Road to the Spring Fashion Show

March 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Today I worked primarily on my trenchcoat outfit for Emerson’s spring fashion show. I somehow managed to complete it within 8 hours from sketch to outfit;

This was the sketch I drew a few weeks ago. Today I visited the local fabric store and bought an enormous batch of houndstooth weave cloth. I had originally intended for the fabric to be patternless, but this was TAN houndstooth. So I went for it (=

I set out the patterning fabric on my dorm floor and used a highlighter to trace.

After which I cut it and pinned it on the mannequin (who my roommate and I have decided is named Gary- the Androgynous Mannequin) to get some idea of how it would look.

cut the fabric and draped it

Had some technical difficulties along the way )=


And managed to ¬†work my way to semi-completion! There are stil some things left for me to do on this look- clean up the seams a bit, make the basic, light blue dress which will be visible from under the trench cutaway, and make some cuffs. It’s been one crazy, insane, exhausting day, but at least now I can understand all of the craziness that goes on in shows like Project Runway- this stuff is a lot harder than it looks!


This was my first time ever sewing anything beyond doll clothes (which was in middle school, for the record), so I guessed most of my way through- and it worked! Fake it ’till you make it, my friends (=



February 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

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The first design from my Fashion Society fashion line. With the help of a friend, I came up with the name “Dusty Rose” to capture the mix of contemporary and the glamor of decades past my line will include.

Any suggestions as to what this particular outfit should be named?

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