Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fashion Designs

This semester I've had many chances to take my pencils to paper and create some of my own designs. It's difficult to come up with one decent outfit, never mind several at a time, as a full-time designers do! I think I'll stick with pattern manipulation, but it is fun to play around with colour and fabric in my various attempts to create something. It helps that each assignment has definite yet broad restrictions, which provide an easy starting point. Each one implements some basic principle or element of design.

Isn't it funny? Whenever something feels extremely open-ended (e.g., creating a collection), it's somehow always easier to add some rules to focus your thoughts.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Patternwork: Bodices

Midterm season is upon us once again, which seems like a good time to stop collecting photos of work I've done this semester, and start posting them!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SF Industry Visits: February 19th

This was the last full day trip visiting local shops in San Francisco, and while it's nice to have my weekends back again, I'm going to miss learning about all of the local fashion businesses in the area. I suppose I'll have to get real-world experience, next? Starting with actually putting this post up! ;)

The places we visited during this trip were:

  • Rickshaw Bagworks
  • Dark Garden
  • Amour Vert

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Best Ironing Board Ever

Our classrooms at school have got the best damn ironing boards I have ever used, hands down. I hate normal ironing boards. I always manage to get my fingers caught in some lever, and nothing ever really gets flattened properly. But these boards are The. Best. And with no sewing required, they're easy to make, too!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

SF Industry Visits - February 5th

Two weeks ago, I posted the photos I took from my class industry visits in San Francisco, and since we're about to go visit some more places tomorrow, it seems fitting to finally post about the visits we made on February 5th.