Well actually, I’ve been procrastinating a bit. Having zero confidence in my drawing skills, I’ve put off the final thing I need to send to my pattern maker…my design sketches.
I wish I was a whiz at Photo Shop so I could easily do my designs and add the different fabric swatches. But I can barely figure out Paint Shop Pro, so I’m left with my Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils (I like them so much better than regular colored pencils). I used the child croquis from Frances Harder’s Forms for Profit. Actually, I bought her Business Startup Package which included the forms and 2 books: Fashion for Profit and Costing for Profit.
The frustrating thing about hand sketching with colored pencils is you can’t really erase your mistakes well. See, after drawing a zillion little skulls with crossbones (yes, that’s what those little Xs and Os are…whatever), I realized I didn’t add a front pocket on the shirt…ugh, ugh, ugh. Do over.
And I drew several pants only to realize there will be no pants in my Spring/Summer line, just board shorts.
However, I did figure out a little trick. I printed out swatches of my fabrics, sketched the garment on tracing paper and then put the swatch behind the tracing paper…so clever, right?
I’ve been browsing the net to find the perfect Boy’s Shoes for my upcoming Photo Shoot. Look what I found:
You can’t see the design well in black, but look at the gray version:
Get them here. Although the colors won’t work for this season, I definitely will be using them for the second season (Fall/Winter 2009). Same with these:
These Me in Mind Infant Shoes are just too stinkin’ cute, too!
Most importantly, B is for BACK TO WORK!