It’s a month since the Cashmerette Curvy Sketchbooks launched, and I’ve just loved following along with what you’ve been sketching and putting up on Instagram. I’ve had a few people ask me how to use the sketchbook, so I thought I’d share with you what other people are doing, to get you inspired.
Also, I’m doing a weekend sale to celebrate summer *finally* being here – in Boston, at least. From now until Monday morning (EST), the sketchbooks are 20% off! And remember, because the sketchbooks are printed around the world, shipping is cheap and fast wherever you live (in fact, people in the UK and Australia seem to get their sketchbooks even faster than those in the US!). You can buy the sketchbooks here.
Personally, I use my sketchbook to:
- Brainstorm outfit ideas – sometimes I see something I love on a blog or in a magazine, so I’ll draw a sketch of what it would look like on me, before I figure out which pattern to use or how to construct it
- Plan out how to use precious fabric for future projects. It helps me decide what to make with it, how to use the fabric (like border prints), what view of a pattern I want to use, and so on.
- Make a note of everything I need to get to make my garment
- Write down adjustments that I made to the pattern before I sew it up
- Jot down what adjustments I want to make in the future, if I make it again
Andie at SewPrettyInPink has been coming up with lots of outfit ideas – I can’t wait to see the “Work it, girl!” power suit – and she’s also the winner of the sketchbook giveaway! Congrats, Andie!
Plus size pin-up Lana at LanaLeesvoer in Holland has been designing some absolutely gorgeous dresses – and the yellow flowers one is already a reality!
Finally, I wanted to share with you what the customized books look like! I’ve had so much fun making personalized versions, and here are two that I made, for retro queen Betty Pamper at Pamper And Curves, and the goddess of plus size lingerie, Georgina Horne at FullerFigureFullerBust.
If you’d like a customized sketchbook, I just need two photos of you and a $35 one-off payment, and I’ll take it from there – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. And if you want a regular book, just head on over to my store here!
How are you using your fashion sketchbooks? Any more ideas for cool uses?