Pattern Experimentation

This project was all about not using typical paper patterns and using different creative techniques to make a garment.

The first garment was made using Subtraction Pattern Cutting… What is this you ask? Well I’m bad at trying to explain things, but long story short tube technique invented by Julian Robert, which reduces time and fabric waste. Julian Roberts has made a free pdf file explaining his study into this online- http://thecuttingclass.com/post/65052582315/subtraction-pattern-cutting-with-julian-roberts

The technique creates very organic and weird shapes and after many trials on mini mannequin, I made my final dress which I was pretty happy with….(except for the back, which is too short because mannequins don’t have legs, so forward thinking next time hannah)

 

The next garment was created by taking 4 jersey t-shirts (American Apparel) and draping the fabric directly onto the mannequin. I created a cardigan/tied dress which I was really happy with and totally would wear…

 

Glasgow Caledonian University 2015

2015 When in my final year at school, I was given the chance to attend 6 month course, once a week, alongside my other subjects at Glasgow Caledonian [http://www.gcu.ac.uk/]. The course was ‘Fashion Brand Retailing’, catered for 6th year students who are thinking of a possible career in fashion and this was to act as a stepping stone before actually going to University.

In my case, I was scared at the thought of leaving school and making that lifetime choice. I was in between the possibilities of studying media or fashion. I thought I may aswell do this course to find out if a degree in fashion was for me. The course included a bit of everything; some designing, business, marketing and creative projects.

One project, we were put into groups and had to make a paper dress:g

which was pretty fun, getting creative and experimenting with applying paper to the form in different ways.

The course really made you learn how to work in groups and gave some experience in giving presentations, writing reports. Which really did prepare me for my current education now at Heriot-Watt University (BA Fashion Design)[https://www.hw.ac.uk/study/uk/undergraduate/fashion.htm].

For the final hand in we researched into a brand sold at Urban Outfitters and taking a garment we developed it and drew designs from that. The bohemian and feminine brand ‘Free People’ was my chosen brand and I just LOVE their clothes.[https://www.freepeople.com/uk/]

I really enjoyed this course and it definitely gave me that extra edge when applying to universities, especially when applying to other uni’s for Fashion Design. I also really enjoyed this course, mainly because of the passion which was taught by Nicola O’Hara.

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With my certificate!

Advanced Higher Art Design 2015

dsc_0489With my further Inspiration of nature, in my final year at school i focused on the theme ‘Flight in Nature’

I looked at butterflies, bird’s feathers, falling leaves

I found I like the development part this project more than the final outcome…

Higher Art Design Outcome 2013

I have always been interested in combining my love for nature and fashion together.

I continuously take inspiration from Alexander McQueen, Zac Posen and Ellie Saab type garments which illuminate with nature themes and express femininity.

For my garment design in Higher Art I chose to take inspiration from decaying flowers and plants, and focused in on the unusual form that dying plants turn into, taking this I tried showing this process in a dress.

I really enjoyed this project and I think it was my start point in Fashion Design.