Well I have been busy designing some new fabrics for the boys in my life. Many of you know that I create many handcrafted garments for my three boys. I have always had a struggle finding interesting "boy" fabric. So using my college education and knowledge, I decided to create some designs on my own. Since I have an intimate knowledge with biological organisms, I have chosen to create designs of nature or quite honestly, anything that will turn my sons heads. So here is my first handcrafted garment with fabric that I designed and drafted for N., which was initially inspired by some of his artwork.
I have found over time, that the boys will almost always choose garments that I constructed when they are getting dressed for the day. This makes my world! As you know, my time is VERY limited for sewing and design, so thus can be a slow design process for me. Here is a few other textiles that I have designed and am working on some color calibration.
Z. is hoping for some 'jelly fish' pants, N. wants a 'leopard shark' button down shirt, and the 'giraffes' are for sweet C.C.
The boys enjoy watching the drawing and design process and I often find them looking at (and touching) the end product when it comes in the mail. Those boys truly provide meaning to my life. It is fun to see how their minds work.
So I will keep you updated on the designs and garment construction as time progresses.