My husband has referred to my process as the destruction; I prefer the term reconstruction! I do not usually have sketches of what I am going to do. I do have a pic in my head, and occasionally some roughs, but usually it is just a lot of auditioning colors; trying on (my son never comes into the studio without whistling first to warn me he is coming!); holding up; squinting; ripping apart; resewing; looking for the right texture, etc. Here are some of the evidence of destruction/reconstruction!
Below are two completed sweaters drying out. I always wash the sweaters when they are done. This gives them a great chance to prove their worth! I put them in both the washer and dryer (delicate) and will lay them flat when they are almost dry. This gives them a cohesive "hand" a fresh smell, exposes any unstable seams or threads and lets them know I love them and want them at their best for their new homes.
So look for Peachy2day, Landscapes2day, and Violets2day on Jill2day.etsy.com in the next day or two!