Today, I am thankful for simple garments, gorgeous fabric.
As I inspect myriad bolts of lovely and expensive material at the fabric boutique, another customer asks me what I sew. I hesitate for a moment, trying to formulate a clever sartorial response.
Here is what I tell her: I make very simple garments from simply gorgeous fabric.
(Note that this statement mirrors my knitting philosophy - of using unique, handcrafted yarn to make very simple sweaters and accessories.)
My response reflects my reality. My petite figure won't tolerate fussy or complicated shapes and patterns. So, I choose classic but modern (sometimes trendy) lines, lengths, necklines, sleeves, drapes.
Note that simple does not mean easy. Any mistake like crooked top-stitching or a poorly sewn sleeve cap becomes a glaring error. Even a simple black top made from a luxury bamboo fiber knit fabric demands designer touches. Like perfect edge stitching and finished seams.
For this blessing, I am grateful.