An Amateur’s Guide to Drawing Garment IdeasHow to sketch garment details and designs even if you're not an illustrator
True confession: I am not an illustrator. There. I said it. My drawing skills arrested themselves sometime around the third grade. Honestly, saying I draw at a third-grade level would be an insult to most third-grade artists.
I have taken any number of drawing and fashion illustration classes and workshops over the years, trying to up my game in the drawing arena—to no avail. I gaze longingly at lovely fashion and pattern drawings hoping someday to translate my design ideas with paper and pencil. Alas, that skill eludes me.
Drawing coping mechanism
Be that as it may, drawing is by far the easiest way to try out design ideas and garment details. So what is a hopeless non-illustrator to do? Over the years, I have developed my own drawing coping mechanism to help me imagine my ideas before committing them to fabric and scissors. Recently, I have seen computer-aided…
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