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Posted by Anne-tastic! on Thursday, October 28, 2010 / Labels: Fabric and Fashion
Aside from the one fashion design class (that I stopped going to half way through the term), I don't have any formal academic fashion design training (that doesn't mean I don't rock at it though!) Everyhing is self taught or learned from my mom.
Somewhere in my mind I thought in order to be a designer you had to be a good drawer (as in one that draws, not something you put your socks in). I'm probably not the worst with paper and a pencil, but as a designer and seamstress I rarely put an idea onto paper. Occasionally, yes, but as a practice, no. I usually mull it around in my head until I can translate it into a shape, materials, etc. and once I get the vision perfected, that's when I get to work!
Well, my friends, I think that is about to change! Earlier this month, my friend Lan gave me something called a Fashionary - It is more than pretty cool. Its a sketchbook targeted at fashion designers.
The neat thing about it is each page has little dotted lines that form a figure; a guide for your sketching.
I used up several pages already sketching out ideas for both Halloween and other future projects!
Overall, I'd say it speeds up my creative process and is a great way to get my creative juices flowing. This book both relaxes and invigorates me all at once!
To get your own... check out http://fashionary.org/ - they have a men's template book too!