Tuesday, March 16, 2010

research. learning. inspiration.

I've stopped and started posting this all week. Maybe for two weeks.

I've been doing research. I've been reading books. I've been scoping out sites. I've been sketching clothes. I'm trying to (re-)discover my style.
All I can say is... Where have I been?

Cal Patch. Alabama Chanin. Built by Wendy. Threadbanger. GiannyL.

This is my story so far.

A) Patternmaking for Fashion Design. Drafting a Pattern.

B) Test fit a la Betty Draper. My friend Amy, who has a past life in couture fashion, lent me the above book. She later taped me up, helping me to refine this draft...

C) ...and thereby create a fabric block to launch future pattern design.

D) My first project is a yoke top... possibly dress.

E) Using Matt's old jeans and fabric from within my house.

F) I plan to overdye the whole thing midnight blue.


Judy Martin said...

Looks GREAT!

Jeana Marie said...

It does look great, and fun, hoe lucky to have a friend who used to do couture fashion - and I like the idea of dyeing it midnight blue too.