Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat!

Variation On My Design

Variation On My Design
FashionDesign_1, a photo by Esquerade on Flickr.

Seeing As People liked my doctor who design, I wanted to show you some previous designs I had come up with during College, As I was doing a textile course, I have created a skirt fabric made of a mixture of a materials symbolising the many different themes in alice in wonderland, such as the Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee rhyme, Cards, Idea of time. I also creted images such as rabbits and hearts which I put onto the skirt fabric. I included a photo of my own fabric design in my Fashion design to show how it could be used and its over all look. This was also my first attempt at using photo shop and a mouse to create the computer design, hopefully I’ll be getting a graphics tablet soon!


Doctor who

Doctor who by Esquerade
Doctor who, a photo by Esquerade on Flickr.

This is my design, that I came up with inspired by my love for doctor who!

Geek Chic!

As any one who has met me will probably tell you, I’m a bit odd and totally obsessed with Disney  sci-fi, anime and games. I have a great influence from these things. Today I was listening to Chameleon Circuit (a band that write songs about the television series Doctor Who) and I remembered I had bought some cyber-man earrings from a shop called Geek Chic, in Pokesdown. It was a lovely shop and for any one that is a true Geek like myself you will understand when you walk in, its like a sweet shop! Dresses with Daleks, necklaces of the doctor, Star wars and even comic book characters! So After listening to a few more songs, I became inspired to create a Doctor who themed outfit to go with with my earrings, I decided to base it on the David Tenants incarnation of the doctor as he truly is my favourite (So Far!) So I decided to go for a suit style dress, brown, blue with a red tie and white high tops!  I also added three blue strips to each as the Doctors suit is a pinstripe style and finally must have a Tardis Bag, because every girl needs a bag bigger on the inside.


My fabric swatch book


After going to the london trip I put together a book all my heart watches I wanna make a cover for it how about it later and a brown ribbon with beads and sequins, I made the colour scheme of the cover match my project theme.


My moodboard


This is my finished moodboard expressing my colors and styles for the project

Arrange And Rearrange

DSCN1573Arranging a final design on to a board can be rewarding and frustrating. You want it to look just right, you want it to stand out but how to arrange all the items onto your board to make it look right takes time. The rules I follow are, always keep a larger gap at the bottom then at the top, this is because if there directly in the middle they still look like there “falling” of the page, so put them just slightly higher. Also I like to arrange things into little groups, so fabric samples go in one area of the page, while the flats go altogether in another section. That way I feel people can look at what they want to look at easily with out having to look all over the page. Finally Sizes, I like my work to fit together nicely like a puzzle, so the more attracting items are large while the least attracting or interesting pieces are small. That way from afar people are enticed to come in closer to view the whole picture. I always find it difficult to find the right arrangement for my work so I generally just play around with it until I find a arrangement that I like.


My First Fashion Sketchbook

I have finally completed my sketchbook! I think it looks pretty good, although it still has alot of textile influences in it. I think its a good basis to start developing my own sketchbook style. I found it very difficult to not annotate as much as I used to have to do in my old textile sketchbook. However, I enjoyed being able to design garments through out my research and using it to develop my designs. I have created this video so you can see the entire of my hard work!

My lookbook

I have created a look book page which will be updated pretty often! The links to my latest looks will be on the left hand column under the title lookbook. I started it for fun, and to start getting a bit more confident in my style, as there’s many outfits I’ve dreamed of wearing but i guess I haven’t had the confidence to wear. So if I test run them on the lookbook page if it gets a few hypes, then I’ll take it its safe to wear in public! I had allot of fun with these photo shoots, my house mate and I played around in the garden, please note neither of us are photographers! so don’t judge the photo quality haha!

“Communicate with the fabric” Shingo Sato

Today we had a presentation by Shingo Sato, A Japanese Designer and Pattern Cutter. I found his work truly inspiration, using very simple and easy techniques to create unique darts and shapes, practically sculpted from the fabric. I think Shingo’s work is fun and interesting taking an ordinary bodice design and create something futuristic, going against the normal dart positions and styles.  I can’t wait to give some of his techniques ago, it gave me so much inspiration for dresses that I want to make for myself! With Christmas coming up what better time to make a new party dress. I was truely fascinated by Shingo Sato’s work and I’m sure you will be in awe by it to!

This is a link to his website and youtube account:

Children in need

Helping out fundraising with my pudsey ears pudsey top and bright yellow scarf lets raise lots