June 23, 2007

Step one: Creating the design

Posted in Step one at 3:24 pm by sewcrazy4fashion

I’m making yet another solo dress. This will be the 7th Irish dancing costume that I’ve made. I’m starting to feel more comfortable with the process, and am looking forward to sewing it. (I’ve looking even more forward to having it done!)

I started with one semi-complete design for this dress, which had the general idea plus the bottom panel drawn out. I had misplaced the original sketch and then drew it out again, copying the version I had scanned onto the computer. This second sketch has the front design complete, and includes some changes in the knotwork and overall design. I’m sure the design will change again as I start to sew, however the knotwork will most likely remain the same.

I’m having a tough time deciding what colors I want my costume to be. I’ve finally narrowed it down to two different color schemes. The first is a royal blue with silver accents. The second is red-coral with silver.

http://www.geocities.com/mysolodress/new Go there to vote for your favorite color scheme!