Right at the beginning of this project I had encouraged C11 to make a design board in order to create a clearer idea of the clothes she wished to make for her dolls. Here is the initial sketch:
This helped C11 to visualise and consolidate the ideas in her head. They also gave me a pictorial idea of where she was going.
As she had never encountered a mood or design board before, I suggested we had a look on pinterest. This gave her lots ideas to incorporate into her own board. She played around with her board using material cut offs and cereal box card, until she came up with a design she was happy with.
I bought her a large sheet of black card, and a white pen to write her notes with. She cut out all the shapes of the clothing she intended to make and using strong glue she proceeded to stick them as per her cereal box rough copy:
She used sticky backed foam to make the title, choosing brown to give a peasant-y feel to the board. She then wrote all her notes, labelling each piece of clothing:
And here is the final design board alongside the final costume:
She’s doing the knight’s lady next and we’ve only got three more weeks left to finish it in. The pressure’s on!