What patterns do you want to see?

Well although it's been quiet on the blog front, the "How to become a Lingerie Designer" office has been a hive of activity. Moving office, taking on new projects, finalising the book "how to tech a bra and brief" (currently being laid out) which is a follow on book to "How to spec a bra and brief" and goes through all the information you need when wanting to send your designs to a factory.

Also I have been working on patterns to put on the website. Which then leads to the question - are there any patterns you would like like to see on the website? I've started with the basic brief, but can produce any style of bra or brief, I've even been looking back at my sketch book for inspiration.

inspiration not imitation

a couple years ago I wrote an article about 'Are the high street taking a step too close' sighting that the high street were imitating designers, rather than being inspired by them. It is a thing that happens, in the past I had a company do an exact copy of the Vanjo soft bra. 

When I enquired about it, they replied that their designs were their own, in situations like that, you'll never know if you were right or they were. 

Then last week, I noticed on Instagram that someone had taken my sketches and stated, that they were their own. I have been messaged since when I questioned it,  that it was done in an error.

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However  I can not state enough - if you are thinking of becoming a lingerie designer, have conviction and self belief in your own designs. You are obviously thinking of becoming a designer because you believe you have an idea which the world needs to see. You don't need to copy anyone else, otherwise you won't get that far. 

Sketchbook Sunday

All too often, an idea is presented to me from a company and I have to work from that, or I have an idea that I want to run with and build from there.

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It's seldom often, where I have chance just to play around with shapes and sketches that lead to nowhere (or eventually somewhere). Which is why I'm attempting to bring back my sketchbook, dedicate some of my time where I just sketch ideas and shapes. 

If you would like some guidance of transforming your sketches to lingerie then the book "How to become a Lingerie Designer" is available.