Today we had the briefing for the first project within the BA1b unit; Creative Cut- The Shirt. We are exploring shirts and creating a final piece which incorporates the collar, sleeves, cuff and stand of a shirt, but we are encouraged to push the boundaries of what a shirt can be. I am really excited about this project, because we are going to be doing a lot of pattern cutting, trying different techniques to create interesting silhouettes, I look forward to improving my pattern cutting skills. During the briefing a picture was shown that really stood out to me as it was a wedding dress that had the features of a shirt, I am really intrigued by that and I am going to use this as a starting point and research into bridal wear. I want to go into bridal wear, so I am going to begin with looking at how I can link the two together.
This morning we had a workshop on using illustrator, I found this very helpful as I had never used illustrator before, we got taught a lot of the basics as well as how to create a repeat pattern which I will find really helpful when doing design work. I am really looking forward to our next session which is going to be a lot more fashion based, looking a technical drawings, I am going to keep practicing my illustrator skills so that I can get better and quicker.
Today we were pattern cutting a collar and collar stand, I really enjoyed the challenge of being left to get on with it as it was quite difficult but it made me think about what I was doing and why, as I went along I wrote the instructions in my own words ready for my technical file so that I can understand and remember how I did it at a later date.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
I have spent the last three days getting on with research, my next step is to bring all of my research together and begin my sketchbook.
Hello, Eleanor here, I am currently at Norwich University of the Arts studying Fashion, please join me along my adventure.