Friday, 7 December 2012

Wearable Piece of Work

This is my made dress - top. I was inspired by the one top TR I made as you see I used it for the top part. The main details of decoration are simple pleating and giving the volume to the skirt part and little sleeves. I only extended the top part and gave the volume so that is how I got the dress using the top I had made before. Also changed the pattern piece C a little bit. Sleeves are made by cutting it off using the circle pattern. When you look at it so it looks like ears of 'Mikey Mouse'. I had an idea to make the back side look like a butterfly. The fabric I used is calico.
In the general the dress looks playful and cute. Could be worn as a top or a dress with leggins, as the back side is quite short near the bottom.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Deconstruction Reconstruction Using A Jacket And Shirt

This is so enjoyable process - picking up the pieces of a jacket and shirt and then trying to make a garment without any cutting! Just a bit draping or making the wrinkles, pinning the parts together 'doing the surgery'. I came out with few ideas but my last one is the skirt which I made using the front sides of the jacket and pulling the pockets outside.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Junky Styling

Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager found it in 1997 inspired by the prevalence of re-cycling in places such as San Francisco and Tokyo. The main idea was to create unique garments that no two garments are ever the same. They use the highest quality of second-hand shop clothes or simply their customers bring their own clothes and the designers do the 'surgery'. Their garments has became the couture.

One more fashion designer Gary Harvey who used re-cycling to make fabulous clothes collections. His designs mainly consist from the same kind of clothe connecting them into one garment. For example he used a lot of jeans to make a dress not mixing any other kind like a jacket or a skirt.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Draping Fabric On The Stand

One more nice way of how to get ideas straight onto the stand - draping the fabric, pinning it on the stand and getting the ideas which later on you can transfer to the final piece of work and prepare the patterns. Here are some of my ideas.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Modelling On The Stand

This technique of designing clothes are much quicker than the one wrapping a stand into paper and saller-taping it. You simply pin the fabric straight onto the stand and cut the pattern you think you like or have it in your mind or into a sketch. Pin the patterns together one by one, have a look if it shapes the body.  Also make sure the grane line of the fabric goes along the body.
Here you can see step by step how to do it and some of further design development.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Origami Inspired Fashion

Origami is the kind of the art about folding any type of materials creating a sculptural designs. Famous fashion designers create their collections inspired by origami art. Andre Lima is one of them who presents the stunning dresses at the Sao Paulo Fashion Week.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Designs Using The Pleated Fabric

These are my designs ideas made using one piece of the pleated fabric. You can see in how many ways it could be played: dresses, skirts, sleeves, tops, neck decorations. I found out that the best fabric to be used for the pleating is organza because it stands out really nicely and does not loose the shape of pleats.