Couture · fashion · Sewing · Uncategorized

The Gucci Challenge, part 2

If you’ve been following, I’ve been working on a garment for the fashion challenge at school—creating a street style garment inspired by Gucci’s fall 2017 ready to wear line. I’ve gathered my fabrics, some from my stash, some from Britex, and even one, the green silk brocade, from the local Salvation Army store ($3 for 4 yards of silk!).

I’ve decided to create a peasant-type dress, with a corset belt. Something I would actually wear. The challenge is, I’ve only made it through the skirts portion of my drafting coursework so far and am just starting moulage. I don’t want to work from an existing pattern, for where is the challenge in that, so I spent the weekend reading ahead a bit and teaching myself how to draft moulage and my own sloper from the instructions in my text book. I know, I know, I am probably making it harder than it needs to be, but I really wanted it to fit well. Luckily, I was able to draft and sew up the bodice in just a few days, which meant I was able to have my professor to help me with a quick fitting in class.

And then took a leap and cut into my fabrics. I’ve managed to finish the basting on the bodice and most of the skirt at this point, and have inserted the invisible zipper. Still a lot more to finish by this weekend!

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