My dear friend, Jen of Olive’s Pearls, surprised me with a CD of cool tunes and a yummy bar of Lavender Chocolate! The CD’s first song was “Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas…how appropriate…LOL! Not to mention, “Stronger” by Kayne West–now th-that that don’t kill me, can only make me stronger. I giggled while listening to “I Want Candy” and “My Sharona.” Thanks Jen!
So the design sketching begins…my favorite part of it all! I need to come up with 5 different looks…with a total of no more than 16 pieces. This is where I get to put it all on paper.
Now, I’m not a fashion sketch artist, but I’ve been able to draw decent sketches using my daughter’s favorite fashion drawing book, Fashion Sketchbook by Bina Abling.
Over the last few months, I’ve kept a Pattern Making Requirements list of things I want included in my new boys’ line (welt pockets, buttonhole elastic waistbands, etc.). It helps me remember the little details I want included in my first patterns.
I’m giving myself a full week to complete my sketches as I can only sit for no more than an hour at a time. I’ll give you some sneak peeks when I’m done.
What details do you like in boys’ clothing? Do you have a favorite boys’ clothing line? If so, why? What makes it special? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Hope everyone’s day is off to a marvelous start! I’m off to my son’s book fair and then the gym (see above Lavender Chocolate). Today is also my sweet nephew, Eric’s, 6th Birthday! Happy Birthday Little Man!