Friday, 30 April 2010
Yesterday i started making my full scale pattern which at first i made too short and then i made it longer and it was perfect. I am really happy with my design but needed to work out how i could make it out of tracing paper as the biggest size it came in was A0 so i needed to put in seams and a yoke so that i could make it work.
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Today I carried out pretty much the same tasks printing and researching but i got to talk more about how she has found the course and all about the pathways. i am starting to think about pathways but dont feel i know a lot so am looking forward to having a talk about it with our tutors. i feel at the moment my strengths are probably designing and i feel i lack in making but really enjoy making patterns and creating what you have drawn in 2D. When you finish a pattern its such a sense of achievement even working on the stand and then moving it into a pattern and onto full scale with interdisciplinary i felt i had achieved so much. However i do not feel like if given a picture of a piece of clothing that i could just make it which i expected to be able to do. Therefore i would like some more practice and teaching.
Monday, 26 April 2010
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
i recently found these images on a blog and after playing around with organza, tracing paper, and acetate this week for my new project i found this really interesting and inspiring as i need to consider what light would affect my designs and maybe this could part of my piece.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
we have to hand in contextual studies tomorrow and im really stressing about it as i feel really negative about this part of the course as i really struggle with putting together essays and writing. But i have tried my hardest and got 62% in my essay so hopefully the rest of my portfolio will be ok. Fingers crossed.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
For this module we have been assigned a third year fashion student and we will be there assistant every wednesday for 5 weeks. i really enjoyed today as it was interesting to find out what goes into their degree show and how they have found the course so far. I was put with a student on pathway A which is the more promotional side of the course so i spent my day researching, printing and putting together the blank slides of a powerpoint. I found that i didn't have a lot contact with the actual fashion side of her project but i think this will hopefully change next week. I feel that my third year was quite organised and had lots of tasks for me to do which i think benefited me as i didn't want to feel like a spare part just hanging around.
Overall today was good but i would like to see a bit more of her actual research and design work to see how she works in the designing side of things.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Saturday, 17 April 2010
The exhibition opens today at the V&A. i really want to go and see this exhbition as when it was reviewed in the Guardian it was described how her clothes were really used and it is the absolute opposite to how celebrities act today. i think this is vital with the economic environment and i think people need to start wearing clothes more instead of getting bored of them and buying something new.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Saturday, 10 April 2010
I absolutely love this collection by Julian Louie i love the lines and silhouettes of the clothing it looks like it has been inspired by architecture. i love how the seams and dart manipulation really make this collection and it has inspired me to really consider this when designing a collection as it can have such an amazing effect, shown in this autumn winter collection.