Hi guys! I’m into mood boards and probably will be forever. Let me explain….
Every other month, I join a local sewing group called “Sewing Fashionistas”. In 2018, our leader Roz (who owns the online fabric shop Sew Much Fabric) facilitated a whole series for creating a wearable, suitably stylish, occasion-worthy wardrobe. In other words, a curated, FOCUSED group of garments uniquely suited to each member’s style and lifestyle (no fantasy clothing here). Everyone participated actively with their own analysis starting with, among other things, mood boards. During that process, I created a “mood-binder” to keep everything portable. And… here’s a glimpse of it. It’s in the beginning stages and a work in progress; I will be adding hand sketches, doodles, etc. What’s a mood board without doodles and sketches? These images, clipped from magazines or saved from the internet, reflect the silhouette I feel best in. They’re all “me”.
Based on that, I’m now planning to sew a mini “collection” for Spring 2019. It’s currently Fall 2018 but I’m going along with the fashion industry’s method of creating the next fashion season way in advance. Heh.
Here are some glimpses from my mood board binder; the image above shows both pages. The inspiration page (on the right above and also close-up below) includes clothing designs that evoke my aesthetic and personality. Long tunics with and without flare, loose or loose-ish pants, the sleeveless tailored jacket to name a few.
The other page has a color story inspired by the inspiration page – and guess what: all these fabrics are long-hoarded but much-loved pieces from Le Stash.
Waiting to be added to the mood board above are these two images from a couple of posts ago. Oscar de la Renta again for Spring 2019.
Below are more random inspiration pages depicting details that I hope to include in a future set of coordinated clothing.
I’d like to title the left page, Me on a Page.
For more interesting information and inspiration, here’s designer Daniel Vosovic (from early Project Runway fame) on fashion design and mood boards, on the Skillshare website.
Raise your hand if you create mood boards for sewing your own fashion…..