Creative Pattern Cutting
I found today's session quite challenging and hard to visualise, but I asked for help and have everything explained, which has really helped, and I now understand how to transfer style lines on the mannequin onto paper patterns. I will keep working on this so that I can improve.
Music Inspired Creative Pattern Cutting Workshop
Today's session was something that I have never done before, we were draping fabric onto the 1/2 scale mannequins to music, we listened to three different genres of music and then we played around with jersey, calico and wadding to created something that we thought visualised what we were listening to. I thought it was really interesting how we all created something very different but there were also quite a few similarities. For example, in the more classical music we used a lot more draping and elegant lines, but for the rock music there were a lot of big bold shapes and a very clear silhouette.
I feel very happy with how my technical sessions are going, especially after today. We were creating the patterns and making cuffs for our shirts. By the end of the session I had attached my cuffs, now all I have left to do is add the collar and hem the shirt. This is the first shirt I have ever made, and I am really pleased with how it is looking, and with all the techniques that I am using to make it.
Mentor Day 1
Today was the first day working with my third year. I found it interesting to look through his work and see what he has been getting up to. I am very excited to be able to help with his final collection and all the work that goes behind it.
I found todays tutorial very helpful as we went over my first draft and picked up on points where I can improve, we also looked at areas I need to explain in more detail and created a better plan for the content and layout of my tutorial.
In today’s technical session I finished my shirt, now all I need to do is finish typing up my construction notes for my technical file. I am really pleased with my shirt as I have never made a shirt before it was helpful to practise all the techniques that I have been learning.
Hello, Eleanor here, I am currently at Norwich University of the Arts studying Fashion, please join me along my adventure.