(please excuse the smudgy mirror but I do share this space with two grotty children)
... and finally yesterday they arrived. I'm particularly thrilled with them as they're a creative collaboration between this fantastic woman, Leonie @ Raglan Guld and myself. I printed the patterned fabric pieces and she did an amazing job sewing the pants... and I mean amazing - this is one high quality garment (complete with sachet of colour seal to ensure the longevity of the pants).
It is a real buzz for me to have a pair of fisherman pants with my first patterned print. Want a closer look?
Ta-dah! Designed 100% by moi!
Something wonderful happened to me earlier this week. A friend of mine was visiting at my place as we'd arranged a 'play date' (urky phrase) for our sons who are the same age. She isn't that aware of my creative pursuits and I was showing her some bits and bobs from my creative space - unaware that the pattern on the fabric shown above was designed by moi she expressed her strong distaste for it. I tell you - it was one of the best things to happen to me - it didn't hurt. Not at all. Not in the least. In fact it was rather amusing to me. It was great because I have been shy about sharing my designs, cowering to my the inner voice (that at times is prone to shouting) - what if nobody likes it? Now I know the answer... it doesn't matter because I love it. I loved the process of designing. The thrill of transferring it to acetate and then to the screen's emulsion. I loved the ups and downs of printing it - the learning curve on calico and then the big exhilarating event onto a linen/cotton blend. The rush I got when I had finished it and the realisation that it had worked... and now - to see and wear these amazing pants. I can't wait to wear them out the front door and strut down the street wearing them... and yes - I will be strutting - but not today ... it is raining.
So instead this evening when the kiddies are sleeping soundly (o please let them be sleeping soundly!) I will be printing, printing, printing!
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