One of my students has asked me to please send her a picot brush, since she knows that I have been working in lingerie for many years. I thought that would make for a short post and nice download on my explore page. Working in lingerie, I established a library of fashion brushes for many little details that I had to use over and over again. Picot edges, laces, zig zag stitches, coverstitches, bows, ribbons and many more. I personally really enjoy the creation process of these tiny details. Most of the time, if I do not have a trim in my library I quickly scan it, clean it up in Photoshop and then trace it (either per hand) or with the live trace function inside of Illustrator. Many students also ask me what was my favorite part about working in Lingerie Design, and I would have to say that it depends on the day. Sometimes I like having the chance to create a graphic from scratch, like the rose in the pic below, then on another day I am simply delighted that a print that I designed finally made it into a fit sample or even better makes it into a magazine and gets picked up by a store (like urban outfitters see pic below). The 2 Illustrator downloads that I am providing are 1.the picot and cover-stitch brush & 2. the rose with the heather grey background. The picot and cover-stitch are ready to be used as brushes and you can change the color by changing the stroke color. The rose artwork can be explored by clicking on the lines and checking the brush window. Drag the Art- brush out of the window and see how the brush was created. The heather-grey is an actual swatch that you can use on tee shirts, sweat pants and whatever else kind of flat sketches you might come up with. It is not a seamless swatch and I used it only on tiny flat pieces like lingerie. You can download them on the explore page, enjoy and feel free to email me what you have created with them.