Every designer has a different process, my garments are designed and made in my Burleigh studio on the Gold Coast. I am a one woman show (for now) trying to conquer the fashion world and it is important to me that I share this with you.
It is important in my design process, that I find the fabrics and trims first. I search up and down the coast, approaching companies for end of roll or destock fabric that they are no longer using. The reason I do this, is because it is important to minimise the waste in the fashion industry. As the number of consumed products every year can fill the Sydney harbour!
Most of the time I search for inspiration on Pinterest and Vogue runway shows. However, If I find myself out at a cocktail bar or restaurant, and love a woman’s outfit, I have been known to go up to her and ask to take a photo of what she is wearing.
I am terrible at drawing; I would be better off giving my six-month-old the sketch pad. However, I keep most of my designs in my head, usually skipping the sketching process and going straight to pattern making (THIS IS MY REAL PASSION!)
From studying, I have collected a group of patterns to create a tailored library. Once I have the design confirmed in my head, I start to transform the basic pattern into the pieces you see on my website today.
Samples, Samples, Samples
First, I cut out the fabric from the pattern I have just created. Then I try it on my mannequin (or a friend if they are free) to make the fit perfect. From there I trial trims and embedded in different design lines. This is how I create my signature, alluring designs.