Added Jun 23, 2011
London, United K...
Volancoes-inspired collection – the theme i chose is landscape, because the reason I have chosen the landscapes for my theme because it is relevant to my pathway in textiles. I can use my experience with fabric manipulation and new technique printing digital.
Designers who influence me will be Rodarte and John Rocha for textiles and help me give ideas for my theme. Rodarte collection is beautiful the costumes are bold and draped. Their works will give me ideas although I wouldn’t not copy their styles. I was look at the techniques they use.
I bought the digital printing – silk habotai about 1metre from a printing company, http://www.silkbureau.co.uk/. It’s really pricey, i sent my design work to printing compancy, so they’ve print my design onto fabric.
Tucking organza for top– This technique took a long time to sew in the pleats. It took about a week to do, with more fabrics; it would take a lot longer. When it joins with silk habotai, it is hard to find the cut balance mark to tuck the organza. Tucking on double organza is abstract, when I cut out the pattern and unpin the fabric from the paper because it was pleated together and sewn it mean there was a lots of loose fabric left, therefore I found it difficult to sew the seams together because of the fabric not matching up. In the future I may not create tucking; I could experiment with different techniques.
And I used 4 different colours etc red, orange, yellow and dark red cotton/silk organzas layered and gathered together for ruffles.
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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