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Diary of a Fashion Designer 2

Wow, it has been a roller coaster literally, I am super happy that I have been doing custom designs for friends & family. So let’s talk about custom design. What is a custom design? A custom design is unique, special design, one of a kind, and it is meant to fit you perfectly, and often times it is a design concept that you already have in mind. As a designer it is my duty to give you some advice and suggestions to make it flattering for you. It’s a process, takes several steps, from measurements, to sketches along with fabric swatches, drafting the pattern, creating muslin, trying out the muslin for fit and adjustments. Last but not least the final product has to be perfect & has to FIT!! This is my moment of truth!!!! I am nervous, I am scared lots of questions running through my mind but then all of a sudden it fits, yes it fits perfect!!! The feeling is amazing to know that both your vision and their vision came to life. That they are happy with what you made that they twirl around, dance, or jump, in their dress. The excitement in their faces is PRICELESS!!! At that moment I know that all my hard work and passion paid off and that I made that person happy. However it’s not over because you can’t wait to see the complete look the day of their event. This is where I ask for PICTURES Please!!! I am anxious to see, I wait patiently, and then finally I get pictures that are worth a thousand words. Custom designs remind me of why I wanted to be a fashion designer, it might be a process, but the reward is worth it!!!!

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