Finished Suit

So, I finally finished my three-piece suit! Months of work later and now it is all done. I am a bit sad that this project is over now especially looking at different types of architecture. I am very happy with the final outcome and you can see all of the garments together in my fashion…

Spoonflower Fabrics

My Spoonflower fabrics have finally arrived! Now my making can now commence. But first, a little about each fabric I ordered. These prints are for my three piece suit of which I am currently making in my Textiles A-Level. I used the site Spoonflower to print my fabrics for me. They have a variety of fabrics…

Digital Designs

Usually, I detest Photoshop as I never achieve what I need to create. However, I am glad to say that I now feel like an expert. I used Photoshop to create realisitc digital designs using a technique called Displacement Maps. This technique will realistically place a design on an irregular surface and a draped pattern…

Textured Base Observational

Recently, I discovered a different way of recording. This technique uses textures in order to enhance observational drawings. I approached the task with the idea that the piece would link to my Architecture project, hence the several building materials drawn in the piece. To make a textured base, all you need is a cardboard base…

How to‚Äč create a Stunning Mood Board

I never thought I would actually like presenting on A2 sheets of paper. In one of my previous posts, I have talked about my hatred for creating mood boards of which you can read here. My Textile A-Level has helped largely with this progress. I find it much easier to work bigger because I am…

My attempt at Suit Toiles

I tell you one thing, making a suit with no garment making experience prior is hard work. I have given up on my suit making for now and are instead going to focus on my sketchbook work. Firstly, I don’t understand the instructions that the pattern came with. I am a very visual person, but…

Men’s Fashion Sketches

The next part of my architecture project was to create a couple of men’s fashion sketches. My project naturally steered into creating fashion pieces due to the sculptural nature of architecture. The decision of doing men’s fashion came shortly after when I saw a piece of material and immediately thought of a men’s trouser leg….

Manchester Art Gallery

My family and I visited Manchester a month ago to get a feel of the place as my brother is going to university there. We popped into the Manchester Art Gallery to gain a cultural aspect of the city and also at my own insistence. The gallery houses a range of different art from Turner…

Hockney

This is one of the best exhibitions I have seen. David Hockney’s work is currently displayed in the Tate Britain and is a really popular exhibition, so I suggest you go and see it before it ends. His work is relevant to my topic of architecture as his collection called A Bigger Photography collages images of…

Leicester Cathedral

I visited Leicester Cathedral about two weeks ago. This cathedral was beautiful, with stunning stained glass windows and the grave of Richard III. I visited the cathedral as I saw the Richard III exhibition and then wanted to see the grave in the cathedral. The cathedral was created with English Gothic architecture and links back…

Fabric Manipulation

Fabric manipulation is one of the hardest techniques I have ever done. I find I like the outcome of the technique but not the process. It is a very fiddly technique and you have to be very patient. I have been investigating this technique because I want to use it as part of my architecture…

Quilting: Sandra Meech

I recently studied Sandra Meech as part of my Architecture project. I love her work as she uses quilting, a technique I had never done before. I love the way she collages images together and overlaps them. This is very topical to my Architecture project as I am now looking at architectural features and materials,…