For my design Identity project, I really wanted to incorporate some digital print design. The inspiration for my design came from Barcelona’s Park Guell. This landscape park complex is considered to be one of finest works designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. It captures an absolute synthesis of architecture, nature, and color. The multicoloured mosaic features were a huge inspiration for me to create digital print designs for my tank top.The fabric I used was a stretch organic jersey cotton.
The images I used to design my print was from personal photographs taken from my vacation in Barcelona. With Photoshop, I added filters such as “stained glass” and “photocopy”, then layered the images together.
Above are images of the final garment as well as the images used to create the print.
For the Design ID unit, I decided explore the sportswear market and create an outfit that consists of a hooded fleece jacket, a printed tank top, and elasticated running shorts. Apart from wanting to achieve a pleasing aesthetic of a finished garment, I also had to consider what type of fabrics would be suitable for body movement and weather conditions. Therefore, I chose to make the jacket out of windproof fleece. The overall silhouette I wanted to achieve was a cocoon shape with kimono bat wing arms.
Here is a little step by step of how i sewed the garment together:
First I sewed pockets onto the front pattern, 1.5cm away from the center front. Then I sewed the front and the back together.
Afterwards, I over-locked the sleeves together.
Then I added a rib as a sportswear feature and to bring in the shape of the jacket.
Sewed zipper onto the center front.
Last but not least, I over-locked the hood all around the neckline.