2 years ago
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I recently finished a three part series of intensive patternmaking courses at Portland Sewing (one of the many excuses for being a bit blog lazy). Here, however, is one of the results! Patternmaking III was some more advanced technique, but mostly we each were guided through the process of designing a garment from beginning to end. My mom wanted a dress for a family friend's wedding and was inspired by Victoria Beckham's designs (most notably, the one Courtney Cox is wearing on the August cover of InStyle magazine.) So we figured it out, I drafted the pattern, fitted the muslins, and whipped up this! It was nice to try something I wouldn't normally dream up myself. My mom was even cool enough to go for a casual but elegant organic cotton/nylon blend and rock the exposed zipper with her Betsey Johnson bracelet :) All I have to say is that princess seam side panels are a total pain, but they look rad. Thanks for putting in all that fit model time mom!
Patternmaking really was INTENSE, but I learned so much. I can't wait to post the next dress design I've been working on for the shop...