I began my journey as a fashion designer when I was only 12 years old. Of course, back then, it was more of a dream than a career. I started learning how to sew from watching YouTube videos and refusing to read the instructions on my sewing machine. The designs/outfits I created when I was first starting out were more cringey than I would have liked them to be. However, back then, I was so proud of what I was able to accomplish with little money and no experience.
Even though my past work is not something that I am completely proud of anymore, I decided to show some of the clothing I made 1-2 years ago. I believe that it will help someone out there who is also just starting. I hope that it will help people see that practice makes almost perfect. Never give up on anything. Especially your passion. If you want to become something or be the best at anything, you can if you just keep at it!
In the video below, I show, describe, and discuss my old designs that I created over the past 1-2 years. They are rather recent since I, unfortunately, threw away my very first designs. However, I hope you enjoy!
WARNING: Really bad/old pictures ahead!
From March 2015 // This two piece outfit was one of the best I've sewn in my beginning years. Although it is only a circle skirt and a tube-top, the pattern in the cotton fabric really makes it appealing to the eye. It is fun and flirty (so I thought)!
From January 2015 // As some may know, I love Japanese culture along with South Korean culture! This was my attempt at creating a semi-lolita inspired dress. It was a fun creation and one I wore until the colors finally faded.
From September 2015 // The early stages of making pants for me was a hard one. Even though I was still currently trying to master the art of it, these were some very awkwardly fitted pants that I didn't like that much. I believe I only wore them once!
From January 2016 // I created this two piece crop top and skirt for a dance at my high school junior year. Fortunately, I didn't end up going. However, I still really enjoyed the colors of the fabric! It wasn't my worst design. The only thing I would do differently is the shirt. It was my first attempt at color-blocking and it didn't turn out that great.
As I have said before, never give up on your dreams. It might sound a bit cliche but I am saying this from the heart! If I gave up on the first poorly made skirt I created, I would never have made it this far. I wouldn't have shown collections at various fashion shows, showed my designs to the world, or even have continued to blog! Good things come to those would wait, practice, and believe in themselves. It all starts with you.