Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Inspiration Wednesday.....

I think it's well over due for an inspiration Wednesday! So here goes.....

As always images are from Pinterest, to see more like this you can follow my Garment Details board here.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Fashion Design Degree: First few weeks....

I'm around four weeks into my fashion design degree and it's steadily gathering pace.

Mondays are garment skills days. In this lesson we are creating samples. So far we've done seams and various seam finishes, along with faced openings, sleeve plackets and patch pocket. The idea is that everyone is brought up to speed and is operating at the same level, while nearly all of us have used a sewing machine, for the majority it more on a textile level rather than garment sewing. We are also touching on textile and fabric manipulation techniques.

  Tuesdays are illustration days! I enjoy drawing as you know but I have to be in the mood for it. So I'm finding this more challenging, seen as I'd prefer to spend most of the day sewing. The ideas is that we'll use our sketch book's to come up with ideas that form the basis of our design which we will then make. It's starting off simple, and will be a basic top, but we have to use techniques learnt in  garment skills to make it our 'own'!

Fridays are lecture days, the morning is about the fashion industry and the roles with in it, we often have guest speakers in to tell us about their area of expertise and what is expected of them. The afternoon is fashion cultures - covering fashion history, gender with in fashion and so on.

I'm trying to stay on top of things. The work is coming at a steady but manageable pace at the moment, but I'm desperate to find some time to do my own sewing!

Friday, 25 September 2015

Fashion Design Work: Paper Dress

As of this week I am now a fully fledged fashion design student. It's all still a bit surreal, as I've been waiting so long for September the 21st to come round and now it's been and gone!
We are not completely under way yet, as it's only freshers week but our project was to create a paper garment, using brown paper and sticky tape.
The dress I created was done by sticking pieces of card to the mannequin to create a dress shape base to work off and then using triangles and squares to create definition and structure, whilst rolling some of the edges to add a bit of interest.
I can't wait to get started properly on Monday and first up is pattern cutting and sewing - my favorite!!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Illustration: Something New, Something Blue....

This started life as a contemporary wedding design in my sketchbook...... (psst It's the end design if you hadn't guessed)

 I thought it would be fun to develop it a bit more as an illustration, give a bit more attitude, whilst still being girly.
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