Having my first post-degree doodle and trying to decide if
a) I can pull this off
b) I can find the right shape
c) I need to make my own….
I think that c) is the likely option, a simple shape but maybe with some rib elastic in the back waist for shaping?
Other option is a bit more school pinafore, maybe better for work in a smart fabric?
Not too much difference between them I know but maybe more grown up with a full back ?
A gender neutral collection, final portfolio for BA International Fashion Practise, MMU, 2016
See the full portfolio here.
Current thought; Pockets are a feminist issue.
Why doesn’t the fashion industry make clothes for women that have an adequate offering of functional pockets (like mens)?
I’m going to give it a try …. watch this space.
It’s all handed in (though there are still lots of things to finish and tweak as they are fitted to the models) and i’m mostly pretty happy with it.
Here’s a few of the final pics, the garments will be available in my etsy shop over the next couple of weeks and some patterns are nearly finished – give me a shout if you have any favourites that you would like to see as a sewing pattern;
The denim apron dress worn over rib knit dress
Utility trouser in khaki linen/tencel mix worn with white cotton pique + seam top
As above worn with oilskin apron bib top.
Grey pocket skirt with with + top
Wool felt great coat with exposed collar/seam detail
I hope you like them, there is lots more garments to include which will hopefully be photographed during the fashion show – you can also view more of my portfolio here.
Wish us luck!
+ Ruth +
Model: Alex Lyons
Photographer: Felicity Reeves
Images copyright: Ruth Eaton
I have 2 more weeks of being AWOL (Final Collection deadline) ….. most of my collection is made and photographed but still some finishing touches and fittings to make.
here’s a little teaser video to give you a glimpse x
Strategy , CUT by Ruth Eaton, 2015 -HD from Ruth Eaton on Vimeo.
Dior and I,
You have 3 days….. go see it if you can (or buy it when it is released on itunes/DVD) it is a beautiful thing.
no spoilers, you just need to know that you should see it.
It’s been a few weeks since I took my trip to Berlin; 4 night and 5 days to explore the city!
This is in no particular order but here ya go!
Trying on stuff in Humana – 4 floors of vintage/thrift clothing (also sorted by decade, the 80’s were fabulous!)
Our breakfast cafe (also our host on air bnb) – lovely concrete walls, and good grub too!
It kinda freaked me out that even though we were staying round the corner from the rest of the group we would have been on the other side of the wall! It is really hard to comprehend what it was like during those times.
East side gallery
The graffiti across the city is epic.
A trip to Voo store to inspect the inside of garments 😉 also a lovely lifestyle store…just mostly out of my budget.
Der museum der dinge (museum of things) is like a mini London Design Museum, v interesting collections of objects from the Wirkshaft movement.
The Bauhaus Archive – just lovely.
There was so much to see and do, I still have a long list of places I didn’t get to. Looking forward to going back (hopefully with the hubby) soon-ish
I’m hurtling towards the end of the second year of my degree and starting to finalise my collection… I have 13 garments to make (6 looks) which is a bit of a hefty task, but I enjoy the pattern cutting and construction tasks so it doesn’t feel too intimidating.
I do however struggle with drawing. I’ve said it before and I have to admit that it’s not something I have put too much effort in to practising.
I love simple drawings that look hand drawn, but when I have drawn it they tend to look a little too simple and hand drawn for my liking!
I came across a really interesting article from the adobe blog (through twitter, obvs) about flat design on the web …. and I thought to myself – I really like that style, maybe i’ll be better at that than real-life pencil sketching…..?
So I had a go … inspired by Delpozo s/s 15 show teaser;
this is my third -ish attempt:
I like it.
I’m back…… I’ve been in essay land but its all done now, phew.
Remember my survey that so many of you lovely sewers helped me out with, well, I’ve been writing about that.
*** My survey is still open by the way, (as I plan to pursue this line of research, it’s really interesting) so if you are a home sewer that hasn’t filled it in, there’s still time! Its here :
In the meantime I’m going to chuck in a pic of my new sewing space – I have moved out of my little studio at the back of the house (it was too small and a little bit damp which was making my fabric stash sad).
So, we now have a kitchen/diner and the dining room is all mine!!! All my husbands suggestion, what a star 🙂
When I get my kit back I will start posting more information about my results so far…