This month, we’ve been exploring fashion sketching and how to utilize it effectively as part of your sewing practice. For our next Sketch to Sew feature, we chatted with Ho Mei of @arrowmountain and Arrow Mountain on Etsy (the most amazing buttons!) about how she uses a bullet journal to plan her sewing.
I like to draw in my dotted bullet journal using a ballpoint pen. A dotted journal is really great for guiding proportions when sketching. The photos are taken by my phone and often edited with Instagram filters.
I find [sketching] most useful for planning what to sew next and capturing ideas in my head, as it can get quite overwhelming with the number of patterns and designs I want to try. I see it as a dumping ground for all the ideas floating in my head. I also find it great for planning a capsule wardrobe: to sketch entire outfits for a season and see how each different garment can go together and what are the key pieces to sew.