Monday, 27 October 2008

Octobers blog entries

                                                          Tuesday 7th October- session
Friday 3rd October -
We were split into our three groups for the next three fridays to learn the basics of creative design realisation. 
My first week was with andrew, we were drafting blocks with out step by step guide on how to draft a block. Drafting the front and back bodice block and a sleeve, we were given measurements to draft a block for a size 12 but were informed on how to increase the size or decrease the size of your block... 
On my foundation course we were taught the basics of block cutting, and also made blocks of our own but we didn't make them ourselves we just drew round existing blocks. So it was a great help to actually do a step by step guide. i really enjoyed this session and found it a great help!

Monday 6th October-
Critical studies we analysed our previous weeks work, which was the comparison exercise of the remote control dress/ the victorian dinner dress... we talked over the meaning of modernity and continued to talk about semiotics and a barthes theory...
this session of critical studies really confused me, i didn't follow it completely.

Tuesday 7th October-
Creative approaches to fashion, previous to the lesson we had to make 10 photocopies of am image which incorporated our research (mines is Gareth Pugh/Padded and laddered) we had to use the photocopies and manipulate them into 10 different silhouettes/ images which would fit on a fashion figure. ripping, scratching,twisting, scrunching, pleating, cutting etc to create different images

Wednesday 8th October - 
Private study- I'm in group b for creative approaches to fashion, so not in this week. I made notes on work i need to keep on top of for wednesdays work when were not in...
Then started to do the images of a garment in different medias, moods, lines etc. 
also looked at the work for the next wednesday when i wasn't, it was using words to make images...

Friday 10th October - 
Creative design realisation, moved onto Hugo's group this week. Which was sewing seams and zips. First we started with sewing continuous squares and circles just to get the feel of machines and how much pressure etc to use on the pedal...
then moved onto the seams, and finally the zips. It was interesting to see all the alternative seams you could use some which were for decorative reasons. All these will be added to our technical file.

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