Yellow & Green Collection Recap: Will I Ever Create Another Collection?

After my long awaited debut of my final pieces for this collection, I wanted to recap the highs and lows of this venture and if this is something I would want to do again in the future. In my previous post where I introduced the idea of starting a collection, I talked about what inspired me to start this and I can honestly remember my nerves going into this as well as the planning. I was afraid of adding too many pieces to create but also didn’t want it to be too few. At the time of starting this, I was fairly new to sewing and didn’t want to overwhelm myself because that would be the quickest way for me to quit this altogether. I am happy to finally be sharing my experience so let’s get into it.

The Final Pieces

I created 6 pieces in total for this collection and I honestly love them all. I love that some of them can be mixed and matched with one another which was a goal of mine for this collection. Some pieces like my dress and green ruffled sleeves top are pieces I gravitate towards but I have plans to get more usage out of the rest. Although I love skirts, I don’t typically wear them as they are a bit out of my comfort zone but I want to change that.

   ** Simplicity 8602 Top & McCalls 7129 Wrap Skirt **

Sewing Fails

So I initially intended to have about 8 pieces in the collection but ended up with 6. One reason was because I thought I had more of my yellow linen fabric to make matching shorts but that was not the case. The other reason is that I started making a button down shirt with this white and gold striped silky fabric but I hated how much it puckered at the seams so I scrapped it. At the time that I worked on it, I didn’t have much experience working with delicate fabrics but I have made quite a few pieces since then using delicate fabrics so I will try to make something else with that fabric again.

** Simplicity 8636 Cynthia Rowley Flounce Dress **

Sewing Wins

I grew so much as a sewist during this collection and learned more about commercial patterns and details I can add to my makes to take them up a notch. As a result of this collection, I have 6 beautiful pieces added to my wardrobe. Not to mention, the tremendous love and support I received on social media and on my blog so thank you all!

** Simplicity 8642 Top **

Would I Create Another Collection In the Future?

So I went back and forth with this initially after completing this collection. A part of me did not want to do this again because I didn’t like that I was restricted to certain colors. I got bored at some points and wanted to make things with my other fabrics that weren’t yellow and green. Then I realized that sewing in a collection wasn’t bad because I love the structure and focus it provided me but it’s the idea of restricting me to a particular color or colors that made me not like the process at some points. I realized that I prefer sewing in themes such as a work collection or a vacation collection or even a date night collection. Themes allow me to create all sort of looks with different fabrics and colors that will still compliment one another. With this in mind, I would certainly create a collection and actually plan on doing so very soon.

** NewLook 6544 Ankara Pencil Skirt **

Would I Recommend This To Someone Else?

Certainly! As previously stated, sewing a collection provides focus on what you would like to sew as well as intentionality on what you really need in your wardrobe. It also helps set a sewing groove so that you can be consistently creating and sharpening your skills.

** Simplicity 8602 Beaded Top **

This collection overall was a good experience and gave me great practice in planning out my makes, which is something that I wasn’t as strong in before and still working on. I am more confident now as a sewer so I can’t wait to spice things up a bit more with future collections. What was your favorite look in the Yellow & Green Collection? I would love to hear your thoughts below in the comments. Until next time loves!

Love,

Christine

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Yellow & Green Collection Recap: Will I Ever Create Another Collection?

  1. My favs are: Ankara pencil skirt, mustard beaded sleeves top. I also love that other mustard top with the cut out sleeves. Mannnnn I love them all because I can see those pieces being mixed and matched with pretty much anything. For a first collection, your attention to detail was commendable. So proud of you sis for sticking to your craft and really owning the pieces that you create!

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    1. Awww Sherene thank you for such a sweet comment. It was honestly a labor of love and took longer than expected but it was all worth it in the end. Can’t wait to share with you what I am planning next.

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  2. I have a quick question about re-twisting locs. I have never done it before. I plan to use your technique. Is it ok to air dry the locs after re-twisting them or should I use a dryer? I only have a hand dryer.

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      1. Hi Tin. I tend to switch up my shampoos but some of my favorites are Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner, African Black Soap (great clarifier), and Aussie Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. Hope that helps!

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    1. Hi Tin. Sorry for the delay. I typically air dry my hair after a re-twist, but if I wash my hair late in the day then I use a blow dryer to expedite this process so that my hair won’t get that weird damp smell while I sleep.

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