Sunday, 26 February 2017

Wheels of motion

College work
Just finished block two's work at the college, 2 down 1 to go.

Design and Make Project (Part 1)- Simplicity
I've got one week left so i'm going to work on my design and make project
which is to design a jacket (which i'm working on just finished the mock up, to start the proper garment, this week coming on Wednesday)
it's a mandarin collar jacket, with flare and 2 piece sleeves.

Unsure about the button placement as one closes the garment at the top and one in the middle opens the garment out (seen above) 

Design and make Project (Part 2)
i'm still unsure what i'm going to do for the rest the default is, jacket and dress.
but we also get the choice between a)jacket, blouse and skirt or b)jacket, blouse and trousers.
I think the best bet is to probably do the dress pattern, and saw a mock up for all choices if I have enough time, this will give me an ideal where my strengths and weaknesses are and what I need to work on.

New equipment
Finally got a new (old) sewing machine, given to me by my partners lovely mammy <3
once it's all up and running and together i'll post about it and gush about how much I lurves it.
Still love my wee singer machine too (it's defiantly the prettier of the 2, being fully cast iron and what not with a lovely black finish and nice finishing details) and the fact it holds into it's table and is tons lighter than the other one is great.

So this means full steam head once it's set up for starting more work on the business side, i'll get a few test garments done then look into posting on etsy, etc.  Though I've heard they do take a big cut so i'll need to look into that. 

Sunday, 19 February 2017

wee outfit

 I put together my final pieces from last year (the shirt and skirt, along with a jacket I made this years course) and added a wee hat to go with (from Mr bens shop in Glasgow)

I think it's rather cute can't wait to get a wee model picture of it though.

I really like how the high waist and lower cut shirt work together and balance out well.

I aim to try post alittle more next week, 3 assessments this past week and a hand in so very tired me.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

denim jacket

Going to try and update my blog every Sunday
*rocky montage music*

So been working on making my partner in crime a denim jacket.  It's been put together with lots of scrap denim from old jeans.  The front pocket's are jean patch pockets.
Taken from a rough sketch I put together with him and measurements.
Probably going to be a light summer jacket, so will bind the edges on the inside for a clean finish.
Just need to do the collar and some minor fixes with the fastening details.