lose a bit of money along the way by means of trial and error, but still, it's there! It suddenly struck me this evening, however, that sometimes looking so hard for the answer can be a little detrimental (they say such things about love in films all the time) - so I decided to take myself over to the blogosphere and just get acquainted with fabrics that take my eye.

The Sartorialist and Jak and Jil have saved the day once again!

Images 1, 3, 5 & 6 Sartorialist, 2 & 4 Jak and Jil

I feel much better and more inspired from just screen-grabbing those images and putting this post together. Sometimes all you need is a little creative kick! I shall have to take myself over to the sewing shop in town to get an idea of the fabrics I can get hold of within a 10 minute drive, but I have a feeling it would be better to go a little further afield in order to find a great fabric store. I'm thinking Bristol should have at least one... Hopefully that will pull me out of this funk and give me something to focus on in order to move forward.

Hope everyone else's day has been a little less stuck-in-a-rut-y than mine. Happy Tuesday!

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