Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sweet Summer Shirt Dress

I love my Japanese pattern books. They are full of endless and easy clothing possibilities, which is just what I need since I've decided that I wouldn't buy any more clothing and commit myself to making clothing.

I made a new summer shirt dress from Sweet Dress Recipe:


Even though I can't read Japanese, the book makes everything super easy with illustrated steps and good pattern layout. All of the patterns offered in the book are on one big page overlapping each other. In some books, it is impossible to find all of the patterns pieces and Sweet Dress Recipe makes it easy for your by organizing patterns by page number.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sketch -> Print

I am going to attempt to make an exact replica of this sketch from my sketchbook of the PECO area in Gray's Ferry, Philadelphia into a screenprint without any digital processing. We shall see how this turns out...  So far, I've been armed with a filme opaquer marker for obvious non-textured line work and making china marker rubbings on acetate to simulate the pastel/paper texture.