Todays group tutorial was really helpful as we were able to sit as a group and discuss all of our research that we had done over the weekend and come up with a plan for what we are going to do over the next week.
I spent today doing research for the group project, I decided to look into more of the environmental issues that our world is facing day by day as well as what other companies are doing to try and help the environment. I found it really interesting looking at the brand Everlane, they do a lot for the environment especially when it comes to the production of their denim. Denim is one of the worst materials to produce as it has such a large impact on the environment, it takes on average 10,000 litres of water to make a pair of jeans, but the water becomes highly polluted. Everlane are filtering the water so that it is clean and drinkable when it leaves the factory and with the by-product, they are mixing it with cement to create bricks. I will continue with my research ready for our tutorial on Friday.
Today I was working with my third year, this week we were making another one of his toiles, I am really enjoying this project at the moment as the deadline is quickly approaching and with that the collection is really coming together, I have found it really helpful to see how a final collection comes together, I have also enjoyed the challenge and learning lots of new skills and techniques.
In todays group tutorial we discussed where we were as a group and how we are getting on with the presentation, i feel that we are in a good place and with the easter holidays we can make sure that we have all the research ready for
Today we had a briefing for our fourth and final brief within the BA1b unit. This brief is called Design For Market and is split into two sections an individual part and a group part. We started the group part today, we decided to split the research into sections that each of us can go away and research for Wednesday, I am looking at the environment and street style. We are looking at trend forecasting and creating a style and aesthetic for 2023, I think this is going to be a very interesting brief, that will help us to understand how the trends are predicted so far in advance.
Today we got together in our group to discuss what we had found out so far during our research, we had begun our moodboards and will continue them for our tutorial on Friday. It was helpful to meet up in the middle of the week to make sure that we were all on track and that it was starting to link together.
Today we had a group tutorial where we brought all of our separate research together, we got to discuss our findings with one of our tutor who helped us to define our research and helped pinpoint clear links between all of our work. I found it really interesting to see just how much everything links together from fashion to the world that we live in. We will continue to work on our research and moodboards for next week so that we can begin refining our ideas and working on our presentations.
Labelling and pinning all of my many triangles
When I was creating my toile I was able to write on each piece to tell me where it connects and what it connects to, all very vital information when you have over 100 different triangles which all have there own place so that the piece works and most importantly fits together! But I couldn't write over my final piece, so I had to use tape, I spent most of the day writing on tape and sticking it to each corner on each triangle and labelling the name of each triangle, which was very time-consuming. After I had labelled each triangle I pinned them together, I shall sew them together tomorrow, so that each pyramid is ready for Wednesday.
Construction of triangles
This morning I was stitching all of my triangles together, after stitching I am overlocking as it gives a nice finish to each of the seams. I am really pleased as I got all pyramids stitched together and I pinned the remaining pieces together, I really like how it is looking with my final fabric.
I really enjoyed today as I got to see one of my mentor's outfits come together, we were adding the finishing touches, it has been really interesting helping throughout the process of construction of his work, and seeing how much work goes into the final collection.
Construction of final shirt
Today I was sat at the sewing machine for most of the day, just sewing away. I got a lot done and I have pretty much finished my shirt, a few things I want to redo to make sure that it is constructed to the best of my abilities.
Finishing construction of my final shirt
Today I was finishing the construction of my final shirt, I have almost finished all i have left to do is attach the snap poppers down the front, but for now it is finished. I am really happy with the way that it looked, the colour and the fabric helps reflect a classic shirt but the actually shirt is mutated version of the classic, which i think goes well together.
Last Day Of Creative Cut
Today we had to present out creative cut work, I had to present my moodboard, line up (front and back views) and final piece, it went well and I am really pleased with the comments that I received. One of the pieces of advice offered is that I focus on my final line ups and make them more clear with more focus, as well as changing their trousers so that they aren't the same.
Today I was working on my toile, I am aiming to have it finished by Thursday so that I can cut out in my final fabric on Friday, ready to start construction next week.
Being stuck at home today because of the snow I was able to get on with my paperwork for this unit, I worked on my technical drawing and finished my moodboard. I also worked on my other portfolio boards ready for the deadline next week.
Today I was working with my third year, I really enjoyed it as I got to do lots of different things including cutting out and construction. I am finding the mentorship programme really interesting as I get to see how a full collection comes together, giving me an insight into what I have to look forward to in a few years time.
today I finished my toile and I am really happy with it, I feel that it clearly reflects my research, and it has been really challenging but I am very proud of the end result. I made quite a few alterations to my first toile to get to where it is now, there are a lot more triangles than I first thought there would be but it helps give a clear sculptural look.
Today I cut out all of my patterns, I am on track to get everything finished by next week which is really good, I managed to get everything I needed to do done this week, I still have a lot to do but I feel a lot happier about it.
Hello, Eleanor here, I am currently at Norwich University of the Arts studying Fashion, please join me along my adventure.