30 March 2014

My Latest Creation...


Hey Dolls!

This is the latest garment i have constructed, which is a Haute Couture inspired dress for my A2 Coursework (i study A-Level Fashion Textiles). My theme for my independent design project was Haute Couture, which is French for 'high fashion', 'high sewing' or 'high dressmaking'. I chose this as I love the elegant, elaborated garments; whether they were draped, printed on and/or embellished; and long periods of time were spent on creating these garments as they were all hand sewn, each individual beading was hand stitched; and this really caught my attention.

I decided to focus on fabric manipulation and print. My aim was to research and explore Haute Couture in terms of shape and manipulation of the fabrics and designs. I created all the prints/patterns and manipulated the dress in terms of making ruffles, fills and weaving. I did not use a pattern piece for this, i done everything on the mannequin (and me) lol. I wanted the dress to be poofy, big, and have some type of structure to it, with lots of layers and ruffles. The prints and colours also clash, which gives the appearance of a lot going on. I have an A3 and A5 sketchbook that goes with my project.


Materials:
Silk/Satin
Calico
Other 

Caught Fixing My Hair lol :-)
Collage

I took pictures of me modelling the dress and also on the mannequin in the photography studio. I wanted to have variation and to see what the garment would look like when it falls on the body, and also have it on the mannequin to see the difference.







Genie xo

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