As part of my course we have to complete a reflective journal and I have decided to do mine as a blog so that I can look back at my weeks and see how I felt about what I was doing that week, I will use it to keep track of my time and look back at how I am finding my course. I am very excited to see how my reflection changes throughout my time at university. I will be posting my reflections every Friday/ Saturday.
Today we received the briefing for our first unit. The brief consists of three parts:
Part 1- Visual Research- Outcomes:
I am excited to start this as it is something very different to what I have done before. To start this unit, we are going to be given 18 charity shop items to deconstruct and reconstruct into something else.
This morning we got our inductions to all the equipment in the studio. We also had our first crit, I was so scared for this as it was the first time presenting my own work to my new classmates and I was scared for what they would think of my work and the way that I went about completing the summer project. For the Summer Project we had to produce a sketchbook full of research as well as the designs for a 6-outfit capsule collection, I really enjoyed this project as I got to be as free as I liked with it and just go for it. I decided to do a bridal collection inspired by an English garden. I was proud of the work that I had produced I was just very nervous. However once we had started I wasn't as nervous and I began to enjoy it, it was really interesting to see what everyone else had done and how they had gone about completing the task.
This morning was spent looking through examples of how last year’s first years had gone about completing this unit, I found this very helpful as I got to see lots of different ways to go about completing a sketchbook and technical files.
we had our first technical session today where we were making samples for our technical files. The samples were an open seam, a French seam, piping and binding. I really enjoyed this session as we were using the machines and learning things that I had never done before. I had never sewn a French seam before, so completing one for the first time felt like a really good achievement, I struggled a bit with the binding but that was just because it was a bit fiddly but overall it felt like a really good and productive session. We also got to choose our charity shop items which we then began to deconstruct, at the moment, I am not quite sure which direction that I am going to take this but I know that the more experimentation I do the clearer my direction will become.
Hello, Eleanor here, I am currently at Norwich University of the Arts studying Fashion, please join me along my adventure.