Friday, October 24, 2008

Things are going to get a lot more exciting in my little studio!

My mom and dad got me this beautiful baby for my birthday this year!
Fun times to come...

my new overlock XOXO

Thursday, October 23, 2008

vintage halloween

I have been collecting vintage halloween stuff... there is more on my flickr site. I also went to the NYPL pictures floor and checked out 60 old photographs that i'm going to scan. I just think they are fantastic.



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My midterm for draping is tomorrow. We are supposed to drape a halloween costume. But we can't tell anyone what it's going to be. We are graded on the drape, which we do in a fabric that is not the actual costume...then we take the drape home and make a costume, fully sewn, and bring it in next week for a Halloween party. This is the most fun final I've ever had at FIT. The most non-serious final, at that. We have to turn in a sketch of what we are going to do to the teacher. Here is mine. I'm going to be IVY from the Batman Comics. I have never worked with spandex before, I'm a little scared! I know I can do it though. I have faith. ;)

my drawing of my halloween costume

Friday, October 17, 2008

sleepless nights

Some of the project I have to do at school don't involve actual sewing, but more art design. Here is a project I just finished. It took me soooo long to do. The hardest part is the rendering of the fabrics. Its really hard to draw houndstooth when you have to cover an entire jumper! But I'm proud of the way it turned out. It gets graded today, so we'll see if my professor thinks the same.
The cover page is the fabrications and mood/inspiration page, followed by a 12 look line. This is essentially my dream sportswear collection - lets hope I have the funds to make these one day!








Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

update, schmupdate

My lovely boyfriend is sending me a cable this week from Michigan for my camera, so the new fall photos will be up by this weekend I hope! In the meantime, here is the beginning stages of a logo i'm working on for a new line I'm creating for Fall '09. It's inspired by 1950's secretaries - think pencil skirts, girly blouses, amazingness, slim lines, etc.

legs 2

And here is a pic of the lovely Ashley, modeling my oh deer! shirt. It looks so great on her!

Ashley modeling my oh deer! shirt

These shirts are available now for purchase in S, M and L. They are $40.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

October nights

I thought I'd post some pics of the stuff I did over the summer. I'm waiting on a new cable for my soon as I get it, I'll post my newer stuff, which I'm really proud of! I've made some great party dresses lately.... until then.... summer stuff!

dress front

I wore this one to a wedding in Michigan.


I wore this to my sister Allison's wedding!

And here are some more random things I made...






"Kelly" Top.

The skirt below is made from my sister's left over curtain fabric. She was like, can you make something out of this? And I took it as a challenge.


I can make "something" out of anything! :)

I call this one below my hipster dress. It's one of those dresses that looks a lot more special on a person than a dress form.

hipster dress

Here is a jumper I made. I really like the pockets in the front, and the cut in the back, so I posted both views.

simple jumper 1 front

simple jumper 1 back

That's all for now! More soon..... I'm so busy with school right now, but my new stuff is pretty sweet. I'm so inspired by fall so I have a lot of looks in dark burgundy, brown, red, orange and green. I made a dress I"m totally in love with, that I wore to a wedding of our friend's Ruth and Chris on Sept 28th. I'll post that soon, as well as the projects I've done so far at FIT. We are working on soft silhouettes - cowl necks, knits, fitted jeans, balanced and unbalanced dolman sleeves and bal and unbal peg skirts. My weekend project is an unbalanced peg skirt, most of the fullness is pulled to the back and I'm doing a million pleats. It's pretty, and I'll show a picture soon!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

It may seem like I'm not keeping my promise, but sad news, I cannot for the life of me remember where I put the cord that connects my camera to my computer. So new projects posted on here, that is a stall. I'm working on a cowl neck vest this weekend though, and another oh deer! shirt for a girl who wants one. I'm also working on this great 12 look collection for my fashion art class...which is a big deal in 3rd semester....we go from creating 5 looks on average, to suddenly 12! yikes! but I have a really good concept and I love my designs. All of the girls are wearing these amazing hats with large feathers. The color story is very old hollywood ...pale pinks and pale blues for leather jackets, brown fur, green, pale yellow, various browns... I will post the pics as soon as I find that cable! I have to work today though...I'm working part time at Anthropologie.....which I love, and hate. Hate only because I want to buy everything, love because I get really inspired by being around all those beautiful clothes all the time. Today is also my mom's birthday. Shout out to my mom! Happy Birthday Mom! :)