This is a bit old compared to my last few posts. But anyway , this was from a "Personal" project in my exploratory phase in my foundation. It's an extension of a project where I worked with the theme "Mapping Space".
That last photo was painful... I was lying on a mirror! Anyway, all comments welcome
I'm very nearly finished with my Art+Design Foundation Diploma (Fashion specialism), and these are the photos from my Final Major Project. I've been working on this for 8 weeks, made all the patterns from scratch using my own measurements. I've made the jacket and the trousers (not the t-shirt in the first 4 photos though). The photos after the fashion edits are from a fashion show that some of my fellow students organized. Comments welcome Will try and put more pictures up when I've set up my exhibition after next week.
My Suit of "Armour":
Fashion Show Pictures:
By the way, the bra I'm wearing as a top in the fashion show photos is a bra that I covered in black liquid latex
So I'm at college specialising in Fashion on my Foundation, and we did a project called deconstruct-reconstruct. We bought "unsellable" items donated from a charity shop (up to 3 items) and had to change them into something completely new. We were also told to try and use as much of the already existing parts (seams, fastenings etc.) as possible without doing something really minimal. Being my usual self I decided to avoid all teachers help and see how far I could push myself on my own (a slightly delusional idea possibly...). Okay boring bits over, basically I bought a womens blazer (size 14) and a mens shirt. Currently I'm obsessed with menswear as womenswear, and a little bit of androgyny. So here's what I made:
Sorry there's no pic of the back - the photo was taken by photography students and I had no real chance to take my own pics. Before pics (scuse silly not awake faces): Basically I made a pair of trousers from the blazer (no pattern, the panels are made from the lining, and that's the original lapels and button), I resized the shirt (shortened it and brought it in... a lot), and took off the sleeves. and added pin tucks. The wasitcoat is made out of the lining of the blazer and some of the leftover shirt material. I also made a tie and a cuff from some of the other pieces left over from the shirt and blazer. Lemme know what you think
My final year at school saw a lot of ups and downs, a lot of spare minute sewing, agreeing to make things for people completely last minute, making really crap things and things I will treasure for the rest of my life. I've now moved 3 hours away to Brighton to start my Art Foundation before hopefully going on to study fashion with business at Brighton uni, who'd have thought it. For those of you that saw my year 11 prom dress, this feels like a step down. I wasn't completely happy with it, I loved the idea (helped greatly by my friend, and alice in wonderland) but for various reasons, nothing was quite perfect. Though when you've got to contend with making 2 dresses in under a week, a wedding dress, tonnes of other random things, plus a petticoat for a friend... I think I coped well enough. Anyway, my beautiful friend Amie, helped me think up of this idea, as well as the styling - god I'm going to struggle without her for inspiration.
Me and my sister
With my textiles buddies (there were only three of us)
With one of my best friends (you may remember from first prom dress, he was one of the crew )
Another best friend from back in the day, and still now, I made her petticoat with about a week to spare
Okay, if you want to know how i made it, I created the whole pattern from scratch, it's boned, got a double layered petticoat, and on the back there is a little bow that I have no pictures of. I had to make a lot of alterations, I lost weight between starting my pattern and prom, so though it was finished about a week early, I spent up to the last day trying to tuck it so that it didn't look rediculous on my lack of chest. I'm hoping it looked better in real life than the photos, but anyway, let me know what you think
Okay, I considered putting this on the wedding occaisions board... but it wasn't for a wedding, it was just my a-level projects. So I figured putting it up here would do
I made a wedding dress :O well... a corset and skirt. I am shocked it actually worked. Also, it's kinda my first real corset, and since both me and my teacher are quite unexperienced in that area I pretty much had to work it out for myself, was pretty fun though
So, details, though I'm sure a lot of you will just skip to pictures The corset is made out of silk dupion with a crepe-back satin lining, it is steel boned (spiral on the bust seams, all others were plastic coated), has a steel busk and I also set the eyelets in the back. It is my first real corset, and though I couldn't completely "fill it out", I'm still so glad it ended up fitting me. There is also bead detailing on four of the panels, and the side and bust panels are pin-tucked (took me 4 hours...), and I made the bias binding from some left over silk. The skirt under layer is made from the same crepe-back satin as the lining of my corset, I inserted a concealed zipper in the back and it reaches to just above my waist. There is a godet insert in the back with a slight train, beaded at the bottom. I added a light chiffon overlay, which has been hand stitched and ruched up to create a bustle effect going into a 4 (or so) metre train, hemmed in satin ribbon.
Okay, enough details? Here are the photos (credit to my gorgeous best friend, my dad, and my fellow classmate's boyfriend for taking the photos... since I was modeling the dress)
I saw this artist on Deviant art a while back and was inspired to create some similar artwork by using water colours combined with photos. I will link to the artist when I have time to look for the images again. These were used in my art A-level project for Graphics...
So, if anyone's seen my posts on the "more art, less craft" board about my friends sharpie tattoos then they will know who this girl is already. But my friend Amie turned 17 last week and for her birthday party we decided to throw a masquerade with a black, white, gold and silver colour scheme. So Amie decided she wanted a red dress, naturally. Anyway, I offered to make hers, and ended up offering to make another girl's dress as well. Was going to make my own but didn't have the time on the evening. Onto the photos Her on her own:
With her sister (middle) and me (right):
With two of her friends:
Group picture (the other dress I made is the floor length black dress with gold ribbon):
Back view of the red dress, and a front view of the black dress:
Sorry about the tonne of pictures, was quite pleased they managed to be finished in time... since I did most of the work in two days and had to fit in Amie's actual birthday and lots of other things into that time :L
For starters, this is all my friends work, she doesn't have a craftster account but I felt that she deserves some recognition for her awesome work. She has been using biro and sharpies to "tattoo" people for about a year now, and here are a few recent ones...
A peacock on herself:
A bird on my hand:
Angel wings on her mother:
And my favourite... the wings she did on me
Hope you like them, I will forward any comments onto her
Okay, for my Textiles A-Level Coursework I need "comments" on some of my designs, and who better to ask than you guys on crafster.
So... not gunna ramble on, but please could you say like either your favourite or specific things you like, the first page has numbered designs (but they are quite small, so if you can't see the numbers just say roughly which design you mean :L), but the second page is just numbered in order left to right. If my designs aren't clear...the horizontal lines on some of the panels of corsets are supposed to be pintucks and the little dots are supposed to be beads and such.