This is how I design: I imagine something I want, and then make versions of it until I get it right. After that, it can be prepped for production if that makes sense.

Right now, I’m designing summer dresses that can be worn in professional situations (i.e. no spaghetti straps.)  My design goals always are something like:

-not tight
-elegant quirky


I’m working with a shift shape because a loose, knee-length, sleeveless dress is probably the most comfortable style for me in hot weather. And while I love the ultra-feminine look of a fitted waist and circle skirt, or slimmer shift dresses, I tend to feel they don’t really match my disposition. Plus, they are hard to ride a bicycle in.

using up leftovers...
using up leftovers…

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Posted by:Brook DeLorme

2 replies on “Design Process: A Series

  1. Brook, “elegant and quirky” — are you familiar with “Porto” out of San Francisco? They make artful, simple designs with quirky angulations built into the shape. I’ve bought a few pieces at the Designer Circus sale that comes to the hill twice a year.   Berry

    Here’s a sample:  Porto | Evie Lou

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    | | | | Porto | Evie Lou Porto at Evie Lou | |



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