These are a couple of love and peace textile print designs that I have been working on. I was inspired by the 1967 Scott McKenzie song San Fransisco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ_WG3d3GL8.
The dresses are primarily wool with a polyester lining. The lettering would be screen printed on.
The two tone beret is made of felted wool.
The color story has cool and warm colors with green tint pop.
This weekend I was determined to create flats of the Fall blouse I finished sewing last week. I first created the motif of the flowers then made them into a half drop by following the directions on this website: http://coloroncloth.com/2012/05/09/whats-for-dinner-how-to-create-a-half-drop-repeat-in-illustrator/ Super easy. Then I went and created the fashion flat of the blouse. Once that was done I filled two blouses with the half drop pattern and resized them. I really like the one closes to the bottom because you can easily see the details in the flowers and leaves. I used a portion of the motif and copied it five times to swatch the Pantone colors I used for the pattern. Which blouse do you like the best?
Created a fashion flat of this baby garment in Adobe Illustrator. Created a toss print for the cheetah print then made a tulle and ruffle brush for the details. After experimenting with Illustrator brushes, it is much easier to created the look you want by making and using them. Once you create a brush you can apply it to a pen stroke; that is what I did for the ruffles and tulle. If you have any questions on how I made these leave a comment and I will answer you.
About a month ago my brother was home from Taiwan and we decided to create our own space invaders. After that my husband and I made some too.
My first encounter of a space invader was at Michigan State University. I was walking to home from class and noticed something colorful near the bottom of the stadium. I went closer and found this happy friend. I’m not sure who put him there but after seeing that I always wanted to make an invader of my own. So now I have! Two in fact.
Supplies: 1 white tile about 6×6 inches, a sheet of multicolored glass tiles about 1/2″ in size, and gorilla glue. These can all be found at Home Depot and Lowes.
So we came up with our space invader design idea then glued down the tiles and waited for the glue to dry.
These little guys now hang out on our front porch. Now it’s your turn.
I’ve been working on Illustrator and Photoshop lately and decided to create a fashion flat of jeans. I created a basic skinny jean silhouette in Illustrator then added all the details like front zipper closure, front pockets, rivets, belt loops, top stitching, and back pockets. After saving the jeans, I saved them again as an ESP file which I then opened in Photoshop. I added the faded and worn look by using dodge and burn. I’m really happy with how they turned out. They are the most realistic fashion flat I’ve created.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!!! I’m so excited to see all my family this weekend! My cousin Joy is coming home from Japan, cousin Stephen is coming from Texas, and cousin Julie is coming from Chicago. It will be a real gathering of the clan.
I’m so happy because this year I actually had time to make a Christmas dress! I got to use this gorgeous red leopard print material that I have had since the summer. Now I need to buy a black sweater to wear in case I get chilly. Any suggestions of where I could find a nice black sweater? I’ll have to go to the mall tomorrow and look.
I could not go through the Christmas season with out listening to these songs:
Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters
Suzy Snowflake by Rosemary Clooney:
What’s your favorite Christmas song?
Hat: Lambs wool Vintage Pants: Abercrombie and Fitch Sweater shirt comb: Forever 21 Boots: London Fog
I love winter because I get to wear my beautiful fur hat! I feel like a Russian when I wear it. This was taken for the New York Times style section.
I went home a couple weeks ago to Rochester Hills where my mom and I had a girls day and went to Antonio’s pizza!