Beads & Sequins Motif : Tutorial

I shared this picture with you guys before. Now I’ll teach you how to make this simple motif on your own .

For this tutorial you will need 

1) beads

2) Sequins

3) thread

4) needle ( ask for the thinnest one)

5) scissors

6) fabric

First, draw the design on fabric, preferably  by pencil. Thread the needle and take 5 beads of you choice and stitch them like this –

Secure the line of beads in the following process –

Another picture if you still can’t understand –

Make 3 small lines containing 5 beads per line. Then use a sequin and 3 beads to create a dot in the motif –

These three beads will keep the sequin on place. Finish the mofif with a knot at the wrong side of the fabric. 

That’s it! It is this simple! You can easily use this motif on your top/ skirt / collar / bag .. almost anywhere you want. It’s not even time consuming. 

Let me know if i was able to explain it properly or not!! 

Love you beautiful creative people 🤘❤

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How to Create a Collection : Part 3

Hi beautiful creative people, in this post I will talk about the 3rd stage of creating a designer collection. In previous two posts I have talked about the process of mind mapping and making a Themeboard. Now it’s time to make a Look Board and a Colour Palette. 

We need a Look Board because in the process of creating a collection we must be clear about certain things :

1) Who are the target customers?

2) Price range

3) Casual wear or Pret/ evening wear / bridal wear etc . We should be clear about what we are going to make. Afterall fashion is a business.

So to get a clear idea of the range of clothes we are going to creat, we will refer to the look board . 

Creating a look board is easy. Get few magazines and cut out those pictures of garments that you feel will go with the look of your collection. Now make a collage with those pictures. 

For example : My theme is Books and I want to create a collection which will be a little vintage and feminine and full of day dresses. So I collected pictures accordingly. You can download pictures from internet as well. 


After creating a Look Board we have to think what kind of colours will go with the Look as well as the Theme and also with the season. I’m going to create a collection for Spring Summer 2017. For that I hade to do a little research. There are many sites which forecast colours, go to any of them to get some ideas on what colours will be trending on 2017 summer. I did that and came up with these colours.


Note:

1) colours must have Pantone numbers.

2) in a Colour Palette there should be more or less 3 warm tones , 3 cool tones and 3 nutrals. 

That’s all for today’s post. On the next post I will discuss the process of fleshing out the designs. Till then enjoy making a look board and selecting colours. 😊❤

Ps : I love you guys 😊

Help me Select a Theme for my Collection !!

This is how the floor of my room is looking right now. As you can see there are two theme boards and Look boards side by side. On the right side bottom row is my theme board on “Books” and above it is the look board for “books”. I want a vintage look for this theme.

On the left side bottom row is the theme board of “Classic Hollywood” and above it is the look board. I’m going with a vintage / glamorous evening wear for its look.

Now the problem is i have to choose only one theme to develop designs from , and eventually to create a collection!! I am soo confused right now! Floral day dresses are my strong points, so i can make a lot of variations from it. On the other hand I’m also fascinated by the glamorous drapes of evening gowns. I haven’t tried doing it yet and want to learn more.

What should I do guys? Should I stick to what I’m already good at or should I try something new?! 

Inspiration Booster


Just like any series addict sometimes i send days on finishing a series rather than completing any designing project. But then my inner voice scolds me and i go to Pinterest to find these pictures.

Lately i have been working on our Designing school projects. I will soon post the 3rd part of “How to Create a Collection” I promise. I have also finished some bead works . If you want to know how i did it please comment below. 


Guess what will i make with it?! 🙂

Have a creative day inspiring people . Don’t waste time watching back to back episodes . 

P.s: Have u watched a series called ‘Forever’? It’s goood. It’s about a man who is kind of immortal in this current world and……… 

How to create a collection : Part 2

Today’s class was excellent. I came back home feeling inspired, pumped up with excitement and thought that this is the right time to write my next post.
This is another step towards making the collection of your dream! In this post I’m going to talk about “Theme Board”. Remember the last post about how to do a mind map! Here is the link . From mind map we have to get 8-14 key words. Now we have to find pictures which can reflect the meaning of those words.
Here is an example : my theme is “books”
My keywords are :
Literary
Poetic
Cozy
Exploration
Time travel
Stories
Magic realism
Rhythm
Nostalgia and Decorative

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This is my (almost) finished theme board. So what key word which picture represents ?

The blue round one in the middle is ‘time travel’.

The cushions stands for ‘cozy’.

The yellow one with the carriage is for ‘stories’.

The wall paper is for ‘decorative’.

The round picture with flowers shows ‘magic realism’.

The girl dreaming is for ‘exploration’.

The white illustration stands for ‘nostalgia’

The two pictures where girls are reading books represent ‘literary’ and ‘poetic’

I hope now you can make a theme board from your mind map 🙂 I collected all the pictures from old magazines.

See you soon with another post.

Till then, Keep it Creative !

Love ❤

How to Create a Collection : Part 1

Hello creative people , thank you for stopping by. Today I will talk about the initial stage of creating a designer collection.

The 1st step is to select a theme. Now , what is a theme? A theme can be anything which you find interesting. It can be trees, birds, sea, high school …. In this stage DO NOT think about dresses. Dresses will come eventually through this process.

I had chosen “Books” as a theme. Then I had to do a mind map on “Books”.

Mind mapping is easy . You have to think of five words related to the theme word [ex: Books]. These five words are called primary words. Now you have to think of five words related to the primary words. For example one of my primary words is ” imagination” which is related to the theme word “Book”. I had to think of 5 other words related to “imagination” . In this way I had to think of five words for each of my primary words. These new words are called secondary words. So we will get total number of 25 secondary words. Then we again have to think of 5 words related to each secondary words. Those words are called Tertiary words.

These are some mind maps I have made.

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After finishing the mind map you have to select 8 to 14 keywords from the mind map. These keywords must reflect your theme. For my theme “Books” I selected “Time travel” , “literary”, “story”, “cozy”, “nostalgia”, “poetic”, “rhythm”, “exploration” , “magic realism”, “decorative”.

In my next post I will tell you guys how to make a theme board from these key words. Till then shake your head and make some mind maps !

Love ❤