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Playing with Fabric Prints - Late 2016

Thought I would throw in my fabric repeat designs this week. These are ones I was playing with in the late months of 2016. Lately, I have been doing other fashion-related things instead of actively sewing, but I am sure I will get back to sewing.

Here is the 2nd iteration of a repeat I liked that I made. The wavy part was hand-drawn with Prismacolor markers and then imported to Photoshop where I created the repeat.



The 1st round of this print went something like this though, which I decided was way too "all over the place".


Another entirely different one I was playing with was this one, although I still may have to play with color choices on it. 
I don't know which one I actually like better now that I look at it. I think I like the colorway of the mustard/red/blue one the most, but the red should be in a different spot.




I could see myself eventually making these available via Spoonflower someday, but I want to go and rework the 2nd one here the most. 
This is what tha…

Logan Square's Mica Building - 3d Roomstyler

I know I normally post fashion design but.... I like to think of this blog as a good example of random creative things I've done/played with.

That being said, I just finished another apartment layout via 3D Roomstyler! Clearly, this program is somewhat of an addiction for me, but I really don't have a problem with that.

Since the last one I did was New York, I definitely needed one to be right here in my own city.

I chose the Mica Building mostly because, I didn't know how I felt about these gigantic buildings suddenly popping up off the California blue line stop. I pass these buildings every day on my way to and from work and I couldn't fathom living in either of them. If you ask any long-time Chicagoan about the crazy housing boom that's going on in Logan Square, we all don't know how we feel about it.

So I wondered.... could someone fall in love with a building just doing a 3D Roomstyler layout on them?

Again, I am not a professional by any means, but this …

In-Depth 3D Roomstyler - Chelsea Studio Apartment

Alright, so many of you may know that I have been LOVING playing with a free program online called 3D Roomstyler.

In it, you can design your own rooms, add whatever kind of furniture, fixtures, and anything else you cam think of to "design" a home, a room, an exterior.

Well, I finally made one based off of a real apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC!

What I did was find floorplans and from there, I drew the walls in 3D Roomstyler the best I could. It's really surreal to see an actual place that exists and you walking around in it in 3D Roomstyler!

Here is my own render of the living room. Now keep in mind, I took a lot of creative liberties; I also don't know much about home design, so I am just a random person playing around in a program.


This is the layout that I went by, found online here: http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/furnished/14585#photos


And here is a screenshot of my layout below.
My rendering (above) of the kitchen. Instead of brick li…

McCall's M7291

It's been a while, I know. If any of you have seen me on Instagram, I have been playing around, making this capelet for MONTHS. (It doesn't take that long at all to make, I just took super-long pauses.) 
My reasoning for not making as many things as I was before is because I'm working on a myriad of other creative things in general (involved 3D Roomstyles, fashion sketching, and putting together a mini fashion collection on Photoshop, hand-drawing and designing my own prints), plus I have finally graduated to a store manager position! Yay! After nearly a decade of ASM, I finally have "my own" store. 
Anyway, this one is McCalls M7291!  

I accidentally made almost exactly what was on the pattern packet. Online, the fabric was a little more ". mustard-y yellow but to me, the fabric color reads more "tan-brown". This pattern is actually a "Learn to Sew" pattern (haha, I have been making my own sewing patterns for over 13 years now) but I co…