Thursday, October 23, 2008

creating the collection


A big part of my working process is pure experimentation. I puzzle together the pieces, and then I play around with them by holding them up on the dress form or on myself and snapping a picture. I prefer taking snapshots because so many times I have done something awesome once, only to completely forget how I did it or what it was like!

I have plenty more of these photos, and I'll post them up later!

10 comments:

Eliza said...

I sew mostly for my teen daughter (she loves anime/renaissance costumes, big boots, various forms of punk and lolita, etc.) and it is great to learn how real designers and artists work. (My icon is a tiny mermaid costume that I designed and made for my niece's new baby girl.) Thank you for sharing these and I am looking forward to more pics. Your work is so beautiful and so inspiring. Seeing your creative designs in sketches/pieces/completed form inspires me to try new techniques. :)

caroline said...

sigh.

Ross said...

Your workmanship is great! I really love the experimental wave patterns.

yeshe_choden said...

This is so interesting.

Gorgeous Things said...

"I have done something awesome once, only to completely forget how I did it"

Boy do I sympathize! I'm curious - what kind of interfacing or stiffener did you use on the white fans? I love the body it gave them.

Dinwiddie said...

Did you do every one of those dresses in muslin first and then in the real fabric??????

That would have taken forever.

nexstitch said...

I love the snapshot idea. I design too and never thought to do it that way. Hmmm, you've got my brain thinking...

theresa martin said...

I love being able to peek in on your process. Wonderful work Leanne!

glam.spoon said...

I have just started using photographs during the design process... it gives me a whole different perspective!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.