I have an assignment to make a journal entry after each Fashion Cycle Class.
Class Date: September 15, 2016
Today we explored ideas on Pinterest, and drew tote bag ideas. For one of our designs, we need to expand it to include 5 variations. Here are some of my first, pretty lame, sketches.
Class Date: September 22, 2016
After a few days, something clicked and I ended up with some designs I love, especially my little bunny lunch tote.
Today we presented our sketches to our teacher and our classmates. Once seeing all the other designs, I worried about the simplicity of my design, but on the plus side the pattern drafting was quite easy.
Class Date: September 29, 2016
Today in class we created a muslin for our tote. Going into class, I was confident that my bag was of such simple design I didn’t need to worry about the actual bag construction. I was more concerned with working out the details, and wanted it to be a useable muslin. Construction was more difficult than expected, and my pattern needed to be modified. Since class, I have made a second muslin, which is still not exactly how I imagined, but my kids aren’t too picky, so they’ll do. I’m looking forward to moving on from this.