So I thought I’d share some of my designs on Tumblr for everyone to see, and tell you about my aesthetic as well. I design for the body. I design so that the clothing will look good on any shape, size, and make you confident to rock what you think your best feature is. I think having a healthy body is key but what is healthy to one person isn’t necessarily the same to everyone. Personally I have thicker thighs from running, walking and climbing. I also have a bit of a pooch, and a bigger tush. I’m 5’2 with a tiny waist, and yet I can’t fit in Abercrombie and Fitch or American Eagle comfortably. Bodies are meant to be loved and admired, not judged and hated. We can change them or let them be, that should be up to us and no one else’s standards of beautiful.
Getting back to my designs, however, I prefer to design with elastic waist lines and other tips and tricks that make the garments comfortable for the wearer. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought my size in a skirt and had the zippered waist line cut into my stomach! Of course our teachers don’t like that at school because it is not polished enough or as put together as a zipper or button, but I know what fills the majority of my closet. The issue with buttons and zippers and waist lines to me is that small, medium and large are not made to fit the ranges of those sizes. They are meant to fit the standard size of small, or the standard size of large. With elastic you fit everything in between small and medium. You fit the girl with bigger thighs, or a larger rear end. You fit the girl with the tiny washboard stomach or stick thin hips. That is what is important to me.