Sunday, 8 May 2011

Designing an accessory - initial process

I first sketched out some possible garment options with a variety of positions for buttons or brooches (drawings 1 & 2):

Then, as there has been a considerable gap since I worked on this module, I decided to work from some of the original images and do some fresh paper exercises:

Drawings 3 & 4

Drawings 5 & 6

Drawings 7 & 8

Drawings 9 & 10

Drawings 11, 12 & 13

Then I used cut out windows to audition potential designs. Here is a selection of some of them:

Drawings 14 & 15

Drawings 16 & 17

Drawings 18 & 19

Finally, I prepared some small mock-ups of how possible shapes/sizes of brooch/button could sit on the garment:

Drawings 20 & 21


Anne B said...

Oh lovely! Like the bolero as a base - or do they call it a shrug these days? Beautiful, carefully thought out designs. I'd better get a move on!!!!

threadcircles said...

I love these, spirals are one of my obsessions! What a lot of lovely options to try. Look forward to seeing the next bits!!

JaneO said...

Lots of possibilities here - especially like the one with the dangly bits.