Making the collection, from sketch to the finished garment.
Now that I have the basic ideas all sketched and done, its time to figure out how to do it. First thing is the pattern drafting. Adding the pleat in the front for the sailor look and for the buttons. The pattern for the jacket. Starting with a shawl collar jacket and adjusting to add the sailor collar. Cutting the muslin to see if it works. It doesn't work the first time, so making adjustments on the muslin and then fixing the patterns. Marking all the pieces on the fabric. I
New ideas and new projects.
So its midweek and I am trying to get some balance in my work at the studio. I am working simultaneously on few projects at at time. A new oil painting in a series of reflections, new 12" doll repaints, a watercolor ornament inspired by Arabian illuminated manuscripts and new fashions for the 16" dolls. I started collecting images and ideas on my board and assigned some fabrics to go with those design ideas, when I saw the Chanel pre fall 2017 2018 fashion show and got many
I always liked the Victoire doll line, even though I was not collecting 12" dolls, I liked the look of the doll and the fashion that Chris Stoeckel created for her. I finally got one, she was the "Sous Les Tropiques" one, the price was right and I thought that hair hair was longer, which is a factor in my doll purchase. Why you ask? Well I like to do the dolls hair styles myself and like longer hair. I find it easier to style. So she arrived, I tried to restyle her hair and w