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another day another sketchbook

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

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Here is a little insight into what has completely taken over my life for the past 2 months … fashion design is fun but so hard, enter any fashion degree course at your own risk! I’ve just started my final collection; the accumulation of all the skills I have learnt over the past 4 years rolled into one amazing collection that defines myself as a designer – no pressure here then. It really took a while for me to decide on which direction to take my research and sketchbook and after many ideas I have settled on my collection being loosely based on the 1999 film ‘The Virgin Suicides’. I do hope it provides me with enough inspiration for an entire collection, though so far I’m finding it really interested and exciting!

The hardest part so far has definitely been sourcing fabrics and components, and thankfully I found Spoonflower who are able to produce the digitial prints I really want to be included within the collection. So far they have been a great company to work with; very student friendly and helpful! I just need to start designing the prints for the garments and get swatching initial ideas – stay tuned for the results!

P.S If any other fabric companies out there are interested in sponsering a little yet fiercly ambitious student like myself please do get in touch :)

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the ultimate in DIY creations

Monday, October 4th, 2010

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This week I started a new project, Deconstruct Reconstruct. This involves taking one, two or three second hand items and transforming them into one garment. Here is a little sneak at the before shot of the dress and what I have come up with so far. Working this way is so much more fun and creative compared with flat pattern cutting! I have a few more weeks on this project, with my next steps perfecting the design and ensuring it is finished to a high standard.

I have also just started a menswear project that will run alongside this one (and marketing work – busy busy!) and will be posting as I go through the project.

Final year is proving to be pretty difficult, there is always a pressure to be creating something amazing and the briefs seem a little confusing. Hopefully this is just a case of getting back into uni work mode after a year in placement!

how to: getting creative with an oversized t-shirt

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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When I first thought of this DIY for the blog, I intended it would be a step-by-step tutorial style post. But then I realised the best part of this project was not knowing the next step, and it is with this that you can be truely creative! If you are inspired by my little creation, please do go out and buy the biggest t-shirt you can find – the one I used here is from the Menswear department in Primark and cost £2.00 – the bigger the better as you will have more fabric to play with, and just have fun with it!

a little something i made earlier

Monday, July 26th, 2010

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I’ve been meaning to put these photos up for aaages of this little DIY I did a few weeks ago… I’ll be posting how to make this easy peasy lace crop top tomorrow!

sketchbook progress

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

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One lazy lazy night for me. I had planned on getting a couple more pages in my sketchbook for Anthropologie completed but somehow only managed my colour palette page, oops! Luckily, I have a 3 day weekend so will hopefully be more productive with this project over the next few days.

I also have a couple of ’say hello to’ features ready to write up and get posted so make sure you come back soon to read all about the job roles of three completely different creative people and their inspirations!

the diary of a fashion student: part 1

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Come September I’ll be back to University to complete the final year of my fashion design degree. I’ve been on a years placement for the past 12 months and have been feeling more than a little aprehensive about returning to Uni as the work load that final year students face has always seemed so daunting! I’ve decided that to help survive the year I will keep a diary of how the year is going, from the highs to the no doubt very lows…

I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I have an abundance of Summer projects to complete before I return to Huddersfield, so I guess the diary should begin with these. I’ve almost completed my sketchbook for the design project on Anthropologie. Well, my images are all stuck down. Which is a start. I just need to make a start on the million and one textile samples I have planned for this project. After a year away from hard core sketchbooking, I have probably too many ideas for samples! Maybe I should hold back and use them throughout the year as I will no doubt run out of thoughts by October. I’m hooked on knitting and crochet at the moment, so am glad that the season I’m designing for is AW11/12!

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Are any of you returning to University this September after a year away from studying?

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