Friday, 2 July 2010
A few weeks ago my boyfriend gifted me with this BRILLIANT book as a thankyou present for helping him to make a short film noir. I saw it about a year ago on another blog, and have coveted one ever since. The book is aptly called 'Fashionary' - and it contains everything a young seamstress could ever need!
The main point of the book is to make fashion drawing easy. Each page has three faint outlines of a silhouette, meaning you can draw your designs on without having to worry about proportions! I've started to fill in some of my previous creations, of course starting with a Mod themed page. But I've got that problem that most people get when they're given a luxury notebook... I'm really scared to draw in it incase I ruin it!
It looks like it would be a brilliant way to document outfits too. Hopefully it will get be back in the sewing mood, after so long buried in history and economics revision notes.
The book also contains some really useful information, including patterns for skirts/shirts/dresses/trousers, and even a whole page dedicated to different collars! Yum. It also has a list of famous fashion blogs, retailers, catwalk locations and fashion seasons. And it's all bound in a Moleskine-style cover - very aesthetically pleasing :).
It was also a nice excuse to get out my old felt tips. These ones still had little stickers on saying 'Sadie' - believe it or not, from when I was 5 years old and had just started school! They still work!
And finally... say hello to my new bag :). I bought it a few months ago in a sale to lift my mood when I was revising, and I'm still as in love with it as the day I bought it. £55 well spent - it's real leather, and from Clarks.
What do you think of her?
P.S. If you want have a nose at the inside of a Fashionary, have a look here.