30 May 2013

Design Conversations 9 - HARMONY, CONTRAST, GRADATION & REPETITION.

At least four design principles to consider in this conversation.   A very flattering maxi dress with great use of diagonals and contrast to draw the eye gently from the hem to the face.  Check out the details listed in the Design Principles and Elements page.


HARMONY, CONTRAST, GRADATION & REPETITION.

Enjoy :)

27 May 2013

Pattern Puzzle - Draped Wrap Dress

Here is the solution and details behind the Saturday morning Pattern Puzzle.

This is a sleeveless summer frock with a ruched wrap and full skirt.  The pattern has been developed on my fitted dress block that is available as a PDF download on the website.  Womens Fitted Block Sizes 6-16

20 May 2013

Pattern Puzzle - Triple Twist Jersey Dress

Really enjoying our regular Saturday morning Pattern Puzzles on our facebook page.  Here is the sketch, pattern plan and pattern pieces for the front of the dress.  Please note this style only works with a jersey block and two-way stretch jersey fabric.

The green areas (in the diagram below) are where the pattern has been slashed and opened up to include extra fabric for the twist and drape.  

If you'd like to learn my method for creating Twist Drape Patterns I have a detailed worksheet for making Jersey Twist Patterns. For just a few dollars you'll get the same training you'd get if you came to the workshop in my studio.

15 May 2013

Trend Confirmation - Perfecto Biker Jacket

Seasons Safest Trend
The tumblr world is such a creative and highly visual blog space.  I have scoured the trend blogs for the latest developments on the Perfecto Biker Jacket Trend and posted them Perfecto Trend page on my tumblr blog - http://hotfashionitems.tumblr.com/perfecto
Enjoy
 

 

13 May 2013

Design Conversations 8 - CONTRAST, UNITY & BALANCE.

Inspired by the late Alexander McQueen this suit balances sharp tailoring with soft drape.
Who is your favourite designer?  Dead or alive....

DOMINANCE, BALANCE & SCALE
Enjoy :)

10 May 2013

Design Conversations 7 - CONTRAST, UNITY & BALANCE.

Celebrating the 'New Look' for the 21st century - sports styling finished with feminine frou frou.
Be free to post comments, images and opinions.....


CONTRAST, UNITY & BALANCE.
Enjoy :)