31 May 2012

Final Major Project #22

Now I have completed both garments! Which is such a relief and an achievement if I have to say it myself. It's been good fun making these to pieces, it was challenging, sometimes a tad too challenging. But no time to breathe, I've still got a ton of journal work to finish and finding out how I'm going to present my to garments. The idea is a video, you'll just have to wait and see what happens!

Truth be told I finished on the 25th of May ;)


30 May 2012

Final Major Project #21

Just adding the finishings today! Can you believe it? It's done, the jacket's done! I'm doing a victory dance!


29 May 2012

Final major Project #20

You know how I said that the colour isn't right? Well this is how it was supposed to bem unfortunately here its just the lighting that makes it looks this dark, I haven't re-dyed it. 


28 May 2012

Final Major Project #19

I'm only a week behind with all my blog posts! Better late than never! The jacket is slowly coming together as you can see. And the colour isn't as deep as I would like, but never mind, I'm running out of time!


27 May 2012

Field Trip

Nothing like a quick spontaneous trip to London to meet up with Ellie the dancer and her mother. Just to have a nose around the V&A, perhaps a potential location for filming... 
The V&A Drome. 
On the train back from London. 
Tapping my feet to the beat of the music from my iPod. 

At Princes Risborough train station. 


25 May 2012

Bike Ride

Nothing like a good bike ride home, when the sun is hitting your face and you need a breather after a long day.


Final Major Project #18

I wasn't able to put two videos into one blogpost, which is kind of annoying, but hey ho, here's a video that'll show you the studio. 


Final Major Project #17

I though this would be a fun way of showing what I've been doing today. nothing to advanced ;)


24 May 2012

Final Major Project #16

Presenting you with my colour palette, for the two garments that I'm making. 


23 May 2012

Final Major Project #15

Brewing bamboo silk in the kitchen, or rather I'm dyeing some samples, for an extension for the project. 
The whole kitchen is smelling like turmeric, reminds me of Indian food.. 


22 May 2012

Final Major Project #14

Working like crazy, sewing like a maniac and bamboo silk ain't fun!


21 May 2012

Final major Project #13

A fun feature going blue while dyeing my FMP (Final Major Project) jacket, what those chemical dyes does to you, when the gloves keep puncturing!  


20 May 2012

Final Major Project #12

The following post will be me going a bit backwards, with showing my steps throughout the project. 
Here I'm working on the colour for the dress, powerful colour eh? 
I'm loving how bright it's turning out!


17 May 2012

Final Major Project #11

I think it is about time that I give you an update on my Final Major Project.

  1. I finally got some material for my jacket, it got some Soy Jersey, instead of Bamboo. Warning to you all can't recommend purchasing sustainable material from ECO EARTH FABRICS, it just too much hassle. 
  2. I got a new bias binder maker, but it's not easy to use with the Bamboo Silk. 
  3. You know how I said that it would be quicker and easier to use chemical dyes? Well someone having laugh and it's not me! The bamboo silk, was fairly easy to be fair. But the Soy Jersey, has caused me sleepless night (literally) - I think I have re-dyed it 4-5 times! It has come out the 'right' colour as a initially wanted, but now I'm not sure if it's dark enough or not. Although after starring at it for the best part of 3 hours I decided to leave it - cause the only other option was to dye it black (its navy blue at the moment). The thing is, black just a little bit too black, or should I say dark? Hope you know what I mean! 
  4. The photoshoot, I've been in contact with the V&A and they do a special deal for students! So now you don't have to lend me £8000, btw, no one offered! So I'm currently trying to figure, when these bloody garments will be finished to I can get on with it. I'm still thinking about filming/shooting at Wendover Woods. It's always good to have a range of places, because even though you imagine that something great is going to turn out, it just might not, considering my luck!
  5. Originally my FMP deadline was the 18th of May, but now its been moved to the following Friday, so the 25th! Heh, definitely wouldn't have been able to hand it in on Friday! Thank God for extensions! 
Thats all for now! 


15 May 2012

Joy Division #6

Tadaa! So I finally got around to upload these photos and edit them, I must say that it is ten times easier at college on the Macs as they just WORK. I think my Macbook Pro is having a slow death, but I need it to survive so I can take it with me to university. 

So what to you think? Bit boring, okay? 

Advise of the day: don't attempt to sew in silk its just not worth it, it gives you more grey hairs than you could ever imagine. 


8 May 2012

Joy Division #5

Just to show some Joy Division print samples before I show you the final outcome. 
The massive blue splodge wasn't intentionally, it was a bloody first year that knocked over the ink pot - and then she even said that it was okay, because it's 'only' a sample! Deep breath, I could have ripped her head off! I suppose it was pleasing when my tutor told her of, hehe. 

Anyway even after doing samples, the final outcome actually looks significantly different if you ask me, but I guess I notice it more as I am the one working on it and the details are noticeable for the one working on the project, 

Hope you're all well and enjoying your Tuesday! 


7 May 2012

Joy Division #4

Sorry for being so quite lately, but I haven't got much to show you, as everything is at a stand still. Most of the time I'm doing journal work and I'll spare you from that, unless you of course are interested?

Here's part four from the Joy Division project, I have actually completed the project now, so I'll show you the final outcome soon! 
On the above images I'm prepping the screen with my print, ready to get exposed - and pattern cutting the dress/tunic that I'm printing the print on. 

Today its bank holiday in England and I am spending the day with my grandparents - to celebrate my Grandpa's 87th birthday, which is actually first on Wednesday. 

Still haven't had the opportunity to go back to Wendover Woods to look at the location during some dryer weather, as it still keeps stucking it down with rain.