Mini Collection Illustration

Mini Collection Illustration

It’s been a long time since I posted…I’ve been a little busy with Fashion School. And while, we sew all the time, I miss sewing for myself. A lot of the sewing we do are samples and muslins. One month until summer break, and my sewing to do list is huge.

Before fashion school I never drew anything by hand, so Illustration and Design class was very challenging for me. After my second semester I started to feel more confident, but I still have a ways to go. This is my final illustration project from last term. Over the summer I will try to make a few of these; starting with the bomber jacket.

Another thing we do in fashion school, is make a bunch of mood boards. At first, I was unsure of this process, but now I enjoy making them a lot. This collection was inspired by consumption. We live in a disposable culture, where it is cheaper to buy something new, rather than to get it repaired. People today own a lot of stuff; and this has spawned a whole culture of decluttering, and organization. I’m exploring the contrast between chaos and order, the difference between hoarding and collecting, and the hypocrisy of selling minimalism. Did I even need to explain? It’s all clear looking at the collection, right?

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Inspiration collage for my mini collection.

My favourite part of this project was designing the print. I just ordered it from Spoonflower, and I can’t wait to see it. I’m trying the modern jersey for the first time, hopefully it’ll work for my jacket.

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Rainy Day Dress

Rainy Day Dress

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Here’s another version of this adorable Ottobre 3/2014 Pattern 15. Unfortunately Adeline is not as in love with this dress as I am, hopefully she’ll come around. She really liked the What’s on Your Lunch Plate? version, so I thought it was a safe bet. Three year old girls are so hard to please. She gets jealous when I sew for Casper, but Casper loves everything I make him. In fact he loved this dress so much, he hugged it.

 

Pretty transparent how she feels about this shoot.
Pretty transparent how she feels about this shoot.
I had to call in some reinforcements.
I had to call in some reinforcements.

The fabric is the organic cotton knit from Spoonflower; I have a handful of designs and this may be my favorite. I like to let Spoonflower knits rest as long as possible before washing, otherwise the I find the colours wash out, so I’ve had some time deciding what to use this for. I was a bit worried it was too busy for clothing, but I think it looks great in this dress.

 

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Thanks for stopping by. I’ll leave you with one more photo.

"If I can't take this dress off, I swear I'll jump!"
“If I can’t take this dress off, I swear I’ll jump!”