16. okt. 2011



Sorry for being a bit slow, I promised in the previous post that I would give a little review of U+WE, so here it is;

When I left University if West England I had a good feeling about it, it could offer me a lot of opportunities that you’re perhaps not able to find elsewhere. The Bower Ashton Campus is mainly for the Art and Design department, the campus is rather isolated in relation to the other campuses under University of West England. My impression was from listening to the other students that are currently studying at this campus, was that they didn’t really interact with the other campuses as they were so far away from them, but there was a great unity amongst the Art and Design students. The atmosphere of the place was great; the staff is friendly and talkative. My only concern is that they told us during the Course Talk, that we would be learning everything from scratch, as by the end of this course that I’m currently doing and would already have the basics, and it wouldn’t be enough of a challenge to study there. After the talk I was able to catch up with the Course Director and I told him about my concerns and asked if the course still could be the right one for me. He assured me that there would be plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the situation and I could instead be improving the skills that I wasn’t so good at or perhaps look at something more challenging.

Yesterday I went to London College of Fashion, there will be a review of that coming up soon! Have patience with me.



2. okt. 2011

CS - Back to Basics Part Two

It looks a bit strange, but that is because it is a jumpsuit and it has legs, and this dummie wont fit a jumpsuit. This is a development from the top that you have previously seen in pattern paper, this is a toile made out of calico.
My imperfections: Seams that aren't lining up! I redid this around four times and I still couldn't get it right.
It was really rather annoying since the other side was perfectly lined up!

Things are really going to get crazy now, I haven't really showed you much of Grey Gardens, but don't really feel like boring you to death with lots of research. I would take snap shots of my research pages, but as my camera is nothing to get excited about, I will spare you from that.

I have ready started my designing and I'll be scanning them in during the coming week, so will try and post some of them - got 32 so far and need 50 by Wednesday! Plus a rough collection line up of 18 outfits, as the retailers are coming to see us that day, to get a feel of what we are doing, as they have to promote our collections.


1. okt. 2011

PA - PLAY Part two

Nick hand drew this fashion illustration on a screen print. (Why is there a line underneath?)
Daisy did this one, same technique, although followed a template - excuse extremely bad photos!
Daisy also did this one. Daisy is an absolutely amazing illustrator! Love her drawings! Free hand.
Me! Done by me, 'free hand' (inspired, did my own little thing ;)) on a screen print.

Here's a little update on what we've been doing in Printed Accessories lately. Sorry for the bad updates recently, but there's just hasn't been enough hours in the day!

This is all done to get some basic skills in hand drawn screen printing.
Have you ever done it before? Any thoughts?

Have other posts coming up for you, finished my basic toile on Friday and I'll give you a little update on uni's, went to University of West England today!