Starting work on my final collection

This week I have started to draft the patterns for my final collection… The first look I am working on is the apron dress and rib knit dress:

Apron dress

ribbed knit dress with triangles

the apron dress with will be made from Furakawa denim (From Merchant and Mills here) they describe it as ‘a special Japanese 6oz denim. 57% cotton, 34% wool, 9% linen.’ย  As this collection is for Autumn Winter, the apron dress will be worn over the rib knit dress (fabric yet to be finalised!)

Here are the sketches of the garments:

blue apron

rib dress arrows+castle

I have lots of changes still to make but here is some snaps from this weeks toile:

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Still some tweaking to be done on the pocket placement and positioning but so far so good,

R x

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Capsule Collection – Utility

So I promised this a while back but have only just completed my photoshoot with all the outfits from the collection I made last year!

In preparation for applying for my final year at MMU I am updating my portfolio and this will include my Capsule collection from the first year – Utility.ย  Based on work wear, paper and a working wardrobe that will go straight from day – night, this is what it looks like:

Alex denim back looking back-1 Alex denim front leg bent-1 Alex blue coat front with bag-1 Alex blue coat close up back detail-1 Alex denim front attitude-1 Alex skirt top front hand on hips-1 Alex skirt top back-1 Alex white dress front fingers together-1 Alex white dress side with bag-1-5 Alex white dress side with bag-1-9 Alex white dress side with bag-1-3

Outfit 1 – airtex boxy top, denim dungaree dress, grey jersey bomber jacket.

Outfit 2 – white airtex dress, navy paper silk duster coat.

Outfit 3 – orange paper silk boxy top with envelope window, layered paper silk skirt.

Outfit 4 – airtex dress, organdy pocket dress.

Photography by Ben Renshaw
Model: Alex Lyons
All images copyright Ruth Eaton