First day back at uni and we looked at Flat Collars. Like the Peter Pan collar.
A flat collar is flat, it has no stand and lies flat on the garment. We made a pattern for one and tested it onto the mannequin. Below is a photo of my first attempt. For homework I need to design another flat collar, which I will end up actually making in fabric.
I also researched flat collars and other collars, and found some really cool ones and also a wordpress blog dedicated to collars and neck lines, it is actually pretty cool.
Here’s the link to the blog: HERE
one: celebratory glass of champagne
two: the rack holding our final collection dresses
three: lovely girls waiting for the awards presentation to begin
four: max and her friend looking through the great book she received for being awarded the class ambassador.
five: people looking through the gallery of folios
six: me and my uni friends and some of our teachers.
eek! one year down and two more to go until I graduate. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or in the case, working super hard.
Photo 1 was taken of me by my uni friend Gabbie. I was just fitting a toille I had made for my second dress design. You can’t really see it well but I am wearing my new Marcs dress.
Photo 2 is the toille. It is going to look pretty much like you see it, except I will be making some slight changes to the bodice.
And here I’m cutting out my godet’s for my dress. It’s so scary cutting it out in the actual fabric.
This here is the back bodice of my dress. I spent most of yesterday changing my pattern to create the open back. I’m not sure how i’m going to attach a button at the top, I’ll have to figure something out…maybe a rouleau loop?
And to make my life easier lets call this:
This is a quick picture of the skirt I made in class. I posted a photo of the fabric HERE. I handed it in for assessment today. I hadn’t pressed it yet when I took this photo. Now I’m working on my two dresses for my collection. They should be done in a few weeks.
This is the bottom of a sleeve pattern. Underneath you can see some calculations. Who would have thought fashion design required maths? Not me, but it’s ok because I like numbers. And yep, the sleeve length is 60cm!
This grape coloured silk, purple thread and zip will be turned into a pretty pegged skirt tomorrow by yours truly.
Today I sewed together this dress toile. A toile is basically a mock up of your design, usually in calico or similar, cheaper fabric than the one your garment will be made with.
It’s done to check that everything is correct and helps you to tweak/perfect your design.
Mine was good, it wasn’t a disaster at all. I just need to fix up the length of some godet’s, for some reason they weren’t the same length as the rest of the dress and also sew them on using a different technique and also decide what my neck line will be like.
It’s so exciting watching your designs coming to life.
I made a shirt today on sewing class.
I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of the full thing because I managed to finish it just before the end of class (which was when it was due).
in the photo you can see I’ve just attached the collar stand and am finishing if off by edge stitching.
And yay. This one makes me up to date. What is the photo of? It is a pattern for a Princess-Line dress adapted from an Extended Bodice Block.
I am getting better at pattern making but sometimes I find it a little tricky. My teachers super talented and nice so that really helps.