#NOFW7, Week 4

Week Overview

This past week I pushed myself way to hard. To the point where my body collapsed from lack of sleep running off of fumes and caffeine. I’ve been so focused on getting all of my patterns completed that I completely neglected my self-care--B U T ... I am glad to say all of my patterns are completed. Hallelujah! 

I have now moved on to Phase 2 which is sew ups and fit sessions. If you're not familiar with this term, a sew up is where you sew your design in muslin or any scrap fabric that is not your fashion or final fabric to see how it fits on the model and to make any adjustments where needed. I’m really excited to see everything start to come together with the adjustments I made the week before after talking to my mentor. 

This weekend I’m going fabric shopping at Promenade Fabrics in New Orleans to look for the final fabric that will be in the show. Wish me luck as I have not been having too much luck with the online search. Tune in to my social media accounts, I will be live capturing my experience.

The Lesson

With a new month upon us, I have decided that I will no longer neglect my self-care because I am simply not as efficient and effective as I could be when I am taken care of. This is something I think we all know, but it has to be a constant reminder. I’m considering keeping Sunday's reserved for God and self-care and also setting timers to remind me to eat. I get so caught up in my work that I don't realize that I have not stopped to eat. No deadline is worth my health. This is very funny as I used to say i’ll never be that person that forgets to eat. This month I’ll be more aware and figure out a better balance in self-care and being intentional about getting my goals accomplished.

 

-KUpshaw

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KiYada Upshaw

24 year old millennial building an overnight success story 1 week at a time. Talking about building a fashion brand while being a young newly wed keeping God at the full font of the relationship and career.