Friday, July 17, 2009


"Why all the long dresses?" you might ask.

Well, aside from being elegant in general and a joy to make, they (along with some shorter ones like this ) were requested be a store owner in Annapolis, Maryland. I've created 6 dresses total for the store in a range of sizes, and they will be on their way there early next week. (Stay tuned for more info. on that.) Oh, but the maroon one from the previous post--the one I received so much positive feedback on. Thank you. :-)--isn't going. I've yet to decide what I'm gonna do with it...whether I'll post it on etsy or what. You can check it out on Flickr.

You can't tell from the photo but the above dress is actually a black and white herringbone print.


And this.

If you're a fan of Self-Portrait Thursdays on Etsy/Flickr (or if you've been to my shop lately) you've already seen the top (and the skirt, too). This is my current obsession: colorful patchwork. I've long enjoyed piecing fabric together, and it began as a way to recycle my scraps. In addition to doing the recycling, I'm now purchasing knit pieces for the sole purpose of essentially designing and creating my own fabric. I lay pieces out on the floor, arrange, look at it, go about my business, look at it again, then rearrange, look again, add a piece, take a piece away, til i get it how I like it. It's all a process. I'm currently working on a dress that'll be done in this style.


Sooooo, I'm still undecided about this whole where-am-i-gonna-move-to matter. I think Atlanta is out, though. I think.

My aunt once told me when trying to find a place to live, go there to visit and see what the energy feels like to you. See if you can visualize yourself living there. In Atlanta, the energy feels just fine to me. I mean, I've been there 5 times in the last year. I love visiting. But everytime I try to visualize myself living there, I hit a wall. When I first made the decision that that's what I was gonna do--leave Lafayette, come home for a bit, then go to Atlanta--I ignored the wall and just said I was gonna go because I needed a different situation in my life. But something is keeping me from making the move. If I was going to go, I'd intended to be gone by now. Decatur is really the place for me. Not Atlanta itself. However, I feel that if I do go, I need to be in Atlanta. Living. To get done what I need to get done. I know that if I move to Decatur, I'll just get comfy with the lifestyle and perhaps neglect my main purpose for going.

At this point I'm considering alternatives (mainly Dallas, a place that I was supposed to move to at 2 different points in my life but didn't), along with whether or not I should just stay right here. Home. In Louisiana (back to someplace in the southern part, though). Cause, really, this is where my heart is. I've known that, but it's becoming more real to me everyday. We shall see...


Thanks to everyone for continuing to check my blog even when I'm missing for days. There's been lots going on. Oh!! My fashion show--here in my hometown--is coming up. July 30, 8pm at a park downtown. I've been lazy about planning it, but it's coming together. More on that later.





A Cuban In London said...

So, it was maroon. I have to deal with my colour blindedness :-). I called it burgundy. Beautiful first image and congrats on that commission.

Greetings from London.

fly tie said...

oh, maroon and burgundy are not the same?? you always offer me some form of enlightenment. (off to research this...)

thanks! :-)

Newness of Life said...

the long dresses ARE very elegant. And I'm diggin the patchwork ensemble as well. That skirt is right up my ally right now. For the first time in a while, this summer I've been feeling quite girly and cute in my shorter shirts.

High Desert Diva said...

Looooooooove the long dresses! Congrats on the order, too!

Ms. Bar B: said...

I can't get over how beautiful your surroundings are. Makes me wish I was breathing the fresh air. That dress is definitely a work of elegance, I envision it on a confident woman at a formal affair, or dressed down providing all kinds of comfort.

I hope that all the answers come to you. Perhaps you can try on Atlanta for a while and then slowly make your way to Decatur... or not. I'm sure you will figure out what will be best for you. Congrats on getting your designs out there.

Alison said...

I wish I could offer some advice about the move choices you're facing... I've never quite gotten over leaving Texas, but at the same time I had to leave.

I wish you the very best for this next stage, and I hope to continue to share in your inspiring and creative visions via the friendly internets!

Ms. Bar B: said...

I have an award for you!

JASMINA said...

Hi Fly Tie :),

I see the artist is at work,ah :)?That's nice!Don't worry if you don't post for a longer time,we'll be here waiting for you.
I hope you'll post some pictures of your fashion show.Pleaseeee :) ???
The above long dress is so beautiful.I'd so wear it.Maybe for a special dinner outside on a warm summer evening.
I see that the Atlanta matter is still bothering you,so I hope you can decide very soon and enjoy wherever you will be.
Many congratulations for the order from that shop in Maryland.That's so super cool :)!