A little bit of deviation this month. Instead of garment detail I have focused on sketches of using 2 fabrics. A blue silk charmeuse and a guipure lace in different color blues and white flowers.
These were originally sketched as inspirations for an outfit for a spring wedding that I am attending. However, that date is rapidly approaching and I haven't even started! The second part of this challenge is that nice guipure lace is expensive and I only have 1 yard of this lace. It is wide enough to be cut in half lengthwise so could maybe eek out an all lace dress. Maybe... but then that is an expected use! I have plenty of the navy silk charmeuse.
The 'challenge' for the ASG- Chicago chapter annual luncheon and fashion show is Lace. This will fit right into that challenge!
I have included ALL of the sketches that I did... even the ones that I don't like. Sketching for a design is a process and that design process also includes things that make you raise your eyebrows and go no, nooo, nooooo! Sometimes you sketch something and you think wow! I would have never thought I would like that and you really do.
For each sketch I have just added a comment of YES, NO or Maybe which indicates my like/dislike for each sketch.
|The guipure lace, silk charmeuse is under it and really makes the lighter blues and whites pop!.|
|Sketch 1: Maybe|
|Sketch 2: NO, NO, NO|
|Sketch 3: YES|
|Sketch 4: YES|
|Sketch 5: Strong Maybe...|
Needs some work to look less like a cheap party sash across the chest.
|Sketch 6: YES|
|Sketch 7: No, too expected|
|Sketch 8: doesn't really count since I never got to adding in the lace|
because I really fell in love with the simplicity and clean lines of silk culottes and a bias drape top!