(Hudgins is spent)
Is it possible I'm moving out of the muslin stage and into actual construction? Yes, but it took a lot to get here and I shouldn't have been surprised.
I've seen this movie before, and my UVa studio friends know it well, too. It goes like this:
- get a design idea just based on your gut,
- make a study model of the idea,
- like it but it's not perfect so start tweaking things,
- make a zillion more mock-ups,
- start losing the original idea - but you're so overcommited to it at this point you continue going down the new/wrong path (hello business school lessons I wish I paid more attention to: "escalation of commitment" and "sunk costs"),
- then decide "screw it" and go back to the proverbial drawing board, to your original idea,
- tweak it one last time,
- and voila!
The study model is good enough that you're ready to make the real thing. Exhibit A, from third year studio:
The fabric used to make the skirt was some nasty, completely paper-like stuff I had laying around so I don't expect the final version to be quite as crunchy looking. And I may bring down the scoop in the back an inch or so more, but that's it kids. Let the real thing begin.