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My name is Dawn. I am the founder of Di Cartel; A line of amazing class and style and one that you will hear much more about-I promise you that! I'm going to take you all on a journey with me from the start. I'm going to share my ideas, my mistakes, the trial and errors and eventually, my success! So hang on...it's gonna be an awesome ride.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hanging In There

I've searched the internet, purchased books and done endless hours of research in an effort to learn all I can about design, fabric, different stitches, what type of stitch works with what type of fabric, patterns, you name it, I've researched it. If you are truely serious about sewing and the art of fashion and design, it is absolutely imperative to seek out and absorb anything and everything you can to better your developing skill. Most people reading this blog were once in this position or are curious about something in relation to the subject. Through all my efforts, I came to find there's a lot of bits and pieces that one must put together for things to actually make some sense. There are endless FREE informational sites and literature about different techniques as well as products. You will come to find, though you've done what seems to be countless hours, days, weeks, maybe even months of research, you have to actually TRY to put your new-found knowledge to the test. You will also find, when you do, you will not end up with anything even CLOSE to what you thought the most ideal end result would be. Hence, most all of what you do, will be strictly through trial and error. Because we happen to be our own worst enemy and our biggest critics, it seems we will NEVER be good enough for ourselves. This, in and of itself, can be the breaking point whereas it's just easier to say "to hell with it! I'm just not good enough or it's just not ever going to happen-I QUIT!" It's at this point when a majority of people let their brand new sewing machine collect dust and all of the effort they put into learning the basics is flushed as well as the motivation to carry on with great ideas. The imagination factor shuts down and they go back to BOOORRING! DON'T LET THIS BE YOU! As much as it seems to suck that you just can seem to grasp it, trust in yourself and eventually, not today, not tomorrow, but EVENTUALLY, you will! Just hang in there and wipe your tears. Keep moving forward. It will come to life! Each time you sit down with your ideas and put them on paper, look at it as a fresh start and a new adventure and just let your imagination run wild! Say goodbye to your fear and your own worst critic (YOU) and just continue on your journey to your ultimate goal and dream. TRUST ME...you have NOTHING to gain by giving up and throwing in the towel. Believe in yourself, even if your hard work seems to fruitless.

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