Today I had my mid unit review, I found this very helpful as we went through everything that I needed to have started to make sure that I am on track to pass this unit, which I am. It was quite a relief as it settled my nerves and helped to focus my mind. We also made a list of everything that I need to do ready for my first deadline. I now know where to start so that I can be sure that I will finish and pass on time.
Today I was working with my third year, I really enjoyed today as I was working with different materials, one of the fabrics was denim and the other was a thin cotton, this was interesting to see how they work together, I found it very useful getting to cut out and sew other materials to calico, as they all move quite differently.
Today I began construction of my sculptural sleeve, I haven't finished all of the patterns but I wanted to see how it looked in contrast to the rest of the shirt. I really liked the big sculptural feel about it, and I know I can continue up to the shoulder, I have still got quite a lot to do but I am pleased with how it is turning out.
Todays toile review went really well, I have been shown how to improve my design, and I agree it will make it look a lot better, I am going to continue with the Wearing A Polyhedron (Pattern Magic) but I am going to spread it round into the back and exaggerate it in the sleeve. I also need to fix the neck line as it gapes when on the mannequin, although I have quite a lot of work to do, I am pleased with all the improvements that were suggested as this will all help with my technical development.
Today I was working with my third year, I was toiling one of his dresses making sure that all the patterns went together correctly, I am finding that working with my mentor is really improving my manufacture skills, I can look at a pattern and visualise how it will look once constructed, making manufacture a lot easier.
I found todays tutorial extremely helpful. We had a good look through all the work that I have done, and worked out what I should do to improve especially throughout my sketchbook
During the rest of the day I was working on the patterns for my sculptural sleeve, I found this quite challenging as there are so many pattern pieces it can all get a bit confusing, but I am looking forward to seeing the end result.
Today I started my final patterns for my toile, I need to have finished my toile by Friday, so I need to concentrate a lot this week to make sure that I get it all done. I managed to finish that patterns for the back of my shirt, so I feel as though I am in a good place for the rest of the week.
I really enjoyed today's workshop as I learnt how to create technical drawings on illustrator, and we touched upon all the things that we learnt last time to refresh our minds which I found very helpful. I am really beginning to see my technical skills improving and I am getting a lot more confidence in what I am doing.
Today's session was all about getting on with our toiles. I have had a very productive day, where I finished my patterns for one side of the bodice front and one of the sleeves, cuff and placket of my shirt. I am going to finish my patterns tomorrow and get them cut out of calico.
We didn't have any sessions today, so I was able to get on with all my projects, I decided to focus on my patterns and toile, I finished the patterns for the bodice and the button stand and I cut them all out of calico and started to construct.
Today we were working with our third-year mentors, I really enjoyed today as I got to start making one of his toiles, I am finding it really interesting to see how others pattern cut and create their designs, and I am enjoying getting to see the third years final collections come together.
Today I was working on my toile all day, I am really pleased with the outcome, I have almost finished my toile for the toile reviews on Monday. I finished my collar patterns today and began putting everything together. I think that my work is showing clear links to my research, all that is left to do is pattern cut the other sleeve and then I will have a finished toile. I am looking forward to the toile review on Monday as I think that it is going to be very beneficial and helpful, and I hope to learn a lot from it.
Hello, Eleanor here, I am currently at Norwich University of the Arts studying Fashion, please join me along my adventure.