I found this beautiful printed green mesh in the fashion District in downtown LA in May 2021. It was so beautifully printed with green, pink, blush, maroon, mustard and spring florals I just had to have it. Unfortunately I didn’t get the response from others that I expected. No one was feeling this fabric. So instead of pushing it to the back of the fabric storage and lamenting in my financial loss, I decided to use it to challenge myself. 22 looks for the year 2022. It was a good way for me to explore new designs and push myself to uncomfortable places so I could broaden my design and apparel construction skills.
Since I have so many yards (I suspect around 100 yards but it’s hard to tell since I bought the whole roll of fabric) I would have more than enough to make 22 looks and even make made-to-order looks for anyone else that wanted to purchase a style.
I started with a mock neck to neck tunic and tights. I adore the idea that I could make different styles of pants with the fabric. The fabric is so comfortable to wear and very easy to work with (my Juki serger loves it! Although there isn’t a fabric my Juki doesn’t like).
The second look was a circle skirt and a square neck long sleeve top. I loved experimenting with a new neck line for this look and I love the idea that look #2 looks like a 1 piece dress, but is actually two pieces.
The third look was a one shouldered bodysuit with a glove. I.Love.The.Glove. The glove was a design construction I was nervous about, but I wanted to try it despite my trepidation.
Gloves will be big for fall, mark my words!
All in all, the journey so far has been so rewarding! 3 down 19 to go!
Y’all pray for me.