Fashion all starts with inspiration, a rough drawing, and several blocks. Before any samples of a design can be sewn or tested for fittings, a block must be drafted by the patternmaker or designer.
You may be thinking, "what is a block?" Well my fellow fashionistas, it's templates of our bodies. Blocks come in all shapes and sizes. The ones made especially for torsos and lower waists are split in half (from your collar bone to your crotch). The blocks for arms are usually created full length in width.
These templates give designers and patternmakers guidelines to follow when drafting garments.
The last couple of weeks, I've been working hard to bring my flat sketches to life. But as stated above... I can't do so until I have my blocks.
I feel that in order for me to become a excellent designer, I must fully understand my clienteles' curves. To connect with that, I've been training my eye to observe the curve lines on our bodies.
Just last week, I was able to finish all of my torso and sleeve blocks for sizes 12-18. So, you know what that means!?!
I GET TO BRING MY SKETCHES INTO OUR CLOSETS!
My first design will be available for purchase on Friday. Every week I plan to unveil a new style.
I hope yall are ready for some vintage-inspired pieces! Thank you again for those of you spreading the word of my upcoming line!
- Mama Jbaz