“Paper doll” for grown-ups. Those who wants to share their designs can use this croquis. Makes it easier to fix your ideas.
Who knows… My best dresses came from the sketchiest scribbles.
Melbourne heat inspired me to come back to light gingham. Summer dress variation for teens (not necessary).
What goes into the creation of a dress? Love for clothing, first of all. Why girls? Why not grown ups? The older I get the more tolerant I become toward many things, my looks including. Clothes to me should be appropriate to the things I do at the time. When I’ve been a student, it was a fashion crime to leave home without make-up, nice dress and high heels. Well, a lot of time I had on my hands going about decorating my person. Things change. How ridiculous would I look nowadays in high heels, rushing between school, library, and pool, packing snacks and planing dinners. Clothes for me today is something trim and unobtrusive. It doesn’t mean that I am not a little girl at heart. I remember very well how it was to get something new for my birthday, or before going on vacation. Here, I said it: by designing girls dresses I’m indulging myself. Successful dress makes me feel like a child, happy carefree kid.
What is it between girls and their apparel? Who knows. Somehow it helps us to feel good about ourselves and from a very early age (in my experience at least).
So, how the dress is born… it begins with fabric, and irresistible itch. I’ll develop this thought some other time. Now I have to go and cut another batch of sun dresses for this season.
With some minor hiccups my big computer is up and running. I was not idle meanwhile. Here is a new dress I put together, or rather an idea of a dress. Light to the touch and light on your eyes. Gives me felling of a beach, quiet morning breath with a promise of a sunny day of doing nothing. Needs a little more tweaking though.
I’am old enough to remember (vaguely) the life before computers. They help us, educate us, entertain us. It is a tool, a very useful tool, if you are willing to learn how to use it. I rely on mine a lot – making patterns, drawing CADs (sometimes called flats, or technical drawings), keeping books, editing pictures, etc, etc, etc. I wonder how am I going to make it through the next three weeks. My desktop is dead. I’m not completely cut out , laptops, Ipods, etc. are well and running and I do have my backups. But for all the graphic, visual stuff I need a big screen. So the Monday for me started with inability to make CADs from last week sketches, planned photo session postponed indefinitely. I cannot even cut a samples of next dresses cause I cannot print my patterns. My whole work flow is disrupted. Trying to see it as a good meditative exercise and flexible thinking opportunity, without much progress so far. I need to think, without big comp, I need to work around the big comp, I can survive without my big comp… My mantra for the next week, or two, or three… Wish me luck
I was expecting something in the line of pretty, how the fabrics are matched, little hidden niceties or at least comfortable. Nope, something that I wouldn’t pick in a million years. SOFT LABELS!!!
Thank you, baby, for the morning smile.