Other than M&J Trimming and Mood, when was the last time you had to actually STAND ON LINE in a garment store?
Really, think about it...
Things are pretty quiet in the district these days. Sure, many design businesses get their goods over the phone, online, and by sending assistants, gophers and interns to swatch, so when you shop nowadays, you've got a pretty good amount of elbow room in many of the district's best places. If you read this blog, you already know where to go to find wonderful things!
We need these stores to stay in business and thrive. We need them to continue to have great things for us to buy!
A recent Speakeasy participant told me that she used to sew long ago, but her interest was recently rekindled when she discovered that the things she truly would like to buy are not available in stores. Tired of settling, she realized she could make things!
How about you? I'm in a very creative moment right now, working to make beautiful things with fabric I've had for some time. Here are some ideas that sing to me:
Recovering an old chair/sofa!
Making a new dress - kinda inspired by this!
Using patterns and colors that delight!
Showcasing features, colors and textures that excite me personally!
My machine is humming... more later!