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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tailored Wool Coat on: July 16, 2012 06:30:44 PM
I don't even know where to begin to thank you all for you super sweet comments. All I can say is, you made my night. Thanks for being so kind!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tailored Wool Coat on: July 09, 2012 07:17:53 PM
Thanks, everyone!! Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Tailored Wool Coat on: July 08, 2012 02:36:47 PM

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Soooo it has been forever since I've posted, but I'm now going into my third year of college in Apparel Design & Development. I've had a lot of awesome classes, but one of the more intense ones was last semester when I took Advanced Pattern Development. We made tailored coats and pants! It was a really really long process from the first drape to the final product, but I'm so stoked about how it turned out. I was inspired by doors/arches/hinges, and carried that through the design with leather closures that snap on the double-breasted front, the shaped flying yoke, and the curved welt pockets. Before this class, I had never even done bound buttonholes!

But it was really, really worth it to do all the work of tailoring. All those hours of painful handstitching paid off! The coat is out of 70% Wool 30% Cashmere coating, the leather is hand-distressed, and the lining is 100% silk twill that I bought from Dharma Trading and handpainted. It is interfaced with a mixture of tricot & hair canvas. (Mostly hair canvas, and mostly fusible--the only sew-in was on the undercollar.) Um... There is a ton of twill tape and handmade shoulderpads and sleeve headers and chest pieces. If you want to read more about the making-of from pattern making to sewing, there's more here: http://www.addie-marie.com/2012/05/tailor-made.html... but enough chatter, here are some pictures!

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This was from our school's fashion show--I (eep!) modeled my coat and a dress I'd made. I also made the jeans and chevron top in the above photo, but that's another post for another day!

Thank you for looking! Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 2 cotton dresses on: July 08, 2012 02:19:30 PM
These are so so cute! I love the print on the yellow one. And your hair is adorable!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Custom Octopus Corset on: January 12, 2012 12:26:15 PM
This is stunning, Brandy!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Handpainted Silk & Lattice Smocking (2 Dresses!) on: May 23, 2011 02:35:35 PM
Aww, thanks so much, everyone! You guys are so sweet!

So very nice I love then both. I want the dress with the heart cut out how did you do that. So fun Both and congrats on Dallas.

I actually made a tutorial for heart cutouts! It's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqOFA_Jt1tM  Hope that helps!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Handpainted Silk & Lattice Smocking (2 Dresses!) on: May 21, 2011 07:48:38 PM
Aw, thank you!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Handpainted Silk & Lattice Smocking (2 Dresses!) on: May 21, 2011 07:01:50 PM
In April, the Apparel Design department at my school held its annual fashion show. It was my first ever fashion show--the first time I saw a garment I had made go down the runway! It was a super exciting experience, I loved my model, and I was SO happy with how my dress turned out.

It's silk habotai, which I handpainted with Serasilk dyes.

I threw salt on for some nice variation in color, and here's what I got:

It's a basic 2-dart bodice (which I drafted) with a cute heart cut-out in front. The cummerband is pleated, and the skirt is just gathered. The fabric drapes so beautifully, I love it! It was so fun to watch it move down the runway. And my model, Cassie, was a total doll.

Me & my model after the show...

& a bunch of us who participated... friends & floormates! We're just lil freshman, but it was fun to pretend that we had a bit of the limelight, haha.

So then, for my final project in my Pattern Development class, I had to make a Little Red Dress. We were given a bunch of guidelines for the project, because the top 5 dresses were going to be selected to enter a contest in Dallas in Spring 2011. So I chose a lightweight wool fabric, and built my design around a technique I saw in one of my professor's fabric manipulation books: lattice (or Canadian) smocking. Here's what I came up with:

Hand-picked zipper.. it is disgusting how long this took me.

However. The smocking took much, much longer. Like, seven hours.

My princess seams fit! Which was super exciting for me... I fit the dress the day before it was due so I wouldn't have had time to fix it if it hadn't fit!

Finally, lace hem tape is my new favorite thing.

So... my dress was selected to go to Dallas! I am so excited. It's nearly a year away, but that gives me time to save for a plane ticket, and definitely a trip to look forward to!

A very successful second semester, I'd say. :] Thanks for looking!!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: going to the chapel and we're gonna get... elope'd! on: May 21, 2011 06:09:01 PM
SO stunning. But then, that is exactly what I expect (and always, always see) from you!!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A new favorite dress for summer! on: May 21, 2011 06:08:32 PM
Oh, this is so cute!! I can't wait to see more from you!
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