I got a new sewing machine recently and I have been sewing up a storm. It feels good to take up a new medium and exercise a new part of my brain. I do not enjoy sewing garments from patterns- too easy! Instead I like to do a little sketch, brainstorm how to construct it, and experiment with my fabric until I can engineer the correct construction.
For example, at the Art Museum we have an exhibition of the past 300 years of men's fashion opening this weekend. On Tuesday I decided I needed something men's wear inspired for the opening Saturday, so I sketched up these striped wide legged trousers.
I went home, found some nice black and white striped fabric in my basement which had been patiently waiting for the perfect project. I folded up a pair of pants and used them as a pattern and just googled "how to..." when I needed help. Youtube is always my savior. I think they turned out pretty great! I call this look "circus pants couture".