Toile of a Jersey Top

For my Design Application and Process unit, I am currently making samples (toiles) of a jersey top with a hood. I Have completed my first two toiles using stretch fabric and have documented my construction development process with the following images below:

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First, I had to cut out the patterns of the front of the back, adding 0.5 cm seam allowance to the edges. Then I used the over-locker machine to attach the two sides together.

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The next step was to attach the hood. In order for me to get the right fitting around the neckline, I had to alter the neckline from the center front by dropping it down to 4cm. I also decided to borrowed someones hoodie to give me an idea of what my end toile would look like. The placing of the hood have me a good indication of how high I wanted it to be on my design.

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The Image above is the result of my first toile. I then continued to work on my second one, where I manipulated the front pattern along the neckline for the placing of the hood.

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.The adapted alteration of the neckline of the second toile was successful, which means I can start working on the 3rd sample. On that one, I will be focusing on the length and finishing of the garment before I finalize my chosen design.

Fashion Illustration: Black and White Avant Garde

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For Drawing and Digital Application with Vici, we had to develop a mini concept, which included templates with hand drawn garments and fabric samples, as well as coming up with an idea for a color scheme and layout. Surrounding our chosen concept, we had to gather images for research that don’t reference fashion/catwalk related images.  I decided to go for a black and white Avant Garde concept and used Photoshop to design the color scheme and layout.

Design Application and Process (Inspiration Aquatecture)

Design Application and Process, is the new unit that was introduced to us at the beginning of our second term in Fashion Studies level 4. For this unit, we were giving the opportunity to choose what area we wanted to specialize in and were therefore split into 2 different groups. There is the 3D route, which involves the making of garments, and the 2D, which specializes in publications.

Regardless of our chosen specialism, we are encouraged to enhance our innovative thinking, communications and design realizations. We also need to consider ethics and sustainability throughout the creative process of this unit.

I chose the 3D pathway, where we are given the task to create a Denim outfit that incorporates another chosen fabric, accompanied by a Jersey top and an accessory.
The first three weeks of this project was all about gathering research and ideas, as well as developing a concept for the 3 piece outfit. We also have received tutorials, and an introduction to a denim workshop to help up with our creative process.

I decided to base my research and design concept theme on Aquatecture, which is an innovated building concept of architecture located next to water. Aquatecture engages with the idea of developing solutions to issues posed by urbanization and climate change. This therefore touches base with ethics and sustainability.

See the images of my sketchbook, which contains my research and idea generation for my concept.Image

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