I threw this together during last night’s class… No, I didn’t! The final year students are getting ready to share their toiles for marking, so they’re working like trojans. Isn’t this amazing? Knocks my Gertie Bombshell Dress out of the park in the va-va-voom stakes.
I’ve often been concerned that I simply don’t have the creative imagination to design anything on the back of my pattern making course. But it’s interesting to see how ideas start to form and you find an aesthetic. Apparently, I like curved lines. A lot.
Last night I dreamt about drafting a top I’ve sketched. I foolishly left the sketch out for my tutor to spot, which means I’ve had to chat about my ideas, which means I can’t pretend I’m not thinking about anything. But dreaming is my real litmus test. When I dream about a project, I know I’m getting seriously drawn in. Any tips for UK supplies of pattern drafting paper? At the very least, I’d like to knock something up in calico. I can always throw it in the bin afterwards.
Oh, and don’t be fooled by the evidence of hard work. Those pesky fashion students are still having far too good a time for my liking. This, spotted leaning against a classroom window: