A toile de jouy is a type of printed calico with a characteristic floral, figure, or landscape repeated design on a light background, typically on a white or off-white color. During the mid-18th century, toiles were popular in Britain and France, but were first produced in Ireland. In the late 18th century, the term “toile de jouy” originated in France, which meant “cloth from Jouy-en-Josas”. Jouy-en-Josas was a town in the southwest suburbs of Paris. We wanted to have some fun using a toile de jouy pattern and created a collage with our fashion illustrations below. You can try this with your own fashion drawings, either by hand or digitally.
For more information and guidance on drawing glamorous evening wear please refer to Colors for Fashion, 9 Heads, and Face Fashion. SHOP