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I can't wait to share Megan's dress with you today. In the development of the Fair Fit Method, and all of its courses, I am continuously testing the course with experienced makers in order to make sure my instructions are clear, the pattern is refined, and add more explanation that is helpful as the course grows and develops.
Megan is an experienced fashion design PHD student at LSU, and I had the intention of working with her during her winter break for over 6 months. She was highly recommended by my friend Dr. Casey Stannard, and when Megan agreed to test the course and work with me during the winter to add some finishing touches on the course work I was thrilled.
In today's post and video, I break down the process of design for Megan's dress, and our final dress in the Spring/Summer Fair Fit Dress collection.
Fashion really can't be copyrighted most of the time, even though there's been many battles fought for it.
It's hard to copyright fashion design because clothes are designed from the same basic shapes that get changed over the years to adapt to trends. And the shapes go back 100's of years, so who really owns them? A wrap dress could be said to mimic Roman or Egyptian dress. When you really look at enough patterns, and sew up enough garments you start to see that they are consistently derived from the same blocks and shapes over and over again. So where does innovation occur?
In this week's post, I discuss adding design ease and customizing the pattern to incorporate sleeves. Watch the video and read the full article to learn more.
I know this isn't the most fun way to do it, but a lot of the time planning out a me made wardrobe usually comes down to the math for me!
When I was composing the latest Fair Fit collection, I focused on lifestyle design. Dress 3 and 4 in the collection provided me the opportunity to consider and create garments using the Fair Fit Pattern that could feasibly be worn in a work setting. I know that we dress for different kinds of work, so I had to choose a type of environment, and for this part of the collection I focused on office professional/business casual attire.
In this week's blog post and video, I break down the thought process I used to design dress 3 and 4, as the considerations of how the dress layers with other garments in order to style it for specific purposes and environments.
Thanks for following along with this years Fair Fit Me Made May Series. In this series of 5 posts, I shared with you all of my wardrobe me mades that I created the past year while building a self sewn wardrobe. I've had so much fun sharing and posting, I probably could do a Me Made June! However, its inspired me to show off more of the things I sew, so that's a good new habit this challenge has created. In this fifth and final post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year.
Are you building a handmade wardrobe, and interested in advancing into more challenging projects? Inside this post, I share my process sewing Named Patterns Ansa Dress why fabric choice is critical, how to deal with impossible curves, and I’ll share tips and tricks to more advanced fashion sewing.
As the summer heats up, this week I am showing off some of my go to summer dresses that help me survive our Louisiana heat. These are the dresses I wear working in the studio, teaching, or out running about in Baton Rouge. In this fourth post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year.
some sewists are sewing up A LOT of stuff. Are we wearing or using all of it? and what do we do if the answer is no? Sometimes its hard, just like clothing you buy at the store, not every item that we make really gets worn for a multitude of reasons. And its really hard to part with a me made- if you donate it, because it doesn't have a designer label, it can just get thrown in the "craft" heap. Sometimes they have sentimental value too, like the ones I'm about to show you.
In this post, I want to share with you a recent make, and a method that I devised called "heirloom repurpose." It is a practice of actually repurposing me mades that you no longer have use for, or never quite got worn, but still maintain significance that make it hard to part with them.
Welcome back to my Me Made May Series! So far, I've shown off a lot of the self sewn wardrobe pieces that I wear everyday, and this week, I'm also going to throw some swimwear and bra sewing into the mix. In this third post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year.
Me Made May 2017 is in full swing, and I have the next set of posts to share with you. Maybe you will recognize some patterns you have been thinking of making. This week, I'm showing off some of my favorite shirtdresses. In this second post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year.
Are you designing a handmade wardrobe? Here's a peek at how I built mine. Now that my wardrobe is 90% self sewn, I think of it as a work of art, a portfolio that I accomplished over the course of last year. In this first post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year.