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Jul 27, 2016

My Final Class Project (and a few others)



Yesterday was my last day of patternmaking class: we presented our final projects and received our reviews.

You can see my jacket in motion here.

My professor loved it and asked if I would donate it so it could be used as a sample to show future students.  Naturally, I said yes. 

Here's a closer look at the shorts; as you can see, I tried to keep things simple and elegant.



Remember, we had to make jackets with notched collars and either a dolman or "creative" gusset sleeve, plus pants of any length.  We could only use muslin and black cotton fabric.  A lot of creativity on display!



















A few more projects can be seen here and here.

While I am sad the class is over, I'm also grateful to have a break.  The last 10 weeks (5 of draping, 5 of patternmaking) have been intense.  Fall classes begin the last week of August.

Naturally, I'll be sewing just as much in the interim but, hopefully, using a lot less muslin.

Have a great day, everybody!


And for those seeking a chuckle...



17 comments:

  1. Fun to see others' work. Your sewing skills are top notch--now your design skills are catching up! The speed of the class sounds exhausting.

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  2. You created a beautiful organically shaped collar - so pretty.
    The other students have some fab work too - what a talented bunch you are!

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  3. I have really enjoyed these FIT posts, you are developing and honing your skills. I wonder if you have an end game in sight or if the journey is the enjoyable part......I will be so interested to see where this goes.

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  4. Peter,
    Thanks for the eye candy, education, and chuckles. Your posts always brighten my day.
    A.

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  5. I love this strange black and white world of half clothes. I love your collar. Enjoy your time out!

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  6. I like how the assignment both relates everyone's projects while allowing so many different possibilities. Wow! A class with all those ideas must be really enjoyable; I can well understand why you will miss it. But congrats and relax during your well-earned vacation.

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  7. I have to say I like your submission the best.

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  8. Your shorts are a "stand alone" add-on to the assignment. Very understated.

    If Bonwit-Teller, or I. Magnin were still around those shorts would have graced a catalog cover (and I know just the model to work them - her legs haven't given out on her).

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  9. No wonder your professor wants to keep your work --- you've clearly excelled above others in this class. Thank you for sharing all of this with us. Your blog efforts are so deeply appreciated.

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  10. I love that collar! It reminds me of the optical illusion with the faces and the wine glass - in a good way.

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  11. oh golly, all of my recordings of Joan Morris and William Bolcom disappeared in some move or another, and they are all out of print. I had not thought to look on You Tube. Their parlor songs recordings are wonderful.

    And the clothes are lovely too! You have found your place, dear.

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  12. I live all of these outfits. Such versatility given the limited palette. Limitless ideas, though. You, and your classmates, are all so talented.

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  13. Wow! Congratulations. You must be on cloud nine. Thanks for taking us all along on your sewing journey.

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  14. What amazing creativity you tapped into in this class. I really like the way you attached the sleeve with the princess seamline and the collar detailing too. Really have enjoyed seeing the whole process : )

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  15. These are some really good final projects. Who knew muslin could look so good? =)

    Thank you for sharing the journey through your FIT classes. I look forward to seeing what you do next!

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  16. Adore the collar, I love the way the black looks against the muslin actually. Awesome job :) I hope I can do that some day, I imagine it is pretty difficult.

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