Well, I finally have time to upload. And that is because I have finally finished my first ever assessment project at College; a skirt.
At the beginning of the semester we were given a brief to follow with guidelines regarding what we will create based on the theme "Hide & Seek", or "Reveal & Conceal". It was inspired by the 2013 runway collections as seen from designers such as Alexander Wang to Giambattista Valli. Currently, there is a trend in clothing as well as skirts having an added layer or even the removal of a layer from certain parts of a garment to make it unique and new. It draws the eye in new directions, not only from the general outer shape of a garment but to the detail within that garment. It adds movement and a new shift to the fabric with the way layering or slashing can create.
I have uploaded my skirt below. For those readers who are interested in the process of making a garment and are curious how such a piece can form simply from your imagination the process is as follows:
Brainstorm: Visually flood your mind with as many images as possible!
Sribble: Draw a line. Move the line. Skew the line. Really! Simply sketch your drawings and adding as many new styles as possible by just adding a new shape anywhere you like.
Decide: Sounds easy but deciding on one design can be so hard, especially when you love all of them!
Fabric Samples: Scavenger hunt! Visit your favourite fabric stores and collect as many samples as possible and work your design around the colours and the fabric.
Toile: A toile is a calico version of your skirt. Simply cut and pin to a mannequin and shift the skirt as you see fit. Mark with a pen.
Pattern-make: This is where techinical education comes in handy. Basic maths and accuracy are so important at this stage just to ensure you get it right.
Cut & Sew: Yep. That's about it!
Well, I hope this quick run through has helped you; whether you are just doing some research or wanting to take up a career or studies in fashion design. Good luck and I would love some feedback.
"Only tall gorgeous models can pose any way they like; the rest of us will only look like porn stars. ;-P" ~ Coco Dove