fashion design tutorial meets coloring book, with gorgeous results.
Helping aspiring designers get a leg up is Fashionary. The company makes a remarkable range of sketch books - some with pattern templates for serious sewing, and others with silhouettes of fashion models, in case your figure drawing skills aren't as sharp as your imagination. The books retail for $25 each, but if you can't afford them, you can download the book's basic templates and print them yourself for free on Fashionary's website. (They also have a blog with other designer's sketches, and a Tumblr with their favorite magazine tears.)
You still need a dedication, vision, and common sense (don't underestimate it) if you want to be the next Stella McCartney. But while you're in between classes at Parsons or FIDM, this is a good way to doodle with a purpose. -
Get the books, download the templates, and cruise the blogs on Fashionary.org