Monday, July 5, 2010

Capricorn Fever - Drawings of a Collection

Hello and good day dear readers! Today I am sharing some drawings of a collection that I did while I was attending school. The drawings shown here were never actually realized into garments, although they may still be someday. I took my inspiration from tropical climates (thus the name Capricorn fever) but didn't want to do traditional summer type clothing. Instead I tried to make sophisticated garments that could be worn in the evening or while going out somewhere. So not beachwear.

The drawings inlcude some croquis which are fashion drawings drawn wearing the clothing and flats - these are the outlines showing how the clothing is to be made. This also includes fabric samples showing the colours and types of fabric to be used for the garment. Most of these fabrics are cottons or natural materials (such as Bamboo and Soy) although the sequin is obviously not. The denim swatch shown is an organic cotton. Most of the natural/eco friendly fabrics which I was using at this time were purchased from a company called SYKA. They have a good selection and good prices for the quality of fabric they are selling. I found the stretch knits they sell to be quite superior to others I had found in local shops.

*Note- for some reason I am getting an error message when typing in Syka's website, hopefully this will be rectified soon.*

I am getting really excited about the upcoming Germany vs. Spain game and will be posting more on that tomorrow. I hope you have enjoyed my drawings - please let me know what you think. :)


mizdarlin said...

I love your drawings! The tops are especially good..can i have them in plus sSize, please.. :^)

I am on edge about Netherlands/Uruguay..we'll see..go Holland!

Tracy Krauss said...

I like these so much I would hang them as art!

Lydia said...

Thanks! I don't know why but blogger is having trouble with comments it seems. misdarlin - if I ever make them I will be sure to let you know! I'm not sure why your comment is only appearing in email! :)