Video – Week 10 – How to create varying length for pant flats in Illustrator -52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Week 10 is going to show you how another method of modifying existing flat sketches into a new style. This week there is a BONUS download of 3 prints. You can watch the video on our blog below or our youtube channel. The files that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here). "Flat Continue reading

Video – Week 9 – How to color block/ cut existing flats in Illustrator -52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

In week 9 you will take an easy tip and transform your existing flat sketch into a new style. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here). "Flat Continue reading

Video – Week 8 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series – How to create a realistic looking puffy quilt stitch for fashion flat sketch

Week 8 is here and while I try to make the videos really short, I can’t help but want to share so much information with you. I am limiting myself this week to showing you the creation of a realistic looking stitch pattern brush. But the files that are available for download are packed with goodies. There are 2 different quilt patterns and 1 realistic looking stitch pattern brush. You’ll see in the video what I mean by that. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).

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Video – Week 7 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series – How to create a box pleat brush for a flat sketch

Box pleat brushes can be used year around in many different ways in fashion design. Whether it is on a short skirt in summer or on a long woolen dress in the winter time. Learn how to create a brush and the tiny tricks to fix little annoyances such as lines or gaps and openings. Learn how to reuse components to make different styles of box pleats. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files  that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here). Week 7 free fashion flat sketch box pleat brush adobe illustrator Continue reading

Video – Week 6 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series – How to create a fringe along an angles seam line on flat sketch

Fringe is in, once again, and just in case you work in the apparel industry long enough to see it circle around as a trend once more, let’s practice how to create some interesting fringe edge hemline in Illustrator that is on an angle. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files  that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here). 

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3 Videos – Week 5 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series – How to create a sparkle (shiny) sequins brush with pixels (scanned or photographic details)

During this week’s tutorial(s), I hope that everyone walks away with something they have not tried before. We are going to have 3 videos covering the basic flat sequins brush creation, then step it up by dividing the different segments to create a dull sparkle and then in the advanced video we are going to create a brush that uses real images and change the pattern brushes’ color right inside of Illustrator. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files  that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here). 

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Video Week 4 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series -How to use gradients, ombre or dip dye effect inside of fashion flat sketch detail

Tada Week 4 is here of our 52 week series of Illustrator tips for fashion design. Join in anytime. Watch the videos on our blog below/ youtube channel. The files  that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).  Week 4 free fashion flat sketch ombre sweater gradient Continue reading

Book & Art – Focusing on simple things like gratitude – Simple Abundace: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

While in a thrift store, the pattern of the cover and the longer shape of the book pulled me in. Once I read a bit, I did not want to leave it behind and since then I’ve liked this book so much, that I gave it as a gift to my sister and two very good friends that were not really taking care of themselves. This past holiday season it has helped me keep my sanity and not feel guilty about simplifying the festivities and on more than 2 occasions I have come across some friends that when I saw how stressed they were, I thought they needed this book. But since I am practicing not being “too lecturing” these thoughts remained in my head. This book makes my daily life a little more calm and centers my thinking and doing a lot more in the finer details of life. This little Gem of a book that I am now re- reading is called Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy (affiliate link).
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Video Week 3 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series – Dress fashion flat sketch cascading ruffle details – Rotate print inside of flat sketch detail

Week 3 is here of our 52 week series of Illustrator tips for fashion design. Join in anytime. Watch the videos on our blog below/ youtube channel. The files  that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).  52 weeks fashion flat sketching Continue reading

Video Week 2 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series – Dress fashion flat sketch tiny triangles details

Week 2 is here of our 52 week series of Illustrator tips for fashion design. Join in anytime. Watch the videos on our blog below/ youtube channel. The files  that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here). 
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