how to draw clothing 2: simple dress with wider hem and sleeves


so I did draw a simple dress onto the figurine I did on tuesday, this time I did the coloring with color pencils. I hope this is helpful for you, if you have any requests for clothing items you want to know how to draw, please let me know!

DSCF4513put a paper over your figurine and start drawing your dress

DSCF4514the shoulder seam appears almost straight and the fabric will fold up in elbow

DSCF4515I decided for cuffs on 3/4 sleeves, I wanted a wide skirt so I sketched it as if it was laying flat on the ground

DSCF4516but of course it would fall more like this

DSCF4517ย DSCF4518but then there need to be folds in the hem, loose one, so it wont look pleatet

DSCF4519draw the rest of the figurine and put shoes on her, if you like, I am really bad at drawing shoes, so I often leave the girl bare feet

DSCF4538redraw the important line with a thin marker

DSCF4539if there will be visible stitching in your garment draw the stitches in, visible stitches make it look more sporty (sorry the pic is a little blurry)

DSCF4540maybe you notice at well, that this cuff cant be that way

DSCF4541so I fixed it up, I should have noticed before the drawing with the marker…

DSCF4542this time I used my faber castell color pencils

DSCF4543DSCF4545color it in and make it darker inside the fold and below the chest

DSCF4544looks like this! ๐Ÿ™‚ you can see I am still obsessing about colorful hair, my boring brown color is really getting on my nerves, but I am not sure how people at the job react if I go crazy, but I really miss it. If you look back on old pictures, you might notice I am used to change the hair-color quite a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

well anyhow, I hope this was helpful for you, wishes for special garments for the next tutorial next week are most welcome!

keep sewing and smiling and drawing

your TailorFairy


      • well, you have to know I started my first fashion drawings when I was about 9, and then I kept training, but in fashion school I still was one of the worse, and my teachers were never happy with me… ๐Ÿ˜‰ so as much as I hate that phrase, it comes with practice. Would it be helpful if I made a movie instead of pictures? Maybe I can find some old drawings of mine.

      • No, I like the way you do it. Especially how you put the creases in the skirt, that’s the stuff I need to learn – so they don’t look wooden!

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