Introduction: SCALLOP KNIT DRESS
The concept of this drawing was to create a dress using the Betabrand's pants and hoodie template. For this particular design I used a photoshop software and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6 (trial). Lots of layers and lots of cropping but if you understand the basics of using a photoshop software to make designs and textures then it should be rather simple.
1.Take the Betabrand pants template and duplicate it twice. After you make your duplicates you will need to crop the top half (front view) from the bottom half (back view). Using your second duplicate layer you will need to crop the bottom half (back view) from the top half (front view. This would make it easier to create different looks for both front and back (top and bottom of template).
2. Select the duplicate layers of the top half and bottom half (front view/back view) of the hoodie template. Crop away 80 % of the sleeve.On the duplicate of the pant layers (front view) crop out the the whole right/left side of the pants then erase the top half of the pants leg that you have left. This would help form the pleating of the dress.No you want to shape the upper half of the dress to fit right above the waistline and shape the lower half of the dress (pants template) to connect right where the upper half ends.
3. Create a new layer for the texturing of the garment. I choose a texture that I already had and added it to my design. With the help of the magic wand I could crop around the dress template on the texture layer. I made a color layer and cropped it down to fit in the center of the dress creating the color blocking effect then I used my magic wand to make a perfect crop of the color block for collar of the dress.
5. Lastly, you want to merge all the layers in order and delete layers that aren't needed in the finish product then save :)