Monday, 14 March 2011

Muscle, Bone and Sinew

Muscle, Bone and Sinew is the theme for my Final Major Project. I began this project by researching into Leonardo Da Vinci. Da Vinci’s artwork is very inspiring for me, especially his sketches of the human body. His use of line, light and shade creates beautiful form to his work. I plan to draw from some of these sketches below to get a feeling for shapes which I may use as my silhouette in the design process.

Special Occasions

Last month I started a work placement at a made to measure bridal and prom dress boutique. The shop also does alterations. I attend this work placement two days a week from 10-5.
On my first day I started off by shadowing the sewing technicians. I watched as the sewing technician put a facing in a linen top. I learnt to take a smaller seam allowance on a facing to reduce bulk around the seam. I was then asked to hand sew a modesty panel onto a corset. Later in the day I learnt how to pattern cut a peplum for a jacket. I then cut it out in calico. I really enjoyed my first day; there was a lot of variety.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Grace Kelly Gown

Here are some photographs of my final garment. I am really pleased with it and think it reflects my theme. If I were to do anything differently I might not put the spirals on the thigh. I think they look a bit lost there now.