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Watercolor Textile Pattern Design For Womenswear Fashion Design

Chantelle Fashion, freelance marketer and designer

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13 Lessons (1h 19m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:21
    • 2. Choosing A Muse/ Theme

      2:34
    • 3. The Muse Or Brand

      3:21
    • 4. Muse & Mood-board

      16:41
    • 5. Initial Ideas Starting To Create Watercolor Thumbnails

      8:20
    • 6. Initial Ideas Creation Process

      4:37
    • 7. Developing Your Watercolor Ideas

      8:19
    • 8. Scanning Your Water Colour Work

      1:58
    • 9. Turing Your Watercolour Illustration Digital

      6:43
    • 10. Creating A Artistic Surface Pattern Design

      12:11
    • 11. Sketching Clothing Designs For Your Fashion Sketchbook

      5:23
    • 12. Finishing Your Design Creating The Final Garment

      6:32
    • 13. class project

      1:14

About This Class

Explore how chantellefashion brings a fun and unique art style to her prints in this 1 hour and 2 0 minute class. This Skillshare Textiles class programme will develop your textiles arts skills. Printed textile design, techniques and design process. You'll learn step by step how to design A watercolor textile print from a design brief and create a textile for your chosen muse or fashion brand. 

The class will cover: 

• Introduction to fashion and printed textile design 
• watercolour illustration for print design 
• Printing digital designs into real fabrics 
• Beginner Introduction to garment design & making 

introduce you to the exciting creative potential within the structural applications of pattern design in womenswear 

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Transcripts

1. Introduction: Hello, I'm Sentelle. Welcome to my water color print Textiles class for women's wear design. So when you look at my work, it's kind of fun. 30. A little bit in your face. I like poppy prints. Colors like mixing contrast covers a complementary and harmonious colors. I think that's really fun to do digital design using digital designed. I also like printing by hand as well. But in this class, I'm going to be focusing on with digital style, taking your ministrations into digital style. I like doing different types, like starting from digital from water colors on, also printing by hand. But by far, one of my favorite ways to look is looking from painting for illustration and turning it into a print. Now we are going to choosing a news or brand to design full, always like just talked with amusing mind or branding mind to expire on what I can make it rather than to the real world 2. Choosing A Muse/ Theme: It's really nice to look at some magazines or blog's for some inspiration. So first of all this, clear up What you've a muse. So amused is a person who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist. So I'm going to using the news interchangeably with theme, because when fashion designers create, they even use amused or a theme to inspire them. Well, sometimes they even use both combined. It's really important to have a source of inspiration and not to just design from nothing. I think it's really strange to design for nothing. It's great to have a really good idea off where the color fabrication and the style ideas air coming from so you can relate it back to your music. Your theme. When designing from a theme or amuse, try to keep in mind what your own personal style is, and this will help you to decide who you want to be as a designer. So, for example, if you like to do minimal prints or being very delicate with your designs, it wouldn't make sense. Beauty design for amused That is really poppy and bright and wacky. Just think of your aesthetic and think of the muse that or brand that you would fit into and that will fit into your aesthetic. It is could also be really interesting to design for a brand that doesn't fit into your aesthetic as well, because, as you know, as a designer, when you're commissioned to do a design, it may not always be the project that you want to do. So it can be nice to challenge yourself to see if you can design in a different stylus. Well, that might be something you might want to try, but today I am deciding to choose monkey. The reason I chose this brand is because I personally enjoy shopping there, and I love the brand message off self love and acceptance. I loved style of the clothing, and I know that there no afraid to be bold, which I really love, because when I'm doing my own design and my own prince that really links in with my own designs and aesthetic, you can see for out my work that my work is very bold and poppy and fun. So I thought that monkey would be a really great brand for me. So try to think of a brand that would be fantastic view and join along and design along with me throughout this course 3. The Muse Or Brand: So, as I said before, I'm choosing monkey as my aspirational brand. So as I'm going to be treason monkey, I'm going to create a mood ward wave monkey on it. I'm going to also take some inspirational images on get inspiration for that for some mood board and take some inspiration from the movable to create some dumbbells on the phone now . So I'm just gonna create some little ideas of what the final pretty think be or initial ideas. Rather, it's not really about thinking about what the end result is at the moment. Right now, it's about getting down ideas, some of the best ideas of the ones that I never realized what I was doing. So no ideas that that idea, I'd say at minimum to six. And you could do about six to about 50 even 100 thumbnails. You can never have too many initial ideas. Let run. We can refine them. I make them a little a little bit more perfect and perfect it later on. But right now it's time to have fun and have your initial ideas. So I like to use Pinterest as a really great source to collect ideas first. Um, what I'm doing is just searching on my phone on the main website and just picking out images from the main website and seem ones that really stand out to me and that I really like from their brand and saving that to my fashion inspiration board. So I just created this simple board and I'm just going for the website, checking out what kind of things they have, the colors that they used materials and all of this will inform the future choices for the designs and why may choose when I go to design a piece for them. So it's good to look up your muse or your brand and see what kind of outfits they have, what they wear, the styling behind it, so that you can have a kind of idea off what it should look like and some inspiration to draw from. So all of these ideas will be used to form a mood board that we can later on take color inspiration from, and also a lot off design information from the boards 4. Muse & Mood-board : so it's really good to choose a muse or brand to design, for. It's very important to have a musing idea for you to design for when you're doing a textile proved for clothing, because when we tend to do take some prints or selfish designs, they are very different from the ones that you would do to for fashion designs. What works on a tea towel may know translate well on the T shirt or a dress, so you need to sort of design slightly differently when you're designing for clothing. When you designed for clothing, you need to taken account the trend also the muse or the brand identity, and so your identity and fuse them together. It needs to look graceful and beautiful and wearable at the same time. So for the purpose of this, I'd like you to choose your own brand or urine use. I have a few just to give you an idea, but you can choose any that you like. Maybe you might want to design for a celebrity made designing a dress for the red carpet for Beyonce or even reality. Well, maybe you might want to design a dress for Keira Knightley. Oh, you could do a brand like acne whistles. Talk shop for over 21. Primorac is really up to you. The brand that I'm going to choose is monkey. I really loved that. They're fun loving sweet brand on that. They relate to issues around the world, body image issues as well, and put that into you some of their T shirt designs on raise awareness for young teenage girls. So I'm going to take that into account for my print design. Whatever you decide to do, a brand pop star or anyone you need to taking account their personality on the style that compliment them. So once you chose them, you could still not sketching out your ideas. We're gonna do some Bucknell's. So what we have here is a mood board. We're going to create a soft like color inspiration mood board between your inspirational brand and also trends. So what I did was started to look at some different trends that are going on right now. Some of the 2018 fashion trends in pre where design I was looking at what kind of like trends they do. It's important to look at trends because if you're doing something that's more commercial than it needs to be, something that will be sold. I was looked at. This is all monkey, the brand that I'm my inspirational brand. So what you would need to do is get your inspirational brand on some trend images, and we're gonna kind of like re emerge together as the first death. So here's some will trend inspirations. Um, we have Platt that's really popular at this time of year. There's also animal skin prints, a leopard print separate print is really popular right now. There's also this sort of trend going on, which is Azov Scarf inspired Print for women's were designed at the moment and then coming over to monkey. We have, um, sort of like, really fun colors. We got nice for the T shirt, doing something really fun, like a 80 style typographer free, and it says this body's got rights behind their brand message is all about empowerment, women being empowered on loving your body and body positivity. So that is sort of like what their T shirt designs and the loss of their practice prints on jewelry designs air about. Some gonna focus on that as, but they're about positivity. They have, like catchy slogans on their top and then his another interesting print design that I found on their online store, which I thought was very interesting. They're not afraid of being bold and using a lot of color. Their demographic is so 15 to 25 year old women, mainly, but they can have a wage groups. But mainly the demographic is 15 to 25 year old women that it's about being party, being bold, being alive and having fun, so a lot that comes through in their brand image. So when you're thinking about your music or your brand that you're designing for, you really need to think about their message on how you want to portray that and just really think about betraying that brand image. So that's the reason why we're gonna create Mood Ward to look at different fabric ideas to look up trend ideas, and it's gonna be a marriage between trend Andi, the brand that you're going to be designing for. It's important to have sums off inspiration from the brand and also from trends, because you really need to think about how it will work for the customers. Some just attack this down with a little bit. Take it doesn't need to be perfect from just using a bit of scrap paper, because this is just going to be our mood board. I'm going to go in later on with some colors, so I'm gonna draws and colors from here. But mainly, this is just getting down my ideas, the ones that appealed to me the most and the ones that I think I'm going to be exciting. So I think this plaid and the leopard print and just really solved use that for the initial years. So if we get ISS might just place this. You just try to think about how you want to place them where they're gonna go. I I think I'm gonna put this one here, so I just really did a Google search. I looked at what trends are happening right now on. Just look at Fashion Week for inspiration. You can also see silly what ideas that will come into the design inspiration more later on . Even they were not doing silhouettes. We dream, or the print design. It's important to think about what kind of fashion is going on right now. And that's how you can find out from looking at the brand images and looking at trend images. So now that we have our mood board or tacked down, we have our brand images, images from the brand adopted about. We've also got trend images or doctor about. So we've got a little bit of everything on the page, and now we can go in and start choosing different colors that I'm going to use some water color on start mixing them. Teoh Inspired by the ones that I've seen here just so that we can get sort of like a color palette idea. This can inspire something in the future for an issue. Ideas when we go on to that. So I'm going to be using one of these brushes that have the water inside. These are really handy, continues a normal brush you want to so I can just squeeze in control how much water is coming through. And I'm just using a sort of like a simple palette. This is by winced er on Newton. They're really good brand, but you can use any sort of quality off what colors it doesn't really matter. At this point, we're actually just doing some ideas. We're getting our ideas onto paper so I can see this so much color to choose from this oranges blues golds here they usual of colors, the usual of color. So monkey is no afraid to use color. If you're choosing another brand that's more like black and white, you need to really consider that if they renewed kind of brand, then you don't want to use bright reds and pinks because you need to consider what that brand would actually do. Just imagine that you're being commissioned by this brand. You wouldn't dango and design something that doesn't suit them. So with that, I can see that they use a little oranges. I'm going to start with this. One can just start a color here, going and just start doing it by that, it's just paint directly on. He was more that down a little bit, some just painting squares at the moment. Different ideas off what could be gonna take some of the orange? I like this planet because it's very, very vibrant. You get really nice color payoff, and then we can go into that mixed color so I'm just adding water to create the the transitions from the darker to the light color was really simple to do. We're just doing little swatches. I'm just taking that experience from the orange that we see here and some of the yellows that I'm seeing him yellows a lot yellow. So I'm just taking just different ideas from some of the some of the images, so your colors will be different from mine. Do it depending on what you have, you know it needs to be relatable toe what you have, so there's a bit of red as well. And, uh, Brown's is, Well, let's that's going to read And I'm gonna take a bill that orange color. Start mixing that a little bit, having a little bit of water bill that porridge transitions into that color that you see right there. Add in a bit more water and more the orange taking world mixing to give up. So we have this nice little color palette. That's a nice little idea. So we've got some yellow orange red that goes into that color. There's a red going like to run lighter, which is really nice. Um, so what colors. We've got some greens as well. I might take a built green. How would the green look together with something else? I might start thinking about that. Maybe the green and the yellow could be a really nice combination for a future print. Start mixing that. Take a pill mixed on him and just take a mental No off. What color is your mixing so that when you come back to created later on, you know what you used. He's a built in yella and makes that into the green to make it a little bit lighter. Each time I'm you can't see me doing it on camera. But each time I'm wiping off my brush so that the colors don't get contaminated. And when you want to blend the color, you just use a bit squeeze brush or deep, you're you're on brush into water and just blend it. And that helps. I really love having this kind of brush because it really helps you save time. So we've got a few color palettes coming together up here, and it looks really nice. Um, so let's see what other colors can we've got? Brown's from the leopard print and blues so might go into with little brown color. Let's see how brow look gonna stop down here. Now it's got a nice little brown going on them do brown in toe orange, mixing with that previous orange that was there before taking a bill that yet it was well, - so now what we have is a few color palettes to start off our initial ideas with. This is sort of like a practice. To start our initial ideas, we've got different color combinations that we could go from thes all complement each other . We can look at the color wheel of you not sure which kind of colors will complement each other. But you know, the green to yellow, the orange to light yellow to life read to life and then got the brown going into a nor INGE going into a Soviet yellowy brown. So we've got some really nice color combinations to inspire our prints and they Iran and we have just some few ideas that we could maybe create some animal prints. Maybe you could do something more abstract. We can also do typography. We could also do plaid, also these kind of style of old fashioned scarves, so that could be something that we could research into and look up 5. Initial Ideas Starting To Create Watercolor Thumbnails: So I started off by creating six different squares within the east, eases fund nails on, just made a little line underneath so that we can write down what the fundamentals are about. So going back to our mood board, we're gonna be using this as a reference point on to kind of, like draw some inspiration from and look at different ideas. So the 1st 1 I am going to be looking at the color palette. I'm also looking at the leopard print, and I'm gonna do a watercolor leopard print for the first square, a little bit of brown and just start doing little dots. I'm also gonna take a bigger brush into different size dots. I don't think this Bush I'm not using too much water with it because I want needs to be darker. The more water use with it, the lie to the color, the more you water out of it. Take some of the orange as well. No, actually doing realistic colors, necessarily because this is meant being spy. It's like a fun brands, and it could be can be anything you want it to be because I chose this brand because it's more fun and doesn't have to be a realistic looking leopard print. So I'm just mixing some brown and orange together just to get some different kind of colors . There's a lot of orange this season imprints a leopard print. It's no really uniforms. You can kind of make making any kind of way you want it to be. Some just in little see shapes and little curves around each one. So I'm gonna let that dry a little bit, and then I'm gonna go back, toe it, work into it. Some are still waiting for, like, two dry. We can move on to other squares because obviously we don't want to overwork it, and then it will be it won't be able to create the effect that we want. This. I'm gonna go back and have a look of black. But for now, I'm gonna leave it as it is. London Me. I'm gonna put colorful leopard print the next one. I'm kind of looking at this sort of abstract print here. They used that kind of abstract, abstract kind of look, so I'm gonna use that and create silicon Never struck Patton. Not gonna do some Blix short flex I think that would be quite a nice idea, something simple and then going into the orange. So just different patent ideas for this I could. I was kind of like thinking off. Maybe put in a slogan on top of it as a monkey like step slogans on their work. So this could be abstract abstract print. We've slogan that could be very, quite quite fun on the slogan could go somewhere across and that could be added on afterwards. We have some photo, shore port, something like that. We can just add that one afterwards. Or we could decide to do that with water colors. So is is really open. Um, there's a flat design, so I'm going to go into creating some lines. Two represents all the plaid kind of look I'm gonna do well above green. Take some green. It is going to be some really fine lines. And this could be really fun, like a really lovely look, a plaid created with water color instead of usually the uniform look. So this could have a really beautiful effect to it when we can give it a totally different look. So I'm just drawing lines under the weight for this layer to dry, and then I'm gonna go back over yellow on black, so this would be a really nice, big, like sort print that we could do. That's a nice print idea. So we wait for that to dry and into the next layer afterwards. But I'm gonna put plaid war to color and the next one, we could maybe even look at doing my plants. There was the scarf soft print so you could even do something to do with greenery. Flowers. They had some of that on the T shirt design. So maybe the next one could be to do with plants, florals, that kind of thing. This is just like a rough idea. We could play swings. It doesn't have to be beautiful yet because this is just our practice, Really. I saw a practice run just to give us an idea. There's a little initial ideas so that when we come to making our final piece that we're going to turn into a print, we have an idea of what we're going to create when just not creating it out of the blue. It has solved like purpose, so we have that one on the menu might have some other little greenery and voil village over here. Maybe some flowers and things. I'm just in this super quickly. You couldn't spend more time all this time, but this would just be a bit just like a sketchbook. Practice for me. No, just say greenery, green space or something like that. Maybe looking at some sort of like pattern that you could create. 6. Initial Ideas Creation Process: so something like this could be really beautiful. Just creating a pattern from irregular shapes. You regular lines really has having a play you can just play with creating the most beautiful abstract patterns. No, this is like a crisscross Chris cross print for the last one. I think I'm going to try some circles. I think that could be quite nice Having circles something simple but yet beautiful in the regular circle, print could be quite nice. And in the middle, different types. So summer light someone more dark. There are different sizes. So you can have something like this a longer ago. This water color po cadeau. So I'm gonna take some of this dark color and go back into my leopard print. Now that is dried off of it. Just put some love specs here and there just to add some time mention on, um just make it look a little bit different. Bajan The initial idea stage. You can kind off get an idea of what you want to create and how you want it to look on. What ideas? A successful ideas are not successful. That may be an idea in your head. My seems like a good idea. But after trying it, maybe you don't like that, like Tierro. Anything. So it's really good to just have your initial ideas, page. So I'm gonna go back to the plaid print kind of thing and just do two diagonal lines. I mean, not directional. These are horizontal. Sorry, horizontal lines. So I'm just gonna leave a little space in the middle because we've applied. It kind of has, like, a space in between the lines. So that is kind of like my six different prints. I've got sort of like a what kind of brights off leopard skin inspired, One more abstract one. We have different sorts. Brushstrokes. We've got over what kind of plaid, which could be very interesting. Some sort of like greenery kind of one, which could be used like a scarf print, which is shown on the look, which is showing a lot on the catwalk. Then we've got the crisscross print on watercolor polka dot, which is so fun. This could also have a slogan on it. And this one could have slogan as well, which could relate to positivity, body positivity and so lifestyle kind of words which would look really well, monkey 7. Developing Your Watercolor Ideas: So I've decided that I'm going to start my first piece under the leaves off the abstract print design with the slogan and I'm gonna do This is the first piece. So this is watercolor. Paper is pretty thick, So I'm just going to stop by doing that flip design idea. Just doing different flicks from dark to light, mixing a bit of that yellow into the orange because, well, that's 1st 1 create. It's the best one done. This is like a really nice thing that we can scan in any on photo shop, and we can turn it into a vet to image or no, it depends. We can see what it looks like when we digitize it and then add the slogan on top. I quite liked the plateau idea. So I'm gonna go back to that with this design, I'm gonna use some different colors. I think I'm gonna go with yellow. I love the quality off this yellow because it's like a really nice, bright, vibrant color. I'm just pulling and dragging it along just to get that's off straight ish line. You can just steady your hand. I'm just trying to industry. It's possible But the thing about having watercolor lines is what's so beautiful about is that it's it's in perfect, and that's what makes it look so special. Trafficker lines, you just add more pressure, have been aligned, you at less pressure and you just do it like that right now. Just vary the pressure off how hard you're pushing on to the paper and then it can create different solve lines. This will create a really beautiful plan. I think I'm really excited to see how this will look. This could be really fun. I'm gonna wait for this layer to dry and then under that had the next layer on top to create the plaid kind of look. So coming back to this one that it's dry, I'm gonna do lines. So this is the little water color plaid print, Andi, it's finished. My left little spaces in between different variations. And it looks very handmade, which is really beautiful about the print. So for this next one, I really liked how this phone mail came out. This was very, very nice. I think that will do very well as a prince. I'm gonna do this. I'm just praying little circles randomly. And then we can take this in to those computer. And then when we do that, weakens, like change things and make it brighter, rely till we can see what we can do. So just doing those circles like that varying the fitness in just adding more water, making some more translucent than others, some really dark, some really light. So we're gonna have that really nice variation between each stop. They're not gonna be the same just placing them in different places around. But I'm just adding more water and less water wherever needed. But say that's basically done. So we have, like, different variations of dots that could be really fun as a print. So I got the three different sorts off prints that we could do on. Then we're gonna turn this tape scandal in and then turn them into works of art. 8. Scanning Your Water Colour Work : so we're gonna start ice skating are images. It's perfectly fine to use an app on your phone I like to use in that called Camp Scanner. Is there so many different types of scanning APS that you can use? You just take a photo, you adjust it, and then it turns it into sort of like a scammed it image on your phone, and it's really easy to use, So that's what I like to you. You can use your regular scanner, or you can use your iPhone or Android phone. It's really up to you what you choose to use, as long as it can give you a really clear image of your work. That's the most important part off scanning your image in so that we can have the best results when taking it into editing process. So by using this app is really easy to transfer it from your phone to your computer. It's a simple as air dropping it, or you could even email it to yourself a swell so it's pretty simple, and you can just see how I photographed everything and the safe to the screen. You can also edit the brightness and contrast of the image after you've taken the photo of it and automatically crops it and turns it into the scan, which is very, very useful. So you've got different options. You can drag, click and drag it just toe clip how any unwanted areas so that you can have the perfect image. As you can see, I'm just choosing what kind of filter I wanted to have and that sort of Bryant the look of it. So it's much, much clearer. And now that I've scanned them in and I'm happy with will extend in, I can save it and then send it to myself. 9. Turing Your Watercolour Illustration Digital: So this is the photo editing program that I'm using. You can also use gimp or photo shop, if that's what you have. But I'm using this program because it's free and it's online so you can use it in your Web browser. So I'm just looking at all of the different scans that I took from previously. I've taken them from my phone on air, dropped them to you, my Mac. So it was really easy. Or you can just email it to yourself, some starting off by going to image. And then I'm going to transform and rotating the image so that it's the right way around. Andi. I am also going to rotate again, some rotating 180 degree size to right around. So now we have image to correct way round, so just make sure you can adjust it so it's the correctly round, and then I'm doing adjustments. And then down here, you have all of your different things that you can use you brightness levels, you've got vibrance. I'm using exposure, changing the exposure of it and trying to make it a little bit brighter and a little bit better on so I'm just playing with that a little bit and just seeing how I can make the image of clearer. So if I did it a little bit of exposure to it and I'm just gonna look at what any other things I could do to it may be a complete with the levels of the curves I'm gonna play with the brightness and contrast. I'm just bringing up the brightness and seeing how it affects image. So what I do with my one will be different from what you do of yours, because it will be completely different. You just got to play a round of it and see what looks best. So I'm happy with how it looks now. So I'm going to export it as a J pic. So you just click here on it will take you to this, and you can change how much he wanted to be stronger. The put to 100%. So what? The quality to be its highest possible on just click save. And then it was just download it to your laptop. And then now we can work on the next image. So on this image, I'm going to be doing exactly the same thing. Just making sure that everything looks good. I'm rotating the image, so I'm just rotating 90 degrees so it could be the right way around. Andi, I'm just gonna be playing around with it and seeing what looks best. So I'm going straight to the exposure, bringing it up a bit just so that those colors could be a little bit brighter. Not too much. Because then we lose some of the details. We bring up the brightness too much, and I am going to be looking at how I can play with it. Some taking some of the brightness again with the contrast us well, and playing with that to see how that looks. Andi, I'm just gonna go ahead and save that version as a J pick, just like we did before and keep at 100% Onda. I'm just gonna be doing several different versions. So this one So I've decided I want to play around with this, so I'm going to the fresh hold on. I'm going to bring up the first told, and this is just gonna turn it into a black and white linear image. And I'm just playing with it, seeing how much I can make it darker or lighter to see how much did lines can stand out. I just want it to be really nice cooking off lying. And I just want to play a round of that sort of lines. I've decided I'm going to keep it like this. Andi, I am going to be editing out all of the little spaces and deleting them. So I'm starting off by zooming in, and I'm gonna be going into using our quick selection tool of the clicks quick selection toe. I'm just clicking on using the delete button to remove any areas so that it can be on a transparent background. So I'm just taking it bit by bit. Pendley. Any section, um, I think on first shop it's called the Magic Razor to, or you could also use the quick selection to us well, and on gimp, you can use the same quick selection to, so I'm just clicking it and deleting certain parts. So once you're done with that, you will need to save it just like we've done before. But instead off a J pic, we want to use a P and G, so we can have the background as a transparent so it will stay transparent. But if you say that is a J pick, it will save it not transparent, and that's what we need. I'm going to grab it. Designer, which is also another source online tool that you can download, is free on it similar to Adam Illustrator. So if you don't want to invest in Adam Illustrator, then graphic designer is a fantastic alternative. 10. Creating A Artistic Surface Pattern Design: So now we're here in Grab it, Designer. I've opened up one off the illustrations. Andi, I placed it as an image in graphic designer. So this is how it will look once you've pasted it in. And then now I'm going file place image on placing the second image. And this is the 2nd 1 the transparent one. And this is why it was so important to make it transparent because we're gonna layer it on top off our base on and create a kind off pattern. So this is going to be more of like a random style patterns. And what I'm doing is playing with the size on. I'm just copying and pasting it on here and designing in more a random pattern which gives it more an artistic feel. It makes it look really beautiful because it looks very handmade. So you can see that I have just locked the background layer so it doesn't move around. And you could do that by pressing a little lock because you can see our layers on the side here, So impressing the lock. So I've locked it so it won't move around. That's the reason why that was happening because I had a lot to the base layer on. Each time you paste a new one, it creates a new layer. So it's like you're working in voted Photo shop of you ever worked in any editing program the fall. They will create a layer who time you do a new layer. It creates another layer. So that's how this works. I'm just copying and pasting, and I'm just playing with it and looking at it and seeing how it works visually and seeing how I can create a really cool effect. And I really like how it's looking at the moment. It looks really fun, but I want to change up a little bit and make it a bit more exciting to look at. So you can see I'm creating different layers. I'm copying and pasting and layer in it. I'm changing the scale. I'm just making different shapes, and that's what the main focus is is to make different shapes, layer on top of each other, play with it and see what kind of patterns were kind of designs you can make with this and make it exciting. Make it really fun and you can really express yourself. I don't want you to feel limited when you're in the design process. Really tried to express yourself and make sure that it looks fun and exciting. Remember, also keep your brand in mind. My brand is monkey, so I'm trying to look at my mood board on looking at some of the brand images to see what would suit them. And since they do really love bold, too funky kind of prints. I'm allowed to go really fun and crazy with this as much as I like. So I really let the creative freedom or being able to be free with the pattern that I'm doing, some just layering it on top of each other, changing the scale and turning them around, and you can see it really coming true. You can really see the pattern coming through, and it's becoming a little bit more chaotic but exciting at the same time. So maybe yours is more simple. Maybe it's more, um, symmetrical. It depends on the brand, as I say, and your design aesthetic so you could make it more symmetrical and make them work in a specific way. Maybe wanted to be 100% Acura, and you wanted to be alone. Even in every single way. This is more of a random pattern, so there's no even in. It's not meant to be uneven style. So I previously spoke about the whole Brad message behind Monkey about really loving who you are, and I just one of the reasons I like the brand, and I really love the message. So I'm deciding to put some lettering on the print and make it a little bit out there a little bit bold. It says I'm strong. I love me and I'm beautiful. Onda decided to use that as a message to put on the print because that seems very monkey on . That's something they would do in one of their designs. So once you come to the end of making your pattern, you want to save it as a J. Pegs, just go file safe export as a J pic Now. Now we can totally get into the fun part. This is a website called Bags Off Love. They are a fabric printing service, and they was the print on products as well. It's similar to spoon flowers, so if you haven't heard of them before they're a British brand, Um, speaking flowers like Americans. One. I chose bags of love because they are British. The turnaround time is really quick. Andi, I really love the quality off bags of love. It's really high quality materials. They've got a wide range of materials. So this is the entire library off different materials that you can have your print design guarantee done. They used to have a sample pack. They have labels pack that you can have printed for you as well, so they have a really wide range. Um, they UK based on their very good If you're in the UK, spring flowers are also a really great option for printing your fabric if you're in America or worldwide as well, because I have ordered from spoon flour as well. When I ordered from Spoon Flour, I did notice that it wasn't as such a high quality of bags of love, and I also noticed that it did take quite a long time to come. He took like, free weeks, but that's because I'm in the UK and they all from America. So I prefer this one just because of the quicker shipping time and a little bit of a high quality print in some materials. So I'm just having a look crew. And I'm going to be choosing a jersey for my design. I've Ford kind of deciding what I wanted to make. I want to make a T shirt kind of look, so I'm keeping that in mind, really have sort of like an idea of what you might want to make with your fabric. Maybe it's a handbag. Maybe, is an accessory address a top trousers and kind of think of what kind of materials that the brand that you're designing for uses. So if they used lots of cottons and linens, there's no point of buying a jersey or a satin because that's not what they use or they're very luxurious. And the silks there's no use spying a poly cotton. So you kind of got to design. We have the brand in mind when you're looking at the different fabric types that they have a swell. So I'm choosing the Josie stretch material. Andi, I was just going to click on that, and it takes you straight to their order page, and this is where all the fun starts you can start seeing how your pattern is going to come together and how you can print it so you can just add your file, click on their select your images. Go to where if you saved itself safety right here, the monkey pattern on God just went click and at it. So one chief added, it will fill up your entire piece of fabric, which could be fine if that's what you want. But I don't want that. I don't want it to cover the entire fabric piece, so I'm actually going to be minimizing it to a much smaller size. And you can do that with the sliders so you could do those the sliders. Or you could also do the little I cordons that looked like zooming tools. And with this, you can create your own pattern. It's got options for the dropper p Basic. Repeat a mirrored repeat, and you can create your own patent. You can play with scale of it. If you want a bigger or stroller, you can minimize it. Make it bigger. It's really up to you, and this is where all the fun happens and you can make your design choices. It has some measurements on this. You can have a rough idea off what measurement you want. You can choose your fabric the way you want the whip off the fabric to be how long you need it to be. You can choose whether or not you want to be hemmed. Unhand. So it's really up to you what you choose. And then once you're happy with your design, you can go straight to the check out and purchase your piece of fabric. Andi. Then once it arrives, you can design your final piece. 11. Sketching Clothing Designs For Your Fashion Sketchbook: So it's a few days later and my fabric has arrived from bags of love again. You can also buy it from spoon flour, your bags of love. It's really up to you. I really love the final print. It came out really beautifully. You concealed of the lines. It really looks handmade. I just love how it looks. You can see the bold handwriting. I am beautiful. I am strong. I love me and it just looks amazing. I think I just love how the printers come out. It looks really handmade just because of the watercolor print that were used. And that's the beautiful aspect of turning hand drawings into a print. So we're gonna start doing our designs. I've just print enough. Some fashion crow keys from Google. You can choose any fashion group you want. You could even draw your own body. I like to use fashion crow keys when I'm doing a quick sketch. Um, as this isn't a fashion illustration, it's just like a quick sketch just to get some design ideas onto paper. It's really nice and quick and easy just to have that ready. So working from a fashion croquet makes it much easier is you can just put it under a sheet of paper or onto a sketchbook page and just could start sketching out some really, really quick designs. And that's what I'm going to be doing here. So always remember to look back at the mood board that we created earlier sports some inspiration. Look at some of the colors, the shapes that are used on try to get a lot of inspiration. I'm going form or like a top because I can see that monkey has t shirts and there's lots different types of design. So I'm going to be maybe doing the topper address, and I'm just gonna start sketching those out. So here I'm just doing some really quick sketches on top of the fashion grow keys underneath the paper. They don't have to be perfect. They're just design ideas, something just to get your designed down on paper. These should literally take you like 1 to 2 minutes, so don't take too much time. It's just so that you can have an idea off how you would want your government to be, and we're just gonna be writing some details on here. So for the details. I'm just drawing and seeing where we want exact stitch lines to be Some just miss a one cent to me to him and so that I don't know when I want to create this. And so it that's what I needed to have. So I'm just drawing in all of the details. This isn't a fashion flat, which would be more detailed. However, this is overworking sketch idea so that we can have a little bit off my idea of how the garment is going to be constructed. So I'm just drawing elastic ated so that I know that that part of Net clone is going to be elastic ated. So just write down any little ideas of how you think it should be sown how it could be made and just drill these really, really quick sketches just to get the ideas down. They're not meant to be perfect. There. No fashion illustrations there. Just your working sketches for your sketchbook. Some just writing seem line. Um, writing printed fabric here and then the solid fabric is in the middle. Some thinking of doing that sort of like a design where I'm gonna have a bit of a printed fabric and the longer than have the solid fabric. So it's not gonna be all over print. So I'm just getting down some different ideas. I'm not sure I'm going to make it, but I'm just using the mood board and design ideas to decide what I want to create. And I'm just gonna continue doing this until unfinished, and I will you to draw up maybe free, full by maybe 10 different designs that you think would work very well. The fabric that you have produced. It could be anything an accessory home back. It could be a dress jacket, jumper cardigan. Really. It's up to you and the brand that you've chosen. 12. Finishing Your Design Creating The Final Garment: So now we're going to be making our garment. And this is the finished piece off the government that I made. I made it without any sewing patterns. I actually have a fall, of course, on how to sew your own clothes about same patterns. So if you haven't taken that course before, please go ahead and have a look at that course. So I'm starting off by cutting off the edge that we're not going to be using. Andi, just follow along. This is a very simple so it yourself. So what I have here is one long rectangle folded in half. So it makes a shorter rectangle, and we're going to working on the fold. We're gonna cut the same for the front and the back. But I'm going to start on this piece first. So first I'm working at the top and cutting in to make a neckline so you can see I'm just coming along there on dime, eyeballing it. You can use your measurements from your chest on dure bust measurement. But I am working with Jersey, which is a very forgiving bad brick. So if you make it slightly smaller, it's OK because it's stretchy. If you're working with something like cotton, you might want to measure and be very exact with the measurements. I'm just cutting out at the bottom and doing a curved line and crying away the Selfridge so that it can just be a pattern on the front, and you can see that I have two pieces here. So it's wool in the fold, and I'm going to be cutting my second piece. So I'm taking the first piece that I just cut out and layering it on top and using it as a template so you can see I'm just placing it on top. You can pin it down so it stays in place and then put in again. It's two fold so that we can have two pieces that will have one piece for the back on one piece for the front on a that will be the front and the back of our tops. I'm just cutting out the exact shape, same shape again and just using the first piece as a template so that we can have even patent pieces. And remember, you can always measure your body measurements. If you're not sure. I'm I've been sewing for a really long time. So I really have an idea off what will fit me and what will not fit me. So I'm designing it for my own body measurements. In my own specific shape and size, I teach this technique off pattern cutting without any patterns in my sewing, with no patterns course, which I also have, which you can take. And you can learn a little bit more about this technique. You don't have to use this. You can also use sewing patterns if you want. I'm just going through my design and what I've chosen to make, and I'm just talking you through what I did to create it. So now you cannot unfold the two pieces, and this is what you end up with. A front and the back That's your front piece. It's a nice square shape, so it's a high neck. How kind of shape, Andi. Then it's off like a batwing sleeve, a battling short sleeve top, and I'm going to be placed them right side to right side and just stitching along the shoulder seam on the side seams. And as it's a really simple topic as a goal of seems so. It's just a side seam and showed the seam and hemming around the armholes and the Nicola's well. And at the bottom, I will be adding a stretchy band. So as I'm using jersey, I'm using a zigzag stitch. Um, it's really good to use a six X ditch when you're stitching jersey so it can stretch. If you use a straight stitch, it will snap because it needs that sort of give. And when you stitch it is execs stitch. It gives it that give you can choose to overlook it. Or you can trim down the seam allowance if you haven't gone over locker and will you have to do is stitched down all of the different side. Seems as I have explained previously, I've cut a rectangle on the fold, which measures my hip measurement. Andi. I'm stitching that to the bottom. Off the top. This is going to act as something to gathering the top. It's a stretchy jersey on, and it's slightly smaller than the top because the top was cut more wide. So I'm stretching this jersey as I go long, and I'm using it as sort off, kind of like in the elastic, so it's acting as an elastic as I stretch it, some stretching and exact stitching, as I saw along. And now that I finished the seams, I'm cutting away all of the seam allowance. I'm cutting in as close as possible to this exact line so that I can have a really nice, neat line again. If you're a beginner, I do have the full length, so your own clothes without any sewing patterns. If your beginner, if you're advanced, you can create your own patterns. And or you could even use a store bought so in pattern if you want to. So it's really up to you. It's your print is your design is the brand that you're designing for, so it's really up to you to decide you want to choose. I want you to have the complete creative freedom, and I don't need to feel stifled. It'll and I really hope you've enjoyed working along with me, and then we can have a look at the final piece 13. class project: So we've come to the end and we're finally finished. We have our government made for whatever brand that we chose. And I'm really happy with the design. The print is amazing. It really looks handmade. I really loved the artistry from the water color that really gives it that really lovely handmade look. And it's really beautiful to look at. So I'm so excited with the final results and I can't wait to see what you make us well, so don't forget to post your cast projects. And also I have another course that actually shows you how to sew for beginners. And you can make your own garments without saying batter. So if you're looking to make something really simple of your prints, you can go and check out that class. And don't forget to make sure to share your class projects with everyone. I'd like to see your finished pieces, your sketches, your sketchbooks and your print designs. I'm so excited