After going over some adjustments of the garment and considering time constraints, I thought about some more ideas of what I could potentially design/make.
For the outfit with the garments inspired from deconstructed clothing, I drew a flat (technical drawing of a garment) of the top, which I thought was a very interesting part of this concept
After receiving some feedback from my classmates (from the first blog post), I began thinking on potential fabrics. This ultimately depends on the piece that I will be making (which I am still not sure of yet…) If I’m going with the idea of the top, I’ll probably be using a cotton weave or something of the sort. If I were to make a bodysuit, I would have to use something rather elastic and fitting (currently am thinking of maybe a mix weave), however, I am thinking of doing something more abstract with the arm piece. I would consider the second project a mixed media project.
I feel like brainstorming is coming along extremely well. I keep coming up with ideas of promising projects. However this is also a setback, since with each idea I draw and annotate, the more indecisive I become.
Through this experience I’ve learned a lot about how professional designers create their garments and the individual processes to realizing a garment. Such as creating “flats” and “floats”, two different technical forms of illustration. I also realized sewing different materials into each other can be very challenging: take for example a cotton weave and polyester/ PVC plastic.
Moving forward I plan on finalizing one of my ideas… completely… I’m planning to contact a tailor to help me create the base of the garment after showing her pictures and concept drawings of the garment(s). I plan on adding detail after personally adding/ assembling some of the different pieces on the garment (eg, dewing the collar/cuffs onto the dress shirt and stitching together different parts of it)
Moving forward: Contact a tailor!
Although ambitious, I am planning to create another small garment, perhaps an accessory while I wait on the tailor to create the backbone of the design.
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