Friday, January 15, 2010

What is this?

Good question. It's nothing...yet. It's a clue to the new direction I'm taking in my design efforts. I've decided to try my hand at writing some crochet patterns for clothing--a daunting task as crocheted apparel is notoriously unfashionable. Knitting is much better suited to making clothing, with a softer drape and more pleasing texture. Knitting is all well and good, but it's not what I do. I'm a crocheter. A compulsive, fanatical, work-until-your-fingers-have-cramped-into-claws type of crocheter. Not because I'm incredibly eager for the finished product, but simply because I love to do it. As I've already discovered, crochet pattern development is not for the casual hobbyist. It's a bit difficult to realize you made a mistake and have to rip out the 10 rows you've just worked. Fortunately that doesn't faze me. The process is thrilling, and this time I'm really looking forward to how the finished product will turn out. The above is just a sample using scrap yarn. Check back soon to see what it'll be!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy 2010!

It being the new year and all, I felt like it was finally time to get around to posting the photo shoot pictures of the spring collection. Thanks to the models, Irena, Brenna, and Eileen, the photographers Kyle and Lauren, the blanket girl (a much needed job on a 40 degree day!) and hair/makeup stylist Emily, and all around helpers Steph and Mr. N! I could NOT have done it without you guys and I appreciate your help so much!

Though the collection didn't turn out anything like the sketches, I'm completely happy with it.

Here are some fun ones of me directing the models:

 Wow, what a fun, exhausting month. Don is down for the count.

Getting closer

Here are some pictures of the final garments at various stages of completion:

Next stop, photo shoot. So excited!