December 1, 2017

Red wine waistcoat

November 20, 2017

Sewing the red wine waistcoat

Do you know that feeling, when some intense excitement strikes root in your stomach and it starts to grow a trunk, to expand its branches in your whole body? It’s just like your love towards somebody: when you have known the person for a while and you start to feel that pink bubble that wraps you together. This is how I felt when I began to sew this burgundy waistcoat. It was a ridiculously cheap second-hand blazer which I instantly imagined incorporating in some interesting outfits (see them here). Sewing is in some ways art, some ways math, geometry and architecture. There is a flat design which I need to transform to something 3-dimensional. It’s like 3D printing but on the vintage side. I feel like with all this technical development we tend to get too attached to the virtual world (I know, I know, I say this while writing on my laptop, then posting the result on the internet). Smartphones which carry our knowledge, our schedule, screens that are always radiating. Don’t get me wrong, I learn so much from the internet. Even sewing. However, this activity makes me feel like I came from an old movie. I feel like I make a heritage of my grandmother alive, like some old flower seeds are blooming under my hands. By creating I feel like we pour some meaning into our simple lives whether it is sewing, drawing, tinkering, writing, directing a play, taking photos or shooting videos ( so anything with permanent results). I’m not telling you to do what I do. I’m asking you to join me in having a passion that wakes you up in the morning, that makes you prickle, that calls forth your pleased smile, the sparkle in your eyes. So here is the result, something very versatile and sophisticated. And if you are lazy today, you don’t have the inspiration for creating, not even for making a sandwich, just check out my outfits 😀