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How to Make a Fashion Design Notebook

Three Parts:

If you've ever wanted to design fabulous fashion pieces but didn't know where to start, there are simple ways you can get your creative energies flowing! Start with putting together a fashion design notebook so you can have a tangible collection of your designs all in one place. It's a great way to impress your friends and colleagues, and it's easy to get started.

Steps

Gathering Supplies

  1. Purchase a sketchbook or a notebook.Go to a local store and purchase a sketchbook with 70+ pages, depending on how many sketches you plan on doing. Choose a notebook that shows off the style of your fashion designs through the color and design of the front cover.
  2. Purchase pencils.Find regular #2 pencils with erasers that you can sketch your designs with. You may want to incorporate color into your fashion design notebook, in which case you can also purchase colored pencils, watercolors or markers.
  3. Purchase fine black pens with pigment drawing ink.Make sure your pens use archival ink, which means it won't fade on the page over time.These pens are used to make your pieces pop. Fine black pens with pigment ink are especially useful for drawing patterns.
  4. Collect fabric scraps and fabric glue.Get fabric swatches or print out patterns that would make pretty fabric. Also, be sure to purchase fabric glue so you can paste the fabric onto the pages.
  5. Gather inspiring materials.Your sketchbook is going to make an individual statement about you and your ideas, so start by personalizing it. Reveal yourself by gathering materials that are special to you, including mementos of places you've been, and photos of family and friends.

Planning Your Collection

  1. Name your collection.You can use one sketchbook for a whole collection or one sketchbook for several collections. If you're using one sketchbook for one collection, write the name of the collection on the front cover.
    • If you are doing fancy prom dresses, try something like “A Night to Remember.”
  2. Plan out each page.Make a list of your outfit ideas that will go on each page before you begin to sketch in your fashion design notebook. For example, write down your ideas for dresses, blouses, skirts, etc., and the details of each piece, such as what materials they'll need.
  3. Create a model figure stencil for repetitive use.If you can't freehand draw the shape of a man, woman, boy or girl, get a thin sheet of paper to lay overtop a model-like picture from a magazine or book. Cut it out so you'll have a stencil you can use for each model you draw in your sketchbook. Your fashion designs may vary depending on which size, shape and gender you use for each, so you may want to create a few different shaped stencils.
    • Make sure your figure is creatively posing to show off your fashion design better.
    • You can also use premade stencils for ease of use.

Creating Your Designs

  1. Trace your stencil.Lay your stencil on top of the first page of your sketchbook, and lightly trace the outline of your model. You'll want to press very gently with your pencil, as the outline of the model should look faint so your outfit design stands out.
  2. Sketch your design.Lightly sketch the outline of your outfit idea over the figure. Then, lightly sketch every detail of your outfit design, such as folds and ruffles, and erase any errors.Once your design looks the way you want it to, trace over it, pressing harder this time so that the outline of your design appears darker.
  3. Color it in.Use colored pencils, water colors or markers to color in your fashion designs. Sketch patterns with a pencil, then trace over the pattern with a fine black pen to make it pop!
  4. Paste your fabric scraps.Attach them to the page of your sketchbook with the outfit they correspond to, and label label what type of fabric it is. Apply the glue sparingly to the page and wait for it to get tacky before pressing your fabric on top of it. You wouldn't want the glue to seep through the fabric.
    • In the collection, make sure the outfits all match the "mood" of the colors. For example, red, orange and yellow could be a mood of summer or the leaves on the trees in autumn.
  5. Leave space for notes.You may want to label each piece with specific qualities of the garment. If you'll be sewing your own garments, leave space on the page or use the backside of the page to write down notes on the outfit measurements.

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  • Question
    Where do I purchase a fashion design notebook?
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    Community Answer
    You can pick up art sketchbooks at an office supplies store or hobby shop.
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  • Question
    Which is the best city for fashion designing?
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    Although crowded, with many people looking to work in the same field, cities like New York or Los Angeles are suggested. They often provide opportunities that smaller cities away from "where it's happening" won't.
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  • Question
    What if I don't have fabric at home or a local store to go to?
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    Community Answer
    You can take old clothes and/or towels and cut out pieces of fabric and paste them on your notebooks.
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  • Question
    Where do I get fabric swatches from?
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    Community Answer
    Fabric swatches can be purchased online or in stores, with one major online source being Mood Fabrics. You can also use old clothes from your personal wardrobe or a second-hand store.
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  • Question
    What if I don't have a DESIGNER NOTEBOOK? I AM BROKE.
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    Community Answer
    Purchase a cheap sketchbook or notebook that you can sketch your own figures into. If you can't afford that, sketch your designs on loose-leaf sheets of paper and staple them together.
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  • Question
    Can I use a blank, lined notebook for fashion sketches?
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    Community Answer
    Yes, you can.
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  • Question
    Where do you get the stencils from?
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    Community Answer
    Look for stencils at your local craft store, such as Michael's or Jo-Ann Fabric. If they don't have exactly what you're looking for, you can always find stencils online!
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  • Question
    What store can I get fabric to make a fashion design notebook?
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    You purchase all sorts of fabric from Jo-Ann Fabric and Fabric Depot.
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  • Question
    Should I first select the fabric, or first complete the sketch?
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    First complete the sketch so you can use it as a reference when picking out your fabric, otherwise you may buy fabric you don't need.
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  • Question
    Where can I get samples and names of fabrics?
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    A fabric or crafts store will be helpful with this. They can help you learn about different types of fabrics and choose the ones that you like best.
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