Time to Show-Off Pics!
“Twelve” Senior Fashion Show, “Eleven designers and One show.” A year has gone by since planning began and all the tears and careful preparation payed off! My line was ready to go, I had checked off everything on my list and packed everything in my studio for that “just in case” moment. I had already gone to every store to perfectly accessorize my line and was...
Watching the football game and hemming dresses… just a little football and fashion.
My To-Do List:
Look 1 -Take in fullness at top/ let out fullness on bottom from fitting -Repeat for Lining -Sew in Lining -Hem *Jewelry Accessories *Nylons Look 2 -Re-sew top in white (recently learned that in different lighting the top changes color) *Fitting to adjust back seam *Sew in Bias Facings *Jewelry Accessories *Nylons *Bra Look 3 -Add underlay to Cowl Tank (cami is out) -Sew in...
This year we, as a class, are very active in getting our models ready for the runway. We have a Runway Coach, Dustin, that is training the girls. I am very grateful he is donating so much time for us, especially since I decided to use untrained girls to walk in my clothes. He is firm but not mean. He shares his insight and explains with videos what professional models are doing. I am...
2 Months Went by Quickly
Since my last post, I have been able to spend a lot of time with my family over the break, started a new - LAST - semester of college, worked, re-worked, and re-re-worked my line. I am not quite done with all of the finishing touches but I can see the end…. which is coming up quickly. I am pretty sure that every time I go back and look at my posts I have changed this detail or that one. ...
Look 4 First Fitting
All of my expectations for this look were met. I expected the top to be very wide and too short at the front hem. I took in the side seams and center back, lowered the arm holes, and will lengthen the front hem by 2 inches. The darts at the neckline need to be smoothed out a bit but lay surprisingly flat. The skirt length was perfect for tall heals, which was the plan. Also, the hem is not...
I need to explain...
I am pretty sure I have not described each of my looks. There are four looks, and I actually haven’t named them yet. Look 1 will be the first ensemble down the runway. It is a classic princess seam knee length tank dress with pleats radiating around the neckline. I am envisioning a golden rod-esgue color. Over the shoulder and trailing slightly to the center back hem will be a screen...
Bit of an Update
Had a great meeting with my career counselor this past week. She was able to give me some insight on where to go for my future internship. Then we broke down my resume and it has some potential that focuses on my design strengths as a student. Also met with my mentor over the weekend. She had some helpful ideas about how to construct one of my skirts and its potential as a dress by itself. I...
Drafting is So Nice
I have my pants draft done of one look. My original plan was to draft all my patterns then sew the muslins. But I think I am going to draft, sew, draft, sew… The cowl back tank might have to be draped, we’ll see how it goes first. Ready to start seeing my creations coming alive.
Fashion is about selection, editing. You have to be very severe in your...– Nicholas Gesquiere
Bustin' my Hump
Perfecting my illustrations this weekend. Draw and redraw, perfectionism is a character flaw at this point. Definitely ready to start patterning and getting to the hands on creating. I am excited to see where my line evolves to next or how close it stays to these illustrations. Had another model call on Saturday. It was kinda slow but had a couple great girls and guys show up. I think with a...
It's Been Awhile
What a busy week! After class feedback and hitting the drawing board again, somehow my line became this crazy ballgown collection. That was in the complete opposite direction I needed to go. I sat down again with a classmate, Jennifer, and we walked through each piece. She definitely got me to focus on my themes and main goal. My classic silhouettes are back with my own added flair. I have...
Good Thing I Saw this NOW
Looking at the new Spring RTW (Ready to Wear) collections for 2012… I found one of my designs, down to the color! Bitter-sweet. I have to redo one more of my looks and make it better and make it my own. But seeing my design on the runway has a little bit of satisfaction, at least I am going in the right direction. And I am glad I saw this now DURING design process and not during...
Samples Day 1
Needed a break from the sketch-craze today. So played around with my 3-D ModPodged flowers. They aren’t quite dry yet so they are pretty malleable still. The gloss makes the fabric shine and I think it will look rather great on the runway. Just got to play with the shapes and I think these will work!!
Feel Good Sketches
For the last week, anytime I have a pen or pencil in my hand I have been drawing patterns and designs. I am really trying to push myself harder each time I draw. I really want to be able to see my inspiration through my designs. I want to put on a great runway show but keep it from being to costumey. Last night I gathered all my scraps of paper and multiple sketch books. I then weeded through...
And Done, well at least for today
09-13-11 A day of revisions! I finally got my Mood Board to convey my story. The classic (garden) goes wild with pops of bright colors, something to brighten up any dull day. The color pallet might change a bit, it all depends what fabrics I find, and how my dye process goes. Back to sketching! A part of the process is done for now and I feel like I can sleep :)
A Day for A New Start
09-11-11 Since I am in the fresh mindset, I have decided to update my Visual Research. Today I went out and touched the fabrics in the stores. Banana Republic did an amazing job updating the sequined trend this season by adding a sheer overlay over the sequins. The look is softer and more subtle but still has the pop of fabulous. And this jacket by White House Black Market is AMAZING! It...
09-09-11 I have 6 hours to kill in-between class and work. This is definitely the time that I am going to make some decisions. Do I keep the line from last year and all that I have worked on over the summer? Or scratch the whole thing and get a new market and new line??!! I am hating my sketches and second guessing myself. My original idea was/ is to put a fresh spin on mature women’s...
I am too old to look like my daughter and too young to look like my mother.– My Inspiration, My Mother