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The latest London Fashion Week (September 12-16, 2014) has been hitting the headlines again this week with the spring/summer 2015 season highlights being sashayed down the catwalk, celebs being spotted in the front row and all the gossip coming from backstage and after show parties.

If your children fancy themselves as the next Jasper Conran or Vivienne Westwood then there’s plenty of printable resources available to fire their artistic imaginations and lead them towards designing you your own haute couture wardrobe before the year is out…

IMG_1892.JPGPaper Glitter, which specialises in “printables + other cute stuff”, offers a Free Printable Fashion Icons Collage on its blog including dresses, skirts, tops, bags and an I Love Fashion sign – “great for collages, scrapbooking or anything else you can cook up!”

Learn Create Love’s Printable Paper Dresses were inspired by her daughter Lorelai’s love for playing Dress Shop – “She pretends to be the owner of a dress shop.  I have to walk into the living room, sit down, and tell her exactly what kind of outfit/dress/ball gown etc that I would like her to make me.  She stands at her easel and draws exactly what I describe.  Then she takes down my information and tells me to come back in a week,” writes mum Kimberly.  Fortunately Lore also asked her mum to make her some dresses she could colour and decorate and that’s what shared on this page – “You could laminate it to get more uses out of it, or stick it in a sheet protector.  Cut out a head, arms, and legs from construction paper to turn them into paper dolls!”

IMG_1894.PNGThat post was from February 2013 but clearly Kimberly’s “little fashion designer” was not simply “going through a phase” as by June her mum had created (and very nicely shared with us) a Printable Pretend Play Set: Dress Shop to further indulge her “#1 favorite activity”.  The set includes an order form with dress styles, decoration and accessories to be chosen from, and a page on which to design the dress.

Busy Teacher provides 44 FREE Fashion and Style Worksheets on its website that offers a “database of 14,068 worksheets created by other busy teachers like you”.  Crosswords, wordsearches, vocabulary, hair styles, memory flashcards, song sheets and a board game are all included.

IMG_1896.JPGDesigned in collaboration with illustrator Dallas Shaw, Canadian designer Dace Moore has included Dace Paper Dolls on her website complete with three different looks to style them with.

Coolest Free Printables will have you hosting your own fashion themed party with its credit card-shaped invitations, fashion glasses thank-yous, funky shoe and make-up decorations, colouring pages, favour bags and boxes and more.

Elsewhere on the internet it’s clear that all things retro are still a very strong trend.

IMG_1893.JPGCrafts Beautiful offers 1950s Vintage Fashion, Dressmaking Printables with suggestions of cards you could make with them.

Erika posted some Free Printable Retro Fashion Bookmarks/Tags at Boulevard de L’antique and Sweet Nothings and The Cottage Market have also presented gift and fashion tags in their posts Free Printable Vintage Parisian Fashion Gift Tag Set and Valentine’s Day Madmen Style Free Fashion Printable Tags.

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Do you love finding printables on the internet?  Do you have particular favourites?  Or have you featured some on your own blog?  Email karen.malpass@inkfactory.com with your links and we may be able to feature them in a future post.



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