I get inspired by so many things, fashion magazines, old movies, a store window, flower gardens. Fashion is everywhere you look, sometimes you just have to use your imagination.
Once you have an idea, if you can sketch, do a drawing of your design. Then on to your pattern. Since I cannot draft my own patterns, I usually look for a pattern that is simular to the design i’m wanting to create then I will modify that pattern to work.
I almost always do a test garment first using cheap muslin fabric, I have been quilty of just going forward with the original fabric i’ve picked out and have wasted lots of nice fabric. I recommed that you do a test garment first to save money.
The inspiration for this piece is the theme of a fashion doll convention i’m attending in October “60’s Mod/Pucci”
I knew I wanted to do a simple piece so I did some research on Pucci and found a style I liked, found the perfect sixth scale fabric, made my muslin test using a modified Barbie pattern and WaaLaa the finished piece. I originally wanted to add micro mini sequins, Pucci was very big on sequins on their designs but the fabric was a stiffer fabric and adding the sequins would have made it stiffer so I made the decision not to add them.
I’m happy with how it turned out, I made the silver chain belt using oval “O” rings and normal circle “O” ring. I used black tights that I already had. She needs a purse but that will be another post.