I’ve been a fan of fashion since I was young. Not necessarily high fashion, but I’ve always been a major collector of clothing. When I was in school, I used to save my lunch money from the week, bring a lunch from home, and spend my saved up dollars on clothes instead. That was just the beginning of my obsession. Ever since then, I’ve always known that I wanted to design my own clothing, but its always been kind of a distant dream. Being a master procrastinator, I would plan out ideas but never go through with them. This summer I finally decided to start the process of making tee shirts. I’m starting small with a limited quantity of tees, and a message that is very close to my heart. Bluegrass is the music that has essentially guided me through life.
I was raised going to Strawberry Music festival every year since I was born. There’s something so special about Bluegrass festivals, the sense of community, and the way that the music brings people together. I remember waking up in the morning to birds singing, and the sound of fiddles dancing through the trees. I have so many fond memories of Strawberry, the most important being the year that I met my best friend Celia. Over the years, Alison Krauss has become like a warm blanket of comfort for me. Her music has helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. Bluegrass has been a huge part of my life, thus the phrase “Bluegrass babe”.
I originally had planned to design a unisex shirt as my first style, but this design seemed like a great place to start. Its hard to tell how it will do, since Bluegrass isn’t everyones cup of tea but because it comes from a place of so much meaning, I’m hoping that people will appreciate it and love it just as much as I do. I spoke with a few strong women who have also designed and produced their own shirts, and most of them urged me to make my tee design with a computer program. I thought it through, but decided that it would be so much more special if I hand drew my design, which I ended up doing. My writing is by NO means perfect, but I think that it just makes the design so much more original and personal this way.
This is the first of many designs, so if this one doesn’t appeal to you, I hope that the next one will!
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