It's really fun to look back on your old work sometimes. Though I am sure you will hopefully enjoy it as much as I do...
This look was created during my first winter break of my freshman year in college. I had gotten more involved with Fine Arts at that point, which provided a different, but equally enriching, perspective on creativity and design.
I still had not had any formal training in fashion design at the time, although it is just as fun to drape and experiment with different silhouettes and pattern layouts. I had wanted to drape with the idea of a circular pattern shape at first, that changed in width, almost like a very subtle spiral.
I'm not quite sure how this exact skirt design came about, but I loved working in a very unpredictable manner and letting a kind of innate design sense take over.
I wanted to create a skirt where the front and back are different designs, but can be worn both ways.
I have thought a lot about whether or not I should sell this look on Etsy. It is a product of much labor and love, and since it came about in a very un-calculated process, I am not sure I can fully re-create it. Just like a fine work of art, it is indeed unique. However, I have no place for it and I am always looking to the future of my creativity - on to bigger and better things. I would also love for it to find another home where someone can appreciate it perhaps more than I do.
So...any thoughts, my dear readers? Part with it on Etsy or keep it for my personal archives? Would you buy a dress like this?