Friday, 2 July 2010

Fashionary


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?

Sadie xxx

P.S. If you want have a nose at the inside of a Fashionary, have a look here.

35 comments:

Jazzabelle said...

what a lovely book! i'm just like that when it comes to notebooks, i have a few in my drawer waiting to be used, but i don't want to spoil them! hehe.

these pictures are great, especially the second to last one. and your new bag is just gorgeous!

love, jazzabelle. xxx

thelonelyteapot. said...

That book looks lovely! I'll be sure to be adding that to my christmas list, even if it is only July! I love notebooks, yet I'm always scared incase I ruin them!
I love your new bag, it's the nicest of colours. A good buy!
:)
xxxx

Shallow Mallow said...

Those felt tips belong in the guinnes book of records! I am extra careful when I first start a new sketchbook but a few pages in you'll find the first shopping lists :)

going-in-sane said...

I love your new bag, Sadie. It´ s amazing and it seems versatile as well.
And the book. What a dream. I wish I could have one of those, I mean, it's a total drag having to draw the models when all you want to do is move right on to the clothes.

-Ana

sleepypulse said...

Oh, that looks amazing! I know exactly what you mean, it's the same thing with me for any new journals I get. I have this super cute leather bound one, I have yet to write anything.

Thanks for sharing.
:)

Phoebe said...

I love that satchel, I just settled on one from New Look but i'm liking the look of yours!

pkjb said...

i CANNOT believe that bag is from Clarks - it's beautiful!! ck :) x

SophieSweetVintage said...

That book is brilliant! And I really like your new bag! Looks like it matches with... everything! :)

sophiemakesthings said...

Oh my gosh, what a perfect idea! I have struggled for years doing my drawings, and this book seems to be the answer to everything. I think I'll definitely invest in one when they're back in stock on the website! What a thoughtful gift :) I love the crayolas too, they remind me of being little! :) xxx

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

That book looks fantastic! I think it's going straight to the top of my covet list. And so the cycle continues... haha

April said...

love it, i want a fashionary for myself!

soft whispers said...

that notebook is so lovely! i want one, hehe.
and i also love your bag :D

dreamylacey said...

the bag is really nice and I have heard of the book but forgot about until now. I have to get a closer look at it. it was very nice of your boyfriend!!

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秋娥秋娥 said...

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Maria F. said...

that book is amazing!
love your blog Sadie!

Tere said...

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I love your style, very elegant and modern!
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Saoirse said...

Oh, I love your designs!
I've been looking for a Fashionary forever! My friend had one, but I did'nt know where to get it :)

Georgie said...

That book looks amazing!
xx

Vintage Mavens said...

You are so cute! I just came across your blog - my husband is a filmmaker and I always help him on his low-budget independent short films. You think he'd get me a Fashionary if I asked really politely?

Kate said...

Wow I love those felt-tips, reminds me of when I was little! Fashionary looks amazing too, such a lovely idea! xx

Lucy said...

oh wow, I like how the cover is leatherbound, it looks far more proffessional than a similar book i found in France. It had a gareish pink cover and was purely just pages and pages of mannequins, but having those extra lists must be cool.
I really like your little hearts background!
xxx

Rachel said...

Love the bag! Soft brown leather is so so wonderful. mmmm.

Heather said...

Those books look like a lot of fun. And your new bag is lovely, you'll get a lot of use out of it.

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Wardrobe Wars said...

Great book - I'm an avid notebook collector so thanks for sharing!
Love your drawings in the book - you make me want to find my markers and start colouring!
xoxo

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what dia like said...

lovely blog :)

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羅承霞 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

Constance said...

This is such a cute little outfit!
x

陳登陽 said...

No one knows the weight of anothers burden. ............................................................

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

your bag is lovely...i can picture myself using it for everything..and everywhere!

and yeah, i know how it feels to be scared to draw on blank and pretty paper...:D

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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Penter said...

Sadie, thanks so much for your photo and sketches. They are very nice and cute! I am glad that you are liking the book.

Meghan said...

I love Fashionaries, and that bag is great!

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