In case you didn’t know, Suriname is to the east of Guyana. A little history – Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana were all called Guiana a very long time ago but then the different European monarchies came to an agreement and split the country up into three – Dutch, British, and French Guianas. Eventually, British Guiana acquired their independence becoming Guyana and Dutch Guyana became Suriname after their independence. Each speaks their language of their last reigning crown.
I am super excited to share this outfit post with you. I fell in love with this print that I found back in January but I wouldn’t allow myself to buy it until I figured out exactly what I wanted to make out of it. I didn’t want to add it to the pile of fabric I already have stored up in my sewing room that I haven’t yet figured what sort of garment it should become.
So, when Gossip Girl, the show, made it’s debut back in 2007 I had already read all of the books by Cecily Von Ziegesar – I am pretty sure I still butcher that name. When the show aired I had to watch it after being an avid reader of the books. I was a teenager, just about their age but not living in New York with all of that privilege or the lack of parental supervision. I decided to rewatch the series (while I sewed or did other creative projects) late last year and finished binge watching it a few weeks ago.
There were a number of things that stood out to me, either for making no sense or just being so great.
A few weekends ago, I went on a little road trip to a place in Guyana called Parika. Parika is on the Essequibo River (the largest river in Guyana). I wanted to use this platform to showcase the beauty of places in Guyana and decided to share a few photos from this road trip with you here.
Sunday is market day in Parika. The market is very close to the stelling, Read More
I really wanted to try my hand at mixing prints in an outfit I was making. I think that there are a handful of people that do it wonderfully and it is definitely a skill that I would like to hone as a designer. I feel like it would set my garments and collections apart if it was something I could excel at. Here is my first attempt.
I paired a blue animal print-esque pattern with blue and white stripes, treating the stripes like a neutral as I have seen many other fashionistas do, to make a playsuit that I think would be perfect for fete-ing Read More