collection progress: in pieces

On this grey Sunday, with a cold  I’m trying to eradicate, I figured I’d show you how I’m doing on my final senior fashion design project.

Even though we’re well into the second (and last semester) where we make everything, I haven’t actually completed much. The patternmaking and sourcing takes quite a long while; by the time you’re ready to start sewing, you already have your fabric, your pattern, and every thing goes together quite quickly. I guess what I mean to say is that sometimes the actual sewing or creating part doesn’t take all that long, but the preparations that makes it a breeze? That’s the time-consuming part!

My only finished garment so far, a cotton twill vest with mitered dupioni silk bias binding.

A wool coat and a pair of wool flannel pants – in the early stages of construction.

A hand-knit jacket, still in pieces.

Swatches for a lace-weight knit top.

This silk gauze blouse has been living on my dining table for… ehm, three weeks now. I’m pleating the fabric, and it’s just so delicate that I don’t want to move it until I have to!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these little glimpses of a large project in process! I should start having some more completed garments soon, and that’ll be encouraging and exciting!

6 thoughts on “collection progress: in pieces”

  1. I have been waiting to see something, and now we’re mooving. I can recognize the bunad influenze in the vest. I’m looking forward to peeking into more of your collection. Good luck!

    1. Moving, but oh, so slowly! All the time there are patterns to be fixed, lining-patterns to be made, lining fabrics to be found… And now we only have 6 or 7 weeks left!

      The bunad is very much there – and you’ll see it even more as I finish more stuff I think! (Takk mamma!)

  2. Fascinating! I rarely have more than one sewing project on the go at one time, although I am happy to flit about from knitting project to knitting project. Good luck with it all!

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