One thing I have always had a fondness for is unique style. I love the bold, the daring, and the questioning. Growing up I was always surrounded by such stylish family and friends. My cousins, my brother, and I would always love to take fashion outside the box. We went to Goodwill and got disco outfits to wear to the mall one time, just to give an example. Maybe we were just young and having fun, but I like to keep that mentality. Fashion should be fun and expressive!
Lately, I’ve begun getting requests to customize some articles of clothing, mainly hoodies and jackets, and it thrills me that people like what I’ve done for some of my wardrobe and want it for themselves! Here is an example of a hoodie and a sweater I customized for myself using similar techniques:
The most recent request I have is to customize a pea coat. I’m quite excited about this one, as I’ve never worked with this material before, and I already have a few ideas for it! I’ll be sure to share the final product and some of the process when I get the actual coat.
One of my favorite things about customizing clothing is that they are one of a kind pieces. Even if I were to try to recreate something I have previously done, it would still have its own uniqueness in one way or another. To me, that is invaluable.
I’ll end this post with a sign my music teacher in high school had upside down: Why be normal?