Monday, January 19, 2015
Lena's New Work Outfit
"Hey guys. I finally made a few garments from my revised patterns. I decided to make myself a work outfit. I will be making more soon. The best way to show off my designs is to wear them. So here's my plan. I want to create some business casual outfits, as well as some more trendy outfits for the younger generation. " (Lena)
"Just in case you are interested in the sideview, here it is." (Lena)
"So I created animal print pants for the younger crew. Animal print seems to be popular amongst all age ranges these days." (Lena)
Valencia's body is marked for pattern drafting.
A few days ago, D7ana sent me a link to an awesome doll fashion stylist blog. The address is http://fashiondollstylist.blogspot.com. She has tons of tutorials, and inspirational posts. I had already drafted my slopers before seeing her site, but I'm looking forward to using some of her tips as I move forward in my sewing quest. One thing she talks about is 'marking your doll'. It's suggested you do this before drafting the slopers. I'm sure it makes it a little easier. I didn't do it beforehand, but I felt it will come in handy when I make future outfits. I've used Valencia's body, which may become a permanent donor to Lena's fashion studio. I got the red tape from Hobby Lobby in the art department. I think it's 1/16" of an inch. The plaid pants that Valencia is wearing, are the first pants I made from the adjusted pattern. I totally forgot to cut the pieces separate so I could line up the plaid. It's okay, though. These are considered "samples", and they are often not quite right. Right now the plan is just to sew, sew, sew. I'm not really focusing on styling. I'm using material that is already in my stash, which isn't really the best for current fashions. As I get better, I will focus more on styling.