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First pencil portrait I have done in a long while.

lucybentleyart:

First pencil portrait I have done in a long while.

First pencil portrait I have done in a long while.

First pencil portrait I have done in a long while.

Regram from @_captain_crash 
Still super proud of this. Tattooing on real skin for the first time was a huge learning curve for me, its not perfect and needs touching up in a few places, but I can only get better from here. 
#dotwork #Tattoo #tattooapprentice #butterfly #blackandgrey #buckcherry #girlswithtattoos #thighpiece

Regram from @_captain_crash
Still super proud of this. Tattooing on real skin for the first time was a huge learning curve for me, its not perfect and needs touching up in a few places, but I can only get better from here.
#dotwork #Tattoo #tattooapprentice #butterfly #blackandgrey #buckcherry #girlswithtattoos #thighpiece

Review 5:

Week 8: Display!

At the beginning of the final week, I was told that I would not be able to have the space that I intended to use, so I had to completely revise my floor plan, meaning that I lost even more time. However, once I had done this, putting together my exhibition was simple and I felt that it went well. 

Overall, in this project, I think that my major downfall was planning my time effectively to allow for any set backs/difficulties that I might encounter, however I still feel that overall it came together and I pulled off what I set out to do.

Review 4:

Week 5/6: 

Make final garments and fit on models.

Week 7: 

Photograph and create lookbook/business cards

After visiting Scarborough over half term, at the beginning of week 5 I sourced the fabrics needed to make my garments an adapted my technical illustrations accordingly. I then started to make my final garments over weeks 5 and 6, however experienced a lot of difficulty with the equipment at college, which delayed my project so that garment construction overran into week 7 and I did not have time to shoot, nor create a look book. This set back, along with being ill for a week, meant that I had to cut down my collection from 20 pieces to around 15, but fortunately this would still be enough to get the mix and match range that I wanted.

Review 3:

Week 4: Begin sourcing fabrics and making garments for show from the patterns tested in the toilles.

As I had began making my toilles already, the first thing I did this week was finish those off. However, as I hadn’t completed my research until my visit to Scarborough, I could not begin sourcing fabrics, so I used this time to create a set of more technical fashion sketches, and some potential ideas in photoshop. I tested out some print ideas which I thought could work, but in a format which, if needs be, I could change very quickly and easily

Review 2:

Week 2/3: Flat Pattern cutting and modelling on the stand in accordance to garment designs. Photograph all toilles made and review.

Week 2 I had to adapt my action plan to accommodate what I had already done. I started by adding my basic garment designs to my mood board to create a new ”layer” and decided to create some final fashion illustrations inspired by the work of Gil Elvgren. Once these were done, I also added them to my mood board. 

Week 3: As I had spent week 2 updating my mood board, I used this week to complete all my toilles. However, I decided to go along with my decision to photograph them at the end, so I could use my exhibition space as a backdrop. 

By this point in my project, I decided that my action plan needed adapting. Instead of grading all my patterns, I thought that I could use that time to create more technical fashion illustrations before finalising my research and print ideas.

Review 1:

Week 1: Action Plan

Tuesday: mood board, colour pallette, basic garment designs.

Wednesday: Select final designs from basic ideas, combine with colour pallete and print research to create final designs in photoshop showing not only the garment but the colour/print/etc.

Friday:  Finish Final garment designs in photoshop and review.

After spending easter researching pin up icons, vintage style, vintage reproduction, rockabilly, psychobilly and pin up, I decided before making my mood board to create smaller boards to explore 1950s prints, rockabilly prints, and psychobilly prints. I then created an A1 mood board using secondary images of beach scenes from both the 1950s and modern day, and various pin up imagery that I thought could inspire me. From this board, I selected out the main colours to use as my colour pallette for my final collection - red/white/blue/black - I felt that these colours, combined with some of the prints which I had looked at, would work well to give the collection a 1950’s, traditional British Seaside Holiday feel. 

Next, inspired by my research and mood board, I created a range of 10 basic garment designs all based around the classic 1950’s hourglass silhouette, including circle skirts, halter dresses, wiggle dresses, playsuits, shorts, and cigarette pants. Given the small time scale, I decided that making all of these garments would not be possible as the pattern cuttiing for such a large range would take up a lot of my overall making time, so I narrowed it down to 4 basic garments - halter top, circle skirt, tie front shirt, halter dress. These simple garment shapes would allow me to easily make a ”mix and match” collection of different prints/colours, whereas if I stuck to all the basic ideas, I would only be able to make a maximum of 2 of each garment in the time frame that I have. I have also decided to carry through a design for a sailor dress, although I may not have time for this, I personally loved the design and felt that it strongly linked to my theme ”sail”, so this is now on standby for if time permits. 

Before making the final designs in photoshop complete with colour/print combinations, I decided to make the basic toilles incase following my trip to various seaside locations I felt more inspired for print ideas. For this, I used both flat pattern cutting (for circle skirts in particular) and modelling on the stand (for more fitted garments, such as the halter top, shirt and dress.). However, I decided not to photograph these as of yet as I would like to do it against a fitting backdrop - i.e. my final exhibition space.

FMP Action Plan

Easter Holidays: Research - Viviene of holloway/dollydagger/pin up girl clothing/bettie page clothing/tara starlet/collectif/Hell bunny/banned/Bettie Page/Dita Von Teese/Ketch/Charlotte Stewart/Klaudia/1950s fashion/pin up/Prints

Week 1: 

Tuesday: mood board, colour pallette, basic garment designs.

Wednesday: Select final designs from basic ideas, combine with colour pallete and print research to create final designs in photoshop showing not only the garment but the colour/print/etc.

Friday:  Finish Final garment designs in photoshop and review.

Week 2/3: Flat Pattern cutting and modelling on the stand in accordance to garment designs. Photograph all toilles made and review.

Week 4: Begin sourcing fabrics and making garments for show from the patterns tested in the toilles.

Half Term: Explore locations for final photoshoot

Week 5/6: 

Make final garments and fit on models.

Week 7: 

Photograph and create lookbook/business cards

Week 8: Display!

My Final Major Project will be titled ‘’Sail.’’ Using pin up style as my starting point, I will design and make a collection of garments with a nautical theme, taking inspiration from some of the colours and prints which I came across in ‘’journeys.’’ This collection will be made to a high standard as I will be collaborating with various models and photographers to create a lookbook to suggest how the pieces could be styled, and once the collection has been exhibited I will use the images from the lookbook to advertise it before selling it on through my clothing company, Shock Treatment Clothing.

My collection will be heavily influenced by 1950’s fashion and I will research companies both selling original vintage items and vintage reproduction to help develop my ideas further. To continue with the nautical theme, I intend to visit beaches in order to find the ideal location to photograph the collection for the lookbook. 

I will use both flat pattern cutting and modelling on the stand to create the patterns for my garments, which I will then grade up and down to ensure I have them in a range of sizes. Before making final garments, I will spend a week or so creating toilles to test my patterns and will adapt them accordingly. Once I make my garments, I will take great care to finish them to a high standard by overlocking/hemming all raw edges, ensuring they fit correctly, and where appropriate pattern matching the fabrics. 

Once my collection is finished, I will personally review it in my sketchbook to give my own opinions, whilst also displaying it on my clothing company’s blog and facebook page to see how popular it is within my target market. I will also upload photos of my garments as I go along so that if specific sizes/colours/prints are requested of a certain garment idea I can make them accordingly.