Quarantine Diaries: It’s Over

And just like that, my internship is over. Has it already been 3 months? Quarantine Time has a funny way of seeming to not move at all while simultaneously disappearing every time you blink. Heading into this internship, I was worried I wouldn't be getting the full experience and learning as much as I'd hoped,…

Quarantine Diaries: Fear of Lazy

I struggle with letting myself be lazy. That's not to say that I don't have lazy days, I most certainly do. But I struggle with letting myself be lazy. I pack on the guilt and spend the whole day chastising myself for not accomplishing anything on my to-do list, when really, all I want to…

Quarantine Diaries: Making Do

For the past few weeks, I've been drafting patterns. In an ideal studio setting, pattern makers work at big tables just above waist height with pattern paper, variously shaped rulers, and pattern weights. However, I'm at home, not in a studio, so I've had to get creative and operate a little differently. Unfortunately, my home…

Quarantine Diaries: Losing Steam

We've been in quarantine for a very long time! While there have been ups and downs throughout, there is the ever-approaching point of resignation. After the first few weeks of being confined to my home, I decided that remaining in my pajamas all day was making me feel, for lack of a better word, icky.…

Quarantine Diaries: 5th of July

Well, I'm at the lake again! In true Fourth of July fashion we bought a slab of ribs, five bags of chips, and a box of Mountain Dew. We decided to pass on the fireworks though, leaving it up to our neighbors to provide the entertainment. As I was scrolling through Instagram, I came across…

Quarantine Diaries: Patterns

Let's talk about patterns. Though I do love a good gingham or micro-floral, those aren't the types of patterns I'm referring to; that's another post for another day. I'm talking about flat patterns. I realize I may have lost a few of you, so let me explain. Flat patterns are 2D shapes used as templates…

Quarantine Diaries: Checkpoint

I can't believe I'm already halfway through my internship; it feels like I just started! I was weary heading into this remote internship, but in these past few weeks, the experience has far exceeded my expectations. I have learned a lot about the process of designing a collection. I've learned how to create mood boards…

Quarantine Diaries: Viral Coffee

In case you were wondering, no, I do not have TikTok. However, that has not stopped the viral Dalgona Coffee trend from reaching my caffine-craving ears. This drink has been finding those living under even the biggest of rocks. Just search "viral coffee" and you'll find endless posts about it (add this one to the…