Today's life drawing session was all about portraiture, to find out how I got on read my latest reflective journal post.
In today’s technical session we were pattern cutting a yoke skirt. We were first taught how to do it and then we had to go away and complete the task, over the past few weeks I have found that my note taking has really improved, which helps a lot when I have to come back to something. I will go away after today’s session and write up all my notes and put it into my pattern cutting file.
Today we had independent study, where I chose to focus on my sketchbook, I found this time very helpful as I was able to finish lots of work that I had already started. I was beginning to feel a little bit stressed, but I took the time to go through everything and point out what I had already done and what was left to do and now I feel a lot more confident and happy to just get on with it.
Lecture: Senses in Fashion
Today's lecture was extremely interesting, we were taught all about how we can use our other senses when researching for design, I found this really thought provoking as I have only ever thought to use touch and sight, but we have been encouraged to explore smell and sound, for me I found sound rather different, but it is something that I look forward to exploring.
Today's technical session was good however I did struggle with the simple task of getting the correct number of pattern pieces in the correct size of fabric, on the plus side i did learn how to stitch a channel zip, i had never completed a channel zip before so I am pleased to be able to add a new technique to my technical file.
Mood board and Line up workshop
Today we had a mood board workshop where we created mood boards, for this we had to collect 10 images from our research and print them, we then got to stick them to the wall creating a moving mood board that we can change around when ideas move forward, this exercise helped me a lot as I now feel that I have a better idea about how my ideas are going to come together, we also had a peer review session with our mood boards, this gave me loads of new ideas as well as ways that I can improve my mood boards.
For the Line-up workshop we were creating our first 6 outfit line up, I really enjoyed looking at the shapes I have created over the past few weeks and seeing how I can change the scale and shape of things to create an interesting silhouette.
Today I took part in the group tutorials, with two weeks till the deadline I found it useful as I now have a clearer idea of what is left to do and how I can improve what I have already done. I still have quite a lot of work to do in my sketchbook, but my technical and fabric files are coming along nicely, and I now have a very good idea of what I need to include in my sketchbook.
Hello, Eleanor here, I am currently at Norwich University of the Arts studying Fashion, please join me along my adventure.