I made this dress for my Animal Crossing New Leaf character, Farrah. I had just signed up for Shop It To Me (more on that soon) and I was overwhelmed with the desire to buy shiny new clothes. The thing is, I don’t really NEED clothes (I’m more apt to spend money on books) so I came up with the idea to recreate stuff I liked in Animal Crossing. This is a pro design using a sleeveless dress modeled after the Free People Textured Georgia dress.
Drawing the dress was a little weird because it looks really strange when working on the pattern up close. But I was happy to see the little pixelated highlights translate into something that looks like dress folds. I even found a color that mimicked my character’s skin tone for the back, creating the exposed back illusion.
What do you think? Have you tried making your own clothes? I would love to revisit an old season of Project Runway and recreate the winning designs. Blathers could be my Tim Gunn.