Thursday, April 25, 2013

Doodling Some Shirt Designs

I've been planning some sewing projects to boost up my meager wardrobe.
I'm planning to make a few Peter Pan collared blouses. (Why do they call it a Peter Pan collar? I don't think I've ever seen him wearing one....)

I sketched out a simple blouse design with my trusty STAEDTLER marsgraphic jr marker set and scanned it into my computer. I layered the sketch onto some fabric ideas so I could keep track of what I'm thinking about making. 
I love to use this technique for trying out ideas before I actually put the work into making the piece. It gives me a feel for how things will look before I go ahead and commit to a design.

They are so helpful!

Do you have tricks to help you make decisions before you sew?
I'd love to hear your ideas.