There is no doubt that summer is around the corner, June 2
, the official date. It’s going to be hot and I want my little princess to look fabulous, also, comfortable. I felt in love with this new collection by DVF to Gap Kids, they have a particular dress that I love, basically die for it, so cute and colorful. Well, I decide to put my creative brain to work and do my own design for her.
I started my sketching to have an idea of what I want to do, and I, actually, have a clear idea of what I want, a sleeveless, short and with color, not sure if I will go for pants or skirt, but, I can figure that out later. Drawing is not my strongest ability but I’m working on it, and besides, not all designers draw like a pro. I just hate faces, and arms, and legs… Anyway, simple, because the fabric has a lot of color and I don’t want to go to much.
I haven’t order my labels yet and I have no idea how the design is going to be but I’m planning to have them soon.
In my experience, when you get with an idea, during the process of construction, will experience to many changes, but basically you always have your main idea, mine is a short, sleeveless and color.
I started with the pattern.
Drafting a pattern is not an easy job. You have to do math and have all your measurement correct before you do a pattern. You can find online a list of a standard measurements for age and sizes, you can follow that to but, you always have to do a fitting. Fortunately, children are a different story, they basically fit on their respective sizes with maybe a little difference.
All my patterns are in paper or flat patterns, even though it’s hard, it’s also cheaper for me, and i use the standard measurement, because I just can’t have Aleisa stay still.
If you are planing to start sewing, I suggest you to take and old shirt or dress or go to the any thrift store and buy something, take it apart and use them as pattern. I will show you how to do this in another post.
Doing a pattern, for me, now it’s easy but it was bad when I started.
I did a Romper
plus a shorts.
she was having so much fun….
Hope you liked it
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