01 Nov 2012 4 Comments
A couple of months ago I decided writing a post every first Thursday of the month in which I would talk about what I was learning, making, thinking about the previous month. A journaling exercise, if you wish.
So here’s a brief October recap and this month’s more stubborn issues.
Oversized vs fitted
The shapes and cuts that inspire me lately are all oversized, almost boxy, with almost no pleats or darts. However, these garments seem to look nice only on tall, supper skinny, boyish frames. After ruining an oversized sweater I am asking myself if there’s any way to make oversized garments look good on shorter, more athletic frames.
I recently noticed how much the sleeves count in the whole look of a garment. Cut yourself a pair of loose, monk sleeves on an already baggy dress and you’ll look like the Grim Reaper. Fit the sleeves and design a close to the body shoulder line and the volume you add on the body of the dress becomes bearable.
I am guessing people who study fashion school know more about this, but there’s a good feeling in learning these by yourself, as you make things.
Less talking, more sketching
I also decided to sketch more, even if I only sew a percentage of what I originally imagine. I like sketching and it wouldn’t hurt to improve my skills on that level either.
Here are some doodles I made these days.
The colours on these two are a little weird. I am still working on befriending my new camera.
These are some purses I want to make for the shop this winter. I got the idea from a japanese craft book that I can’t seem to find online. The name on the cover is Handmade. Do you know this magazine? What do you think of the purses?
What about your October?