We'll start with the pretty flower and move on from there. It gets a little scary looking. I don't have a for real, all my own studio space. Well, technically I do, but it's in our basement with only the teeniest bit of natural light which really, let's face it, is a no go for an art-eest. So anytime I am tackling a big project, I haul everything up into our large sunny kitchen which is the heart of our home. Good for being near things, but it usually results in a gargantuan mess.
These rolls of paper are my patterns masters. (Not to be confused with puppet masters.) I sketch a design onto the paper, section at a time. So for example, I'll sketch an idea for a bodice, cut it out and sew it. Then I make changes as needed, draw another round, sew it up etc.. When all is good, I draw one last clean final version of the piece and move on to the next section of that pattern.
Fabric is everywhere. I don't use quite this much, but it's here to be at my fingertips. Well and I like to look at it too.
As soon as the whole line is drafted, I have the final sample garment with my drafted pattern on paper. Off they go to be digitized and graded. I'll sew up a sample in each size to make sure everything is good and then they will be printed, instructions written and sold. :) We're getting there.
I won't bother showing the picture I took of my computer. It's too scary to share. And the inbox showing 267 messages that need attending is equally scary. Give me one more day! I'm finishing this all up and having a whirlwind cleaning session tomorrow and will return all emails then.
OH-another bi-product of pattern drafting: