23 Degrees and South

I’m really pleased with my space for the degree show.

Fun fact about me –  I have no sense of measurement what so ever. I cannot look at something and say how wide it is or how tall. It is completely beyond my capabilities.

That being said, I think I envisioned my layout really well. Last week it got to the point that I knew what I wanted to have in my space, but I couldn’t images how it would fit, because again, I have no sense of measurement, or spacial awareness.

My space looked small to me because I’d been sat there for most of this year and had managed to cramp it with the amount of work and junk I had on my table. Then everything was cleared and there was a ‘oh no, look how much space I have to fill’. However, like goldilocks and that damn porridge, it was actually just right. Everything has fit perfectly. There’s a good amount of white spaced mixed in with the display pieces and my work, and it just generally looks sick. Like really flipping cool. Like how did I pull off this level of coolness. Damn. I’m just so proud of how it looks and how I’ve made it to the end having made something I really loved, and loved every minute of making!

I’m really pleased.

You should come see it in person, it looks so much better. (Just saying)


Brief Encounter

During the cohort meeting on Monday it was mentioned that we needed a hard copy of our brief for the hand in, which reminded me that my brief needed a slight tweaking. I made sure that there wasn’t anything in my brief that wasn’t also in my collection (basically I took outa few handy loopholes that I thought I might when I wrote the brief) and made sure that everything was in tip top shapes for hand in.

And now I present you with, The Finished Brief –

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Behind The Scenes

Just some behind the scenes photos from the photoshoot –

 


Turn The Page – Updated

With the deadline looming nearer (I say that like I’m stressed or dreading it, I’m really not), I decided to go back to my portfolio, like i did my mood boards, and just make them better. Update them so they fit better with the collection i have created, and well, this is the result.


Days Of The Week

This week was a a bit of mad dash. Although now that I think about it it was a very relaxed mad dash, more of a frantic stroll, but enough of that, let me tell you why. I came in on Monday, knowing that I need to have both of garments completed by the end of Wednesday because the photoshoot (in which the models are suppose to be wearing OUR GARMENTS!) was on Thursday, and it just so happened that I was first in the list to have my garments photographs.

With the weight of that hanging over my head, I laser-cut the two section for my one garment, and then created the hood outer with the laser-cut section trapped in. I know, sometimes I amazes even myself.

Tuesday, Beth fixed in the lining, and we pinned the larger laser-cut section to the jacket, and that when I got scissor happy and made that laser-cutting look extra fine. It was then time to trap that into the colour and attached the hood. Oh and at some point before the lining went in, I died some fabric bright yellow (yayayya!) for the pockets – which means Beth also put in the zips. Its all a bit of blur what happened that day but you know what? The jacket got completed!

Alternatively the lining could have gone in on Wednesday morning, I’m not sure anymore.

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Thursday dawned bright and early, like really early! I don’t think I’ve seen that hour of the morning for a long time, just saying. It was quite a strange experience, not something I ever thought I would be doing. I felt a little out of place, everyone else was very professional while I was still be my normal self and watering what the flip id gotten myself into, however when my garments started getting photographed it got better. I was so cool to see the model wearing my clothes! and they looked so good, not that I’m blowing my own horn, but heck yes I am cause they were flipping awesome!

Thankfully my fellow amigo Paige was there on Friday to get my photographs so I’d be able to make my lookbook over the weekend, which I did! Bo-yah! It’s not a big book, only two sheets of paper but I thought I twas something nice to add into my press packs and have chilling in my display space. We’ll soon see if that was the right decision.

 


Beautiful Monster

I had a great ambition: to create a men’s jacket. But when those sleeves first got sewed in, I realised, I’ve made a monster. A monster I desperately wish to flee from. How could I have been so reckless, so naive as to think my creation would be accepted by the world; would be beautiful.

It’s purple skin has been marred by these strange white marks. I don’t know where they came from. I don’t know how to fix what I’ve put so desperately wrong.

Ok, ok, I’ll stop now.

Last week was super productive for me, I gathered all the pieces for my second jacket (Simon), and then went about putting them together. After putting four sleeves in, two for the outer and two for the lining, I was feeling pretty confident in my abilities. As well as super chuffed because I’d successfully created almost most of my jacket!

Joining the outer and the lining proved to be a beast of a different nature however, and after how long it took to figure out how to get them matches up correctly, Beth (thankfully!) took over and zipped the pieces together in super quickly.

I thought I was going to have much more difficulty with sewing together the pattern pieces, and while I didn’t create the whole jacket, I’m very proud of what I did create. I’m not a sewer. I can sew, but I’m not confident that I can create really fiddly things, but with this jacket I have! Yay me.


I’m In A Mood Again

Having updated my mood boards for subject, I decide it was a good a time as any to update my mood boards for field. They needed a bit of rearranging now the my collection has developed. Plus I really like making mood boards at the moment, playing with layers and choosing what images to go together.

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