For today’s fashion design post, I decided to post two skirts I designed myself. I really like designing skirt and dress fashions, and these are two of my favorites! Today I’m the skirt designer!
The Wendy skirt.
To start this design, I used a stylized model that I have developed to show approximate body proportions while maximizing the fashion that she is ‘wearing’ 🙂 I made her with layered hair blowing in the wind, and started by free-handing a knee-length skirt using no stencil or pattern, just my imagination. When I had got the style right, I looked at it for a while and decided that it would look good pleated, so I drew pleats on the skirt. I then drew belt loops and a wide vintage belt. Since I wanted the skirt to be the focal point of the fashion, I drew her wearing a tucked in shirt the color of the belt, and a vest with decorative closings. To finish it off, I gave her a pair of casual orange flip-flops. I envision the Wendy skirt as a more sheer material, flippy and flirty!
The Fern skirt.
To start this design, I used the same model with different arms and shorter hair. I actually redrew the model, and she turned out looking a bit older, and maybe a little larger in size than ‘Wendy,’ but I like that. I freehanded the skirt as before, making it even all the way across the bottom hemline. I wanted a little fuller skirt design when I started, so I drew it wider, but still knee-length. When I was done with the skirt I right away drew the v-neck tee and the black belt with the gold buckle. Before I drew the shoes, I analyzed the drawing. It was too…plain. The skirt and shirt combination looked too much like a dress, which I didn’t want. I didn’t want to change the shirt, but I drew two inset panels on the front, which I colored the same color as the skirt but a little lighter. I drew them lower than the skirt, and I think it gives the skirt a cute bohemian feel. I think that there are two more panels in the back, and they are lower than the hemline too! I love the feel of this outfit now! I finished it off by giving her a pair of green canvas shoes.
Always be Exiting,