Sunday, 13 December 2009

Sunday, 6 December 2009

River Island Restyling competition

I felt this one was too 'cute' for my jacket.

I am currently working on a River Island restyling competition as part of my major project preparation. We need a live aspect to our brief and because I am planning on doing recycled fashion for my final major project I though this competition was perfect for my project. We got sent a box of clothing from River Island which we have to rework, customise or completely take apart and recreate a stand out outfit. I chose this blue dress and am making a cropped jacket. These are photo's of the sleeves I may use for the final jacket. I made them out of calico first to see how they look. The last sleeve is the one I will be doing. I will use fabric from another black dress to make the insert in the centre.


I watched Clueless last night and now I want to have a Clueless party and dress up like Dionne, she was amazing. I think 90's is due for a come back.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Triangle head

I need to shave my head soon, I would very much like some patterns again.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Experimenting and reworking leather

This is just a sleeve gathered at the crown, I made it so the waistband of the jacket was the hem of the sleeve. I love the effect leather has on this sleeve pattern. I am definately going to use recycled leather in my final collection.

The leather jacket which I made the sleeve and corset/ fitted bodice with.
I had to use brown and beige cotton to sew it together which doesn't look good but it's only a sample so if I were to make it again I would definately use black and I think I would bone it too and make it a proper corset.

I had to pin the corset to the mannequin but it fits me so I think I may wear it out on sat night, if I finish it (and it doesn't fall down)

I plan to fasten it at the back using hook and eye tape.

I added a velvet binding at the end (very quickly and not very well) I don't like it though, it reminds me of christmas outfits, I'm not sure why but my housemate agree's. She said it was "what a goth would wear at a christmad party" so I am definately goinf to remove it and find another binding.

Monday, 23 November 2009

I'm a little obesessed with shoulders. . .

I have been experimenting with sleeves and shoulders recently, these are the some samples I have made using recycled fabric

I added this netting to make the sleeve before become more structured.