And this is the point where I wish I could say, "and now I draw this, a beautiful fashion illustration."
|by Kat Macleod|
But I don't because, well, I can't!!
Instead, scattered throughout numerous books, on the back of napkins and many scraps of paper, my simple sketches help me to work out a design idea or remind me of a particular detail I like. Not quite a technical drawing as they are not in proportion nor do they show all the stitching detail, however, I do annotate these 'flat' drawings and use them to work out the basic shape and construction of the piece I want to make.
As part of the process, the creation of working drawings is important. I may not always take my time over them or even remember where I drew them, but they are essential for getting the ideas in my head down on paper in a simple, clear format.
A good resource to help with drawing and understanding this part of the process is Technical Drawing for Fashion by Basia Szkutnicka