|Sewing friends off on an adventure!|
The weather was beautiful and we really enjoyed exploring the Inner Harbor and finding lots of great restaurants. We spent Sunday afternoon in the Walters Art Museum. What a wonderful and eclectic collection of art! We spent several hours and only saw a small portion of the exhibits. I will definitely put this one on the list to visit again!
|Several of the objects in the Walters Art Museum that especially captured my attention!|
Exploring Fashion Design II was much more self driven than the first class and I am very happy that I had 2 years in between the workshops. There is so much information and much of it doesn't become fully absorbed until you go home and start working. Then its like a little string of Christmas lights in your head slowly starts to light up as the information goes into practical use.
On to the nitty gritty of the first half of Design II
|The changes to my croquis in red on the left. It was nice to slim myself down a little bit :)|
- Asymmetric double breasted
- Slots on pants
- Interesting seaming details
- Hard tailored shapes
- Softer tailored shapes
- Release pleats
|Several of my warm up sketches on the first afternoon.|
|Lots and lots of discussions about fabrics!!|
- Also never buy a print with a background the same as your skin tone...unless you are going for the partially naked look!
Most of the same principals of prints can also be applied to stripes. Carefully consider contrast of the stripes and contrast to your skin, size and regularity. Later in the week on of the ladies had a fabric exercise at A Fabric Place to swatches many different kind of stripes she could possibly find. She easily had about 15 to 20 or more different swatches. It was a great exercise to expand the thought of striped fabric. I am not a very big fan of stripes, sometimes I just find them to be too regular.
Just before lunch or maybe just after Lunch we spent some time playing color kittens! This is a very fun exercise where Sarah dumps a whole bunch of fabric swatches on the table and we just play! To start of the exercises this time we each had to start off with a couple swatches of a burnout chiffon and then pull swatches to make a palette of colors and textures to go with the burnout. Everyone was much more open and adventurous playing this game versus the first time we did it in Design I workshop.
|A great big pile of color swatches! My palette is on the bottom left and on the bottom right are Liz's. So much fun to see what everyone ends up with!|
|Double breasted jacket with some asymmetry and details repeated on the back of the skirt.|
|This was a FUN sketching prompt!|
What I would wear to a MET Galla for the opening of a 1950's fashion exhibit.
|Playing with flower art. we were given inspiration from the website above and then we took apart roses and a couple types of carnations to create our masterpiece arts and crafts project.|