Friday, 25 October 2013

greeeeen.

Heyyyyy.  i havent been on this for months woops! alot has changed. I am not doing fashion anymore! i am now doing forensic science! unbelievably though theres alot that link up between the two!  theres so many things that i look at and think wow thatd be great in my sketchbook haha!!! 
Anyway, i am not giving up fashion!! 
I purchased lots of lovelyyy fabric the other day and here is the start of my first piece! 



I still need to hem this and fix the neck line. but apart from that I LOVE NEON AND I LOVE GREEN 😍😍😍

more photos to follow
chloe xo 

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Finals submissions!!!

Recycling project! Based on kiwis! 
2 dresses and an accessorie. I was mainly focusing on the colours and layers. 

This was based on trends from summer/winter 2014. The two trends chosen were blushing beauty and botanic gardens.  I mixed these too. 
My yellow dress has to have a few minor things added to it! 

This project was based on beneath the surface. I was looking at beneath the skin. So bones etc. i made a mini shirt and a human sized shirt using golden organza and embellishing the whole thing. 

This project believe it or not was based on trees ( you can see how i came to this result in an earlier post) it was an accessory class. I made a clutch bag. Headband and a cuff. I used bright dyes and spray bleach! I also used polycotton, plastics, wires and the stuff u use in milinary (cannot for the life of me remember the name) 


Igloo dress! Made with polycotton, old bed sheets, wadding and lots of free hand machine stitch!! 





Thursday, 21 March 2013

presentation for college.

I have a presentation to do for college. I thought i would put it on here also, to share it with you bloggers :)

 My project is based on re.... use re....cycle etc. so i thought. what do we throw out a lot of?? Foood!!! mostly fruit and veg.  So i started looking around the internet for people who make clothes from food. (strange i know).



Banana skins, waffles, 

                                                                        Fruit skins.



                                       Tomatos. these were all found on Natasa Vladisavljevic's blog.


I then came across something that was rather amazing!

                     This is by Suzanne Lee. She grows her own clothes!! I have never heard of this before. It is called bio - couture. She uses yeast and sweetened tea in a special bath and grows her clothes. This takes several weeks - her next mission is to make these waterproof.




                                       Here is a video of how she achieves this.

I then found another person who moulds different shapes using fairy liquid and beef gelitine. Her name is Emily Crane.






So from here i started looking at different foods.

  I like the really pearcing colour and raw edge.

     Here is a quick drawing of an onion

i also tried shibori to get the sharp line. 


I then started looking at the lines and shapes of the onion.

again looking at the shape, on some netting, using free hand embrodiery. 


                                                    here i painted an apple and printed with it.




I then started looking at kiwis. Again looking at the nice colour, textures and shapes. 



This is my own drawing of the kiwis.

another drawing.


another drawing.


another drawing. 


I then started looking at how i can transfer my ideas into fabric samples. 

I first started looking at how to get the colour and texture of the skin of a kiwi. I drestressed the edges using a wire brush and also cut some holes into it to give a rough look.



i then looked at layering my destressed fabric, covering up as much stitch as i could.


                              i then thought of how to bring the inside of the kiwi in, so i introduced a green layer.

I then thought about other fabrics to use. So i used a silk for the green piece to represent the smoothness of the inside of the kiwi. wheras the brown represents the skin of the kiwi. 



I then started to draw up a couple of designs. This is one for an accessory. A long scarf, layered, mostly brown layers with the occasional green layer. which would have black french knot stitches on them to represent the seeds (still need to sample this)


This is another design. A layered skirt, but this time more green that brown. Again with some black french knot stitches. 



Thursday, 17 January 2013

Graded Unit

We got our Graded unit brief and the theme is

"An Embarressment of Riches"

As primary research, id love to get peoples responses on this, id love if you can help me!

what do you all think "An Embarressment of Riches" means? what is your interpretation?


CHLOE XO