Friday, 18 February 2011

Paper Dress

During this semester at University we are studying fashion construction and technology which involves looking at fabrics, garment patterns, stitching etc. As a way to get us to see how difficult it can be to work with certain materials our lecture had us make dresses from paper. It was a really interesting task, we had an hour to make our dresses and were in groups of three and four.

It was a difficult task, firstly deciding on a design took some time, I'm not the biggest fan of fringing but I feel that it turned out well on our dress. Trying to fit the paper to the mannequin without it ripping also proved to be challenging. 

Once we had finished our designs the group then had to chose a celebrity to wear our dress. Our celebrity for our dress was Halle Berry as we believe it was similar to outfits she has previously worn. The dresses will be on display for a few weeks and then we will be designing new ones from materials such as wool, silk and cotton again to let us see what the materials are like to work with.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A Good Catch Up

It has been a while now since I last posted so I thought while I had some time I would fill you in on whats been going on in my life. I have now started back at University and I must say the early mornings are not going down well at all. I have already missed a few lectures from sleeping in and purely being too tired to actually get out of bed. My work is already mounting up with the deadlines getting closer but I will do my best to post as often as possible.

Two weekends ago I decided to squeeze in a weekend visit home to see all my friends before work for University became to hectic as I mentioned in my last post. It was so great to see everyone after such a long time, we ordered take out and had a good catch up over too many bottles of wine. I thought I would share a couple of my favortie photos from the evening out of the myself and one of my close friends Emily took.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Down On The Farm

I decided to go home for the weekend and visit all my friends while I have little work to do at University so here are a couple of photos I took while at home on the farm, it was rather dull and cloudy outside so the best I could do was to photograph one of the calves inside. I know cows are definitely not fashion related like the rest of my blog but my photography is mostly a general mix of everything and I hope that my readers like the photos anyway.