For those of you that have been following me for some time, you may be aware of the fact that I have taken sewing on as a personal challenge. As much as being an architect and interior designer has been my childhood dream, at one point I also wanted to launch my own fashion line and be a fashion designer. Somehow, I ended up in school for architecture which is another story for another time.
I took up the challenge of learning to sew shortly after I graduated with my Master in Architecture. I spent a lot of time during school either working on drawings or making models. Having more time on my hands after crossing the stage yet still having the urge to make and wanting to continue to be creatively stimulated, I turned my focus to sewing.
I figured that it would make sense for me to understand garment construction and technique, and to have a better grasp of the different types of materials and what silhouettes they were best suited for myself before dipping my toes into the fashion industry, or asking a factory/seamstress to make an impossible garment out of a fabric that just wasn’t suited for what I was trying to do with it.
All of that being said, I am a sucker for feminine details like frills and ruffles, and to combat the ever tropical heat of the Caribbean you will very often catch me in sleeveless attire. This is a WLFG (short for with love from Guyana) ruffle sleeveless top. Let me know what you think of it. Would you add it to your closet if you could?
All photos by Michael Fernandes. Follow him on instagram here.