How the retail clothes-buying experience usually goes:
1) Spot some item you didn’t know you needed but that suddenly seems, upon looking, like exactly the thing you always desired, and that instantly promises a life of glamour and wonder to go along with it.
2) Buy item, with momentary burst of excitement and enthusiasm for it.
3) Spot some new item, at which point first item becomes “old” and the cycle immediately begins anew.
How this project is supposed to work:
1) First identify a need. Decide upon an item that might best fulfill that need, and design item specifically to fit all details of that need.
2) Produce item beautifully and in top quality, to wear and love long-term, knowing that it fits its purpose (and your life) exactly.
How this project is going, so far:
1) Think of all possible needs, and all the items that might fill them. Then think of any other items that might be desired, though not needed, and try to create some need for them. Once you’ve completely overwhelmed yourself with all possible choices, settle on one that might be actually feasible to produce.
2) Attempt to design and make this item, using materials found in your workroom, and fitting it to your body.
3) Give up in exasperation. Go look at pretty pictures on the internet of things that other people have succeeded in making.