2017 Menswear

Hey peeps, happy 2017 to all.                                                                                                                 how has everyone been doing? …. I’ve been putting forth such a strong effort to being committed to my goal and “staying in action” of accomplishing goals.

I wanted to tackle menswear for the longest…. So I did just that!

slaving away on creating the pattern pieces

I made my Menswear debut in a tailored single breasted blazer with double welt pockets, breast pocket, two piece sleeves, lining, complete with lapel and collar.15967176_10101621145693227_276405023_o15942883_10101621066736457_926944746_o15942913_10101621067804317_445071363_o15942983_10101621067440047_355666747_o

My first Menswear piece Pattern and sewing all done by me 😊                                                   I couldn’t be any happier or more proud of my hard work and dedication.

Thanks for stopping by, Peace & Love

Chronicles of Fashion Design

Slower but surely overcoming those obstacles of patternmaking.

Guess this would be the opportune time for me to attempt to define the fashion terminology of patternmaking. The process of manipulating the pattern paper from a one dimensional to two dimensional shapes. Durning the patternmaking process we create Drafts; which correspond with measurements from dress forms/models, these are the basic foundation. Next there’s the Flat Patterns, this is where the manipulation takes place; through slash, spread and the pivot techniques. The patterns that are manipulated become the Working Patterns and are the bases of the design.

My relationship with patternmaking has always been one of loathe and frustration, but necessary for my fashion design process. Now looking back at it, the negative feelings of frustration towards patternmaking was due to literally tripping over my own lines. It was a never ending battle with paper, tracing over my slopers. I rarely would ever get the shapes right, I guess its because I was more comfortable with draping. When I drape I get a better feel for the creation of the garments, providing me with a clearer picture of how everything will turn out.

That was what patternmaking was like back than; now its great, signs of improvement. I’m still anxious about how the fit of garments will turn out. Maybe my meditation has all my patternmaking chakras a line,:)😄 Lol. Who knows, maybe patternmaking will be my new thing…. 💭

Ankara Inspiration

This is an example of the pair of pants I’m currently creating the pattern for. Its a pair of slacks with a peplum at the waist, but mine will have a little twist…..

Oooo the JOYS of Fashion Design :)😄😄😜:)
                 Peace & Love ya’ll