Sometimes while I am doing this I will put a movie or watch informative videos in the background. I have been very interested lately in zero waste patterning. I, personally, throw very little away. When I make things, any pieces an inch or larger get used or go into a scrap bin to be used later and it is amazing how little fabric I actually buy. I also have bins of scrap fabric from clothing that was ripped or worn out and could not otherwise be donated. I have 2 bins just for jeans and denim.
Today, I pulled up this video*:
*Folks, please don't repeat any of the fashions you have just seen on an adult.
Now, I have to admit, I was more impressed with this person's stop video ability that their fashion designing abilities but nonetheless, it got me thinking. I know that about half of my 1st draft designs don't come out - okay, they are probably fine, I am just a perfectionist. These duds always end up in a pile of "Now what do I do with THIS" stuff and I never get back to it. Many times, despite all of my recycling efforts, yes, I will throw them out. Now being a big girl, I end up with garments much like this video - much bigger than most of my friends (or in the video's case, the dress form). I am resolving to do more deconstruction when I have these offhand designs - I am sure my friends would be happy to have a custom made garment and I will be much happier to not waste the fabric.