Sneak preview of Adele’s design outfit

Hello everyone! Here is a sneak preview of Adele’s design outfit! I like the way the patterns turned out and I feel the same way for the colors. Since I am studying in textile design, I am able to make this print myself, but my schedule is way too full and since I bought this fabric a long time ago…I think it was the right time to make something nice with it. Don’t be surprise if you see this fabric in another doll design outfit or for future projects…Oops! Did I just say future projects? The answer is yes, but I can’t speak about it for now. More photos will be posted shortly  during the week.

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Second and third fitting!

Good evening! I’m happy tonight, because after a second and a third fitting, Adele’s outfit is almost done. I was not satisfied with the first fitting: the tunic dress was too short and too tight around the thighs. On the second fitting the hemline was too loose and more corrections needed to be done on the sleeves. I spend a full day making pattern corrections and sewing for the third fitting and all I can tell you, things are looking good! I will come to you with more updates.

 

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First fitting!

Adele’s outfit in the making!

Hi everyone! What a beautiful week we had in Montreal: it was sunny and hot! Though, I’ve been working a lot these last two weeks, I did take a few moments to enjoy it during my breaks. Speaking of work, last weekend Adele’s outfit was in the making! I love the entire process on making a garment: sketching, pattern making, molding, making a few corrections and sewing. I know for some of you, the process may sound a bit daunting and even annoying, especially when you have to start the process all over again! But, if you are a perfectionist like me, you don’t count hours of work, you just do it because you simply love the challenge of it! For this outfit, which is a simple tunic dress, I had to make three fittings to get exactly what I wanted and it turned out great. You will get a sneak preview of it in a future post!

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Design overview…

Good evening! Here is a small design overview of my Adele’s fashion outfit. As you can see, my approach on the design process, is to have  a good overview of what I want to create and put myself in a deep creative mood!

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Adele’s design is now final!

Hey everybody! The wait is now over and Adele’s design is now is now final! I did not want to complicate the design process, since, as you know, Adele’s neck and shoulders are articulated. However, she still is a figurative and fragile. Also, let’s not forget that she is tall 18 inches (45,6 cm) and for those who have been following me understand what I mean : the taller the doll is, the more fragile she is!Many may ask why I do not make smaller dolls, the reason is simple: I prefer taller dolls to create beautiful designs and since, I started collecting dolls in 2008, they were all tall and I wasn’t interested in smaller dolls. Period! More images will be posted tomorrow! Thank you!

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Design sketch 3

Good evening! Here is my third design sketch for my sweet doll Adele! I don’t know what you think about it, but this outfit is my favorite one so far! From the moment, I learned how to make tailored suits in fashion school, 20 years ago, I knew that complex clothing were my favorite ones to make!  But, I can’t make this nice design for Adele: she’s too fragile and I truly don’t want to break her! And, yes that means I have to go back  and design something different and safer…Anyways, I will make this tailored suit for a future doll for sure!

Design sketch 2

Hi everybody! On tonight’s post,I will continue with another design sketch for Adele. For this second design, I was inspired by  the early 1970’s, a time where many women where under the influence of ethnic styles: African, Eastern Europe or Native Indian to name a few. From Romy schneider to Diana Ross or to Diane Von Fürstenberg, they are all women who represent that decade so well. The design shown below is one of them. Sadly, I will probably not use it for Adele, since the trench coat sleeves are too tight to fit the doll’s arms and I am afraid to break them because of this.

Design sketch 1

Hello doll lovers! I’ve been sketching a few designs for my doll Adele and many things have crossed my mind. At first, I wanted to design something very elaborated with many ornamentations (embroidery, hand beading work and crochet). However, the fabric that I’m using is already beautifully rich. The patterns are so beautiful and should not be covered, since their scale is perfect! But, my second and main problem is: when I’m sketching an idea or a fashion design, I don’t like to feel limited. I like to let myself feel free! I guess that this is “artist” in me who feels this way! Then, I’ll see if the design idea is workable technically. Also, though Adele has a movable neck and shoulders, she’s still a figurative doll, which limits and complicates any fashion design technically. I must make sure that I will not break any part of her after many hours making her! For the first design sketch, I was completely in  a folkloric vibe with hand beading work! More design sketch ideas in a few days. Thank you!

 

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A close up of my design process

Hello! On tonight’s post, I’ll make a quick close up of my design process. For many of you, it will sound to elaborate and  with to much procedure. First, any ideas come with my mood and on what I feel right in the present time so I can write about it. All the things that I write, read or see are all than used to create a mood board. This mood board is important because it is a collage of all the things I am sensitive to: pictures, color or fabric swatches and even articles or proverbs. Then, it’s time for me to make a quick inventory of what I have in terms of materials, before buying anything else. I like to have a good over view of what I can create with what I have and then it’s time for me to sketch a few designs. Actually, I have the intention to create other boards (creative and design), especially if I have specific theme or concept in mind. In a few days, I will get back to you with more details. Thanks everyone!

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