Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Working On the Stand

 Today at college in the afternoon we started working on the stand in pairs, today I worked with my good friend Jess.
I think the aim of this was to create what ever shapes we wanted and to get us used to working with fabric again, and to show us how designers would create patters using draping.

We started just by folding pinning things in places(there was no real plan) here are some of the shapes that we came up with.

 Here we made one piece of fabric look like a two piece or a dress by folding it at the waist we also added pleats on one shoulder and pinned the sides back to create the look of sleeves.

This is one thing we were told to do and that is to fit the fabric to the bodice using darts, this would then be made into a fitted bodice pattern.
 here we adjusted the fabric to create a one sleeved look and added two folds one coming up from the hip and the other coming down from the shoulder.

 in this sample we draped the fabric from the neck and I got Jess to hold our the edges to create more dimension.



 In this sample we pulled the fabric through the elastic on the mannequin and then folded it back over adding pleats to the waist


 here we created a pleated one shoulder and added diagonal pleats from each side.

 in this sample we pinned the fabric straight across the chest and pinned one corner of the fabric to the opposite side of the chest and added folds on the sides.

This is the strange oyster shape Jess came up with which would probably be impossible to turn into a pattern! to do this we pinned 1/4 of the way down of the fabric to the shoulder and scrunched and pinned until we were happy with the shape.
 (of course because its me we had to  make some bows!) to do this i unpinned some of the previous shape and folded each end over to create a puffy bow shape and then dragged the remaining fabric over the centre to create a bow.

To do this one we first folded the fabric like you would a fan and then pulled it through the fabric and pinned the sides up. We then carried on working with this adjusting the shape each time.

here we pinned the edges to the back to flatten the sides.

here we scrunched one side of the fabric pinning as we went along.
Thanks for reading! which is your favourite shape??
Jenny xxx

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