April 29, 2009


I am finished with Holiday. Just in time to begin designing Spring. It is a strange time to be a fashion designer. I keep asking myself if this is important work. It feels good to fantaszie and design and create but are dresses something of value right now? Am I being useful to others- do you need Filly? Do you want Filly? Does Filly improve your life in a way that feels essential? I am listening.


8 Responses to “Done”

  1. nallie said

    Well Filly is so important to me that it feels silly to even be asked the question. Clothes that feel good, move well, and look good too are EXTREMELY important to all people. The way your clothes behave during a day has an enormous effect on your perspective of the world and yourself. Ill fitting, ill looking clothes are the perfect recipe for a negative perspective on one’s entire life. Is that clear enough?

  2. Elaina said

    Who cares if it’s important. Life is not worth living if I can’t wear a pretty dress.

  3. Colie said

    I have a pair of Filly pants that I got at a Santa Cruz craft fair, and they remind me of that amazing creative place and those wonderful creative people, and they are the most amazingly freeing piece of clothing I have. I’m asked about them nearly every time I wear them, which is often (once a week, maybe) and so I’m able to pass on the very basic concept that yea, people can make clothes. People, not only machines. And those people can potentially have fun and give fun in the making. So yea, I feel good about all the extra happiness and creativity that one creative and happy person can deliver by doing what she loves. !!

  4. Hey there – my name is Sarahbeth and I have been keeping up with your blog for a while. I too am a women’s apparel designer and am finally getting back into the swing of things after a year off spent pondering this very question. I find that it’s hard for me to “pick a lane” when it comes to what drives me to create, work and strive in this world. I think in the long run you have to ask yourself – do you create the response you’re going for in the world with your work? Does that response sustain you, fulfill you? Can you think of any way to do that differently that would sustain and fulfill you more? I know it’s hard to be an environmentalist who likes to design pretty dresses and dream about fabric. Personally – I find you to be a kindred apparel design spirit – trying to make more than pretty dresses and my appreciation for that is more than you know! Best Wishes.

  5. jane said

    is it important to be comfortable, wearing second skin, feeling alive and beautiful and free all at once? is it important to create what can be useful for chasing children, going to the workplace, going for a cocktail…and all in the same day and same get-up…feeling great? in the spirit of beauty, grace, love and intention…i say what you do is lovely, amazing and important. life is expression.

  6. sarah said

    yes yes yes.. filly has improved my life and made me feel comfortable and confident. i love the way your pieces can be worn for all seasons, just throw on pants under my dress, and a long sleeve shirt and warmth will be found, and the durability of your fabics are amazing. you are super talented so don’t ever quit! i keep looking to see if your things are sold in minnesota or wisconsin… nope not yet! so i was wondering if you have things in stock that i can order to be shipped? i’ll email you to let you know what i’m intersted in from your spring collection, if avaliable.
    sarah from wisconsin
    p.s. i visited your studio last fall with my sis and nephew

  7. Elizabeth said

    Definitely, this is important work! I love Filly. The clothes make me feel wonderful. I wear them to work, at home, everywhere. Thanks so much and keep up the great work!

  8. miss james said

    when i wear filly, i feel more comfortable in my own skin.

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