I have sewn my book cover together for the sewn class. I choose to make triangles. The stitching was fun but I think I prefer stitching fabric. I am continuing to paint patterns this week. I have gotten behind on my index card a day but I think I’ll catch up by Friday. Here’s my pattern book cover. I don’t have any pages stitched in it yet but I’m working on that.
Last week, while I was in the midst of painting patterns, two books I ordered came in the mail from Amazon. I ordered them because they are full of patterns…great ideas for doodling and all that. The first book is Chinese Cut-Paper Designs:
This book is a Dover Publication printed in the USA. Here are a few designs from inside the book:
Detail at the bottom of a dress:
The other new book is: Fashion Drawings and Illustrations from Harper’s Bazar. This book shows some of the fashion drawing by Erte. This is also a Dover Publication. For twelve years, from 1915 to 1926, Erte, a Russian born artist, working in Paris, created beautiful fashion fantasies for Harper’s Bazar magazine. Here is the book cover:
some illustrations from the inside: