Challenge #1—Falling Leaves, was tougher than I imagined!
· Too many ideas
· Too much fabric that I love
· My thoughts were all over the page, like falling leaves blowing in the wind…
And then….I was standing in line at a store, waiting to buy a tie for my husband when I saw IT: my inspiration! In front of me stood an incredibly beautiful woman robed in a glamorous patchwork coat. It’s tones were taupe and rosy in nature and the patterns were of a brocade construction. It reminded me of the leaves that have fallen and blown around.
Once home, I took another look through my stash and found exactly what I needed. My first Mood trip ever landed me a satin finished jacquard style abstract print in tones of brown, gold, taupe, beige and a bit of sage and burgundy. I embraced this piece and added a piece of taupe lambskin and a darker taupe textured stretch woven—both from Mood.
I found myself wanting to maximize these textiles—again, too many ideas! As I played with arranging them for a photo collage, I imagined the stretch woven as a pair of leggings and the jacquard as a ling line jacket with lambskin trim. I began to sketch and it took on life.
Will I actually create this outfit? Oh, I do hope so, but not right now. I have everything I need to construct my design except the buttons. I just may need to visit Mood for that!
So, what did you devise? Do share…
A new challenge next week.