Fashion Construction

Looking back on the semester, my fashion construction class held many challenges! Yet many great accomplishments!

Getting to know the different types of “feet” for the sewing machines was challenging. There is just so many and they look so different depending on the model of your sewing machine. I had to do a few hours of research to figure out the differences between them.I found the zipper closures challenging! Maintaining a perfect straight line is not as easy as it looks when working with zippers.61OAkMBR2tL._SL1001_

I found the challenge of the whole class fun and exciting! I had fun learning how to draft my own patterns and learning how to modify them to create different looks. This part of the class was amazing to me! It made me appreciate manufactured patterns a lot more

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I am really surprised on how much I learned in the class and how my sewing skills advance with the continuos persistence of sewing everyday! It was difficult at times but very fun and I truly enjoyed the challenge!

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Mediascapes

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Visual images are everywhere we look. The internal mindscape is shaped by imagery advertising. There are various portals through which we’re exposed to media images like, billboards, social media, television, some cars drive around with images advertising their companies. It has been proven over time that as consumers we are more respondent to images. The advertising of images has gone irrational.

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The art piece that I created for this topic is a television on canvas. I have painted an outline of an old style television, with several advertisements pressed together on the screen. I gathered the advertisements from educational books, magazines, advertisement flyers, news papers, and even an appointment card from the Veteran Center. This piece relates to mediascapes by showing the mass amount of information that can be taken in, only from images. Images showing on a popular source of media like the television. television is not just a portal for creative programming, but also for many ads, each with its own agenda and desire for influence over how we think, feel, and what we buy.

Which images form this piece attract you most?

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“Home” What does it mean?

Many people see home and think of a place such as a house or some sort of sheltered area where people live. Home can have many meanings, depending on who you talk to. The solid definition of a “home” is : a family living together in one building, house, etc. It is also defined as a place where something normally or naturally lives or is located. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary.

 

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Home to me, means a state of mind. Where you feel at peace being around people you love or care about. Whether it is family or friends, it really depends on how you look at things. I have resided and traveled to several different cities and states, and I always referred to home as being where I gathered at the end of the day to feel safe, relax, rest and decompress with my closest relative. Sometimes that was a house, a hotel room, a tent, an RV, a car or an apartment. I noticed when I would say “lets go home”, I meant lets go rest. Lets decompress from all the things we have done today and relax.cf08543b-fcbd-4c89-8543-a4988dd9cbdc

What does home mean to you?

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Sewing Pattern Blocks

What are sewing pattern blocks?

A sloper pattern (home sewing) or block pattern (industrial production) is a custom-fitted, basic pattern from which patterns for many different styles can be developed. The process of changing the size of a finished pattern is called grading.

I have gathered a few images and analyzed which basic pattern blocks have been used in the process of constructing these pieces.

In this first garment, the basic pencil skirt block has been used.  The block was altered, and added a raised waist, and it appears to be out of a stretch fabric.

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In this second garment, the basic straight leg pants block has been used.

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Straight-Leg Dress Pants – Blackjack

There has been no alterations to the blocks, the basic construction for the straight leg pants was used during this process.

In this third garment, the basic bodice block has been used. There has been a few alterations to the blocks. On of the alterations is that the top part has been added a yoke. In the basic bodice block, there is YokeS

no yoke and a few darts. The darts have been taken out and made into a nice fitting top yoke.

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