Friday, 16 March 2012

I've got my new shoes on.....

With our garment we needed some shoes and we didn't know what to do! So we went to a charity shop and we got some fake doc martins for £7.50 which we were really pleased with! Then we got some blue spray paint to cover the shoes and make them more exciting! I'm really pleased with them, they are VERY bright but they work well, with the yellow in the skirt I think it will work well!


Thursday, 15 March 2012


Kaly and I did a photo-shoot showing the garments we have made as a collaboration. We had our friend Simmone Aziz do the Make-up and our friend Rhiannon Chalmers be the model (she is a make-up artist and follows this blog if you wanted to have a look at her work). The make-up and the hair really work with your vision for our garments.


Here are some designers I have looked at for inspiration with my garment! I really like the collections I have found and pleased there are so many collections involving SILVER!

Viktor and Rolf 2006 

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel 2010

Giles 2012

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel 2012

Tessa Birch CSM MA collection 2007


I decided to make a skirt for this project and it was going to be made out of my PVC and using the techniques I have done in my samples. I have NEVER before made a garment never so it was going to be a challenge for me and I feel really proud of myself for being able to do it.

This is my skirt finished and completed! I decided to mainly use the silver PVC fabric as it was my favourite fabric to work with. On the front panel I then decided to have a section of the yellow as I couldnt not use it, as again its really nice to work with. The pleats in the skirt took a while to do as I have never done anything like this before but they worked on the mock up so I wasn't worried! On the front panel I ironed on the Dinosaur foot image I have used in my sketch book as a cut and paste image. It was one of my favourite images I used so I thought it had to be used on my skirt. Against the Silver it looks really good too!
On the yellow I did the herring bone pattern with the CD's as the contrast colours work really well I think I am really happy with this section its my favourite part of the skirt!



On the back of the skirt I decided to do some material manipulation of the silver PVC doing the punching I did in some of my samples. On the silver PVC it works the best and I am pleased with the texture you get from it. I have done two panels of the punching on the back of the skirt and it is simple but with the front the skirt doing the talking the back being simple doesnt matter. 

This is what my skirt looks like as a whole on the back! Kinda tacky but I like it!

This is a close up of the zip I have put it, again I have NEVER done a zip before and I was so proud of myself it only took me an hour once I'd youtubed it to find out how you do it! I'm so impressed with myself! 

I am really happy with how my garment looks like, fabric choice, manipulation of the fabric and the style of the garment too I'm really pleased! For not knowing anything about fashion i think I have pulled it out of the bag! YAY



So I have shown you some of my samples for this project but I have done a few more nice and I'm pleased with them!

The above sample I have done by using image transfer paper and ironing it on to yellow PVC then I have used my fabric soldering iron to create the holes in the fabric. It made such a stink it was disgusting burning away the plastic. I don't really like this sample because where it was burnt it created melt brown marks on the fabric and its not very neat. But its a different way of creating the hole effect. 

This sample I have shown you before but this time I have added some couching of CD's on the side and I have also done some french knots growing on the side. The CD couching I really like in the zig-zag pattern I really like! The contrast of the silver on the yellow I think works quite well I have to say!

This one I like the image on the silver I think its a fresh and quite pretty. But I wish I hadn't done the embroidery on it as it detracts from the image transfer and it looks like I'm not that confident in the piece so I covered it with the embroidery and I wish I hadn't. 

Here I have done the couching of the CD'S on a bigger scale and in a herring bone pattern which I think works really well. However it doesnt look very neat because the CD piece's are all different sizes and it looks messy. So I then had another go but this time I cut the CD pieces so they have straight ages and they look much neater in the herring bone pattern as you can see below!

The image below is one of my favourite samples its very simple and I really like it. The image transfer of a parrot on the grey with blue French knots couldn't look better in my eyes it is incredible! 

Below is an image of the mood board I did of what has inspired me for this project, the images, some of the photos I have taken for the project from NYC and the materials I used for my sample and my garment. 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Stitch workshop

On Wednesday I had a stitch workshop with amiee and it was really good. She taught us different embroidery techniques French knots, chain stitch, bullion knots, couching, blanket stitch! It was a really good morning stitching away I really enjoyed myself! It's something I really love! I really looking forward to using these in my work!!! Wooo! See pictures below!