Category Archives: Sketches

Fashion Drawing Template

Fashion Drawing Block

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To download and print this image in any size …  click on the image to open a high resolution version (it will open in a separate window).  In this window right-click and save the image to your hard drive or desktop; from there you should be able to double-click to open in your default image editor and print either A4or the size you require in Black & White from there.

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Dress Making Workshop 1: 28th February

Inspiration Board from previous Workshop

Inspiration Board from previous Workshop

This initial workshop will work towards developing an individual design brief for your ‘dress’ based on our unique pattern block; we will cover  developing a personal look, an introduction to fabrics, texture and colour palettes and sizing.  If you can bring along a sketch or notebook and five favourite objects – these can be garments, images, objects, technology or media – old or new – whatever you love! and magazines you don’t mind ripping up (we will also provide magazines/imagery) …

Instructions for Taking Measurements

© Luxury of Labour 2009

© Luxury of Labour 2009

1. Shoulder to Shoulder: Only needed for dress with sleeves. This is the width of your shoulder.  

2. Bust: not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it  across the fullest part of your bust. Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides. You must wear a bra when taking this measurement.

a. Strapless: (or upper bust) just above your bust.

 3. Waist: this is the smallest part of your waist. Typically it’s an inch or so above your belly button; also known as the natural waistline.

 4. Hips: this is the widest part of your hips, across the hipbone. Measurement is taken approximately seven inches below the natural waistline.

 5. Length from Back: length from centre back at the nape of your neck to required length. You should stand upright without your shoes and your feet should keep together.

 6. Length from Front: Let the tape drape across your bust to the front and drop naturally to the waist – take a second measurement from waist to required length.

 7. Upper Arm Perimeter: Only needed for style with sleeves. Take the tape around your upper arm and bring it across the fullest part of your arm.

 8. Shoulder to Wrist: Only needed for style with sleeves.

 9. Neck Perimeter: Only needed for styles with roll neck or necklace.

 10. Height without Shoes: From head to feet without shoes.

Instructions for Sewing Block

© Luxury of Labour 2009: Not for Commercial Use

© Luxury of Labour 2009: Not for Commercial Use

Stage 1: Cut out fabric by first cutting one side (if you are joining at center back  seam) from card block, flip block on fold line to cut out other side

Stage 2: Overlock if required, decide at this stage whether to line and then french seam centre back

Stage 3: Pin & chalk stitch line (apart from if you are making cape)

Stage 4: Decide on sleeve pattern and cut out; overlocking shoulder and cuff

Stage 5: Insert sleeve

Stage 6: Double turn edge of hem or bag out lining

Stage 7: Sew in stitch line on right side of fabric i.e. wrong sides together

Notes:

  • Press between all stages to ensure a neat finish
  • If you require a longer dress i.e. below the knee add 3″ to the length (medium block)
  • The belt will require fusible for rigidity for obi style sash belt. The majority of dresses will need to be lined or half lined to give a neater finish at the armholes.

Fashion Drawing Block

© Luxury of Labour 2009

© Luxury of Labour 2009

To download and print this image in A4 …  click on the image to open a high resolution version (it will open in a separate window).  In this window right-click and save the image to your hard drive or desktop; from there you should be able to double-click to open in your default image editor and print A4-size in Black & White from there.

Fashion Sketches: Capsule Collection Line Up #1

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© Luxury of Labour 2009

To download and print this image in A4 …  click on the image to open a high resolution version (it will open in a separate window).  In this window right-click and save the image to your hard drive or desktop; from there you should be able to double-click to open in your default image editor and print A4-size in Black & White from there.

Dress Making Workshop: Che Camille Glasgow

 

© Luxury of Labour 2009

© Luxury of Labour 2009

Fed up with walking down the high street and seeing the same dress? 

 

 

Why not create your own unique look; flourish in a step by step approach to discovering the process of fashion design…Enjoy this series of five workshops designed to celebrate the art of bespoke dress making.  Create, cut and make your own individual dress design.  Tutored by Lynn and Liane, textile and fashion design specialists, this workshop is suitable for all levels – no experience is required.

Dates: Sunday 13th September, Sunday 20th September, Sunday 27th September, Sunday 4th October, Sunday 11th October

Time: 2-5 pm

Cost: £110 for the series of five workshops.

The course will cover all aspects of fashion design through to dress making including:

  • Developing a personal look book and style
  • Introduction to fabrics and colour palettes
  • Pattern cutting and sample making
  • Fabric selection
  • Dressmaking
  • Finishing

To book online follow the link: Che Camille – Workshops