Capes, Embroidery, Plaid, & Jean Fix-ups
Usually it's a browse on Pinterest or therapeutic online window shopping that helps get the creative juices flowing. Right now, in the studio I have big plans or WIP's (which stands for "works in progress"). The few fall must haves and fix-ups I have come up with are statement pieces to complete any look. I am already picturing how I will style them and what boots to pair them with!
From the inspiration comes motivation and action, I then begin to sketch out the simple design/ shapes of the garment or object. I say object because I noticed jewelry designing and clothing fabrication are very similar. Working out the bigger picture and breaking it down into smaller projects is my favvv part of my system when fabricating clothing or jewelry. For example, I'll be inspired by a Miley Cyrus crop top and put a little doodle together, then go right into construction by breaking it down into: front bodice, back bodice, neck finishing, arm-hole finishing, and bottom hem. Working on each piece and puzzling it together to form a sexy, fun crop! The sequence/order is key and figuring out the operation that is my favorite, so once my inspirations turn to sketches, and sketches to small goal, and finally my small goals turn into lists. Check lists that I can check off until completion!
Cape or Cloak Coat: Soooo witchy, I know right and fabulous for fall! I was very inspired by this old Los Ojos Cloak on Pendleton by Lindsey Thornburg. I plan on spicing it up a bit and making it my own. Plus, I found this 90's Cape and Wrap pattern that will help me get the right size in when constructing. The pattern will work as a helpful outline for getting exactly what I want.
*Coming Soon* Official business name reveal.