Friday, 27 April 2012

Week 10 - Final Garments

Material : Powernet 100% polyester (red/blue/cream)
Cost per Meter : £4.50
Amount Used: 50cm of each colour
Sourced From : A to Z Fabrics (Shepherds Bush)

Material : Green Camouflage Sports Mesh 
Cost per Meter : £6
Amount Used : 1m
Sourced From : A to Z Fabrics (Shepherds Bush)

This week was our final catwalk and we got freedom to create anything we wanted to do.

I took inspiration for the shirt from a pair of trousers in my wardrobe which were made in this powernet and i wanted to try using it so i created this Spice Girls inspired shirt with one button fastening at the collar.Working with this fabric was a nightmare because it stretched all over the place and when i did a small sample it looked horrible, so i decided to add more structure under the cream panels and in the collar by just using a classic white shirting. Whilst giving structure it also eliminated the factor that it was totally sheer!! Having just the red and blue sections sheer gives an element of risk.

Pictured here it is unfinished inside so i would need to cover stitch all the raw edges and hen i asked a lecture about the arms/hem it was advised to gimp it.

I also need to eliminate the side seam as it dosent look nice!

The pattern for the shirt was created freehand based on the principles of Korean pattern cutting with no blocks.

Created again for menswear these shorts have a dropped crotch, 4 3D patch pockets, front pockets and coin pockets. All these elements are very masculine but because of the fabric style i thought it would be an appropriate use of the fabric. Black cotton drill is used as an accent.

Because of the fabric it dosent fray therefore it is not needed to be finished but in future i would do a bias finishing inside as when wearing it can be quite scratchy as the fabric is a bit stiff but when washed and the starch removed it will not be as bad.

I love the colours used for the shirt as it is vibrant and has a real shock factor which re-invents this classic piece but when i saw the camouflage material i immediately thought of creating a very 90's styled cargo shorts as this decade of clothing is back!camouflage cargo shorts is a really hot trend at the moment on the streets of London!!!

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