The preliminary step did not photograph adequately to show. The base for the figure was drawn VERY lightly, using blocky geometric shapes to frame out the figure. You'll notice that the figure is, for a fashion drawing, fairly robust. The garments are for me, so I see little point in sketching them on a super skinny fashion figure. The next stage was to rough in the figure a little more, getting the pose ready to be used as a base for the clothing.
|Stage 1: Rough figure|
Next, I drew clothes onto the figure right over the original drawing. The shapes are rough as I worked out the details in my mind. Large spaces in the garments were cleaned up with an eraser to keep the figure from being distracting.
|Stage 2: Clothes added|
|Stage 3: Refined pencil|
|Stage 4: Ink line drawing|