My grandmother is a tailor. When I asked her why she makes clothes always by herself, she cut it short answering: "just because I like it" -.-
After that episode I decided to search for someone else who makes clothes by itself (and wants to talk more about it). I found Martina, a girl who's studying Fashion in Florence. Not always, but often she makes some clothes by herself. Here below her quick interview.
Why do you make clothes on your own?
Principally for school. I practice and make lots of pieces to improve my passion for fashion. Recently I started to make clothes also for me: I think it's funny wearing something original, that nobody else has got or can find in stores.
As you produce clothes, do you think that prices of fashion items are too high nowadays?
Absolutely yes. I buy tissues and all the materials I need in the haberdashery and it's not so cheap but neither expensive. What I mean is that if you make, for example, a cotton t-shirt all by yourself you will spend more of your energy but surely less than 20,30,50,100 euros (it depends on the brand) that a t-shirt costs.
Where or from who do you take your inspiration?