I wish I’d had a bit more time this weekend. I had so many things I wanted to do, and so many ideas but I’m guessing you know what it’s like, life just kind of gets in the way! What with being a mum, being a daughter, being a wife I only really got half(…)
I can’t tell you how nice it’s been today to have some free time to relax and do some sketching. I haven’t done any drawing for months, things have just been too busy, but I do enjoy it. I also find the costumes in Strictly Come Dancing really inspiring. Yes, they’re gaudy and covered in(…)
Doodling around with a 60s-inspired block colour pleated mini dress… Edited with BlogPad Pro
I did this sketch a while ago and forgot to post it. I love the combination of red and white, so clean and vibrant, but difficult to wash without colour-run in real life! Both of these dresses are sixties-inspired and I’d love to be able to make them myself, but sadly I don’t really have(…)
I’ve been messing around with some painting recently especially while I was away on holiday, and this is one of my fashion design experiments. A 1930s day dress (although realistically it’s probably a bit short for that) and a 1950s fit and flare outfit with a fitted leopard print jacket. I’m not overly delighted with either(…)
I thought with all the monochrome sixties shift dresses around at the moment, I’d have a go at designing my own. What do you think..? Here are my other sketches, if you want to take a look 🙂
Now that it’s the Easter holidays and my little boy’s off school I’m getting the time to stop for a while and do fun things – more sketching, more exploring and hopefully some time to relax too! This is the first sketch I’ve done with some fabulous new watercolours I had for my birthday, what(…)
Another 1930s-inspired design, this time a pale blue satin evening gown with a beaded silver and gold deep V neckline. I’ll move onto another decade soon – any suggestions or requests? You can see the other designs from my fashion design sketchbook here. You’ll note the one shoe – sorry! I still haven’t got any(…)
I’m still going through a bit of a 1930s craze at the moment (I blame it on Dancing on the Edge) but for a change I thought I’d have a go at designing a day outfit instead of a glamorous evening outfit. I love the mix of muted colours and smart tailoring to make something(…)
I’ve been getting lots of sketching done over the past few days, and I’m really enjoying it. Sitting there sketching and painting is also encouraging my 6-year-old to step away from the 3DS and get creative too. He’s not drawing clothes, he’s concentrating on dinosaurs, but it’s very satisfying!
This was inspired partly by Marilyn’s iconic red dress from Gentlemen Perfer Blondes, and partly by her habit of wearing sexy little wiggle dresses. What do you think?
I haven’t posted a design for a while (so much for my New Year’s resolution eh?), but this is one I did a few weeks ago with Jean Harlow in mind – the dress would be made from a gorgeous ivory satin with draping around the neck and a (faux) fur stole with tan Mary(…)
I felt like designing something 20s inspired, but couldn’t be bothered with drawing all the beading and fringing you normally get in a flapper dress, so here’s an adaptation of the tennis-dress I designed for the ClothesBox competition. It’s just a bit simpler and a bit sleeker and I thought Clara Bow would look great(…)
One of my new year’s resolutions this year is to do more drawing, so I thought I’d start by designing a dress for one of my favourite fifties fashion icons: Grace Kelly. What do you think? Would she have looked good in this? (Obviously she would have looked good dressed in a bin-liner but you(…)