I have decided to buy the leggings to go with outfit five, Vanners fabric jacket, as it could be difficult sourcing the right lycra stretch. Originally I was going to discharge print, I sampled this but the fabric didn’t react to the discharge. Plan B, sampled foiling, looking good, so that’s how I will mark-make the leggings. Will do this when I can use the pewter foil, this I feel, will be better than the silver.
Still need to put images of toilles and patterns on this blog. Can’t do at the moment! But, will at a later date.
This is possibly the last blog before PDP hand-in!! But I have to admit, that at this late stage, I might just have started to get the blogging bug!!!!! Watch this space!!
Thanks so very, very, much to Linda C’s Elves! Look at her blog and you will see. I reckon they are lifesavers!! Fantastic job. A million thanks to them.
Yesterday lunchtime we had a meeting with Neil, the graphics guy, to see the first draft of our brochure. It’s amazing, so very, very slick. Just like a top end fashion magazine. We are soon to be professionals and the brochure portrays this so well. Everyones image has been ‘texted’ to complement the image. Fantastic. Can’t wait to have my own copy.
Also the draft for our postcards arrived, checked and taken back to the printers. It’s all happening now!
In the past few days I’ve managed to complete outfit number five ! It is the most structured of all my pieces, more like tailoring ! I’m very, very happy with it. I can’t believe how well my Vanners fabric has connected with my theme, Japanese Extentsion. The circular design (shape) of the jacket has been successful, and will be able to be worn in several ways. Someone already has enquired as to whether I would sell it!! That reminds me, must do costings.
On to outfit six, final piece, layered huge spot and my magenta minute square! My photoshoot is next tuesday, sure everything will be ready!!
Small Print !!!
I mentioned different scales of print earlier in my blog, and that I needed to speed up my mark-making! Well it’s taken me the best part of three days to complete this screen of vey small fushia coloured squares! This is to be the neck and hemline trim. Here’s hoping I’ve painted enough! This will definately reflect scale sizes as it’s companion print is huge circles on two layers of fabric.
My portfolio review was very helpful, but I do feel useless not being able(so far!) to do Photoshop. I’m seriously considering going to an evening class in the autumn for Photoshop.
Royal Wedding day!
Like most of us, I didn’t intend to watch all day! But I did. I loved the dress! Very elegant, subtle and very much ‘the occasion’
I discovered, through my daughter, Anna, that one of my prints is on display in Williams and Griffins window. I sold this particular design at Indigo, Paris, in 2010, to White Stuff. The top was part of the window display for White Stuff in W&G’s window. Its also in White Stuffs summer brochure along with a linen skirt. It’s so exciting to see!
I just had to buy Anna and myself the top! Now wearing my own textile print!
Outfit 4 cut out and made toilles for outfit 5 (made from Vanners fabric), a jacket made from a circle! I think I’ll team it with discharge print tights, using a larger scale print of the woven fabric.
Much work accomplished this week! Apart from press-studs and buttons, outfits 2 and 3 are finished, so 3 outfits are ready to hang on the rail!
A very exciting day. i had Julie as my model, and Pablo from MAC make up, as well as Charlene from ruche hairdressing. She did a brilliant job on my wig! It worked so well! thank you Charlene!
It all went really well… i cannot wait to see the final image aswell.
Also found time to paint some of the flooring for our GFW stand.