A Peek into my Brain…
Hi I’m Katelyn of PhriendlyK8′s Threads. Today it’s my turn to blog, and I decided that I would give you a peek into my creative process. I will show you from start to finish how I will make a dress go from a mere idea to a beautiful final product!
If the dress is going to be made specifically for a custom order I will ask the customer what ideas that they have in mind. I take their ideas and make a sketch for them. I show them my sketch before proceeding. That way they can let me know what they like, what they don’t like, and what they want me to change.
I then begin with the focal part of the dress which is usually the middle panel. I draw the applique design true to size on a large piece of paper, then begin to transfer the design onto fabric, and stitch it on.
After the middle panel of the dress is done I start to add the rest of the panels to the skirt part of the dress. A lot of times I find myself adding little extra details and appliques to the dress. For this dress in particular I added a patchwork section along the bottom, and I went crazy adding little yellow stars all over.
When the skirt part of the dress is finished I create the bodice. I add the appliques to the bodice in the same manner as I have done with the applique on the front panel. I use a dressform to make the bodice so that I can structure it to fit the specific measurements of the customer .
Now the bodice and the skirt are finished. I attach the two together and I add the straps on. Now it’s Finished!
I hope you have a chance to check out some of my creations in my Etsy Shop!