Making the Lace Layer
hand sewing the shoulder seam. Adding the zip.
The design for the bra and knickers was inspired by the pin up look. I wanted to create vintage style, high waisted knickers and a moulded strapless bra. The bra required a lot of hand stitching. I found it quite difficult to create the pattern, as all I started with was round moulded cups which needed to be covered with the silk and lining fabrics. I looked online and in books to try and find a...
After much drafting, cutting, pinning, baste stitching, re-drafting, cutting, pinning, baste stitching…I’ve finally finished the corset. I began by measuring my model and drafting the basic underbust corset pattern. I researched into pattern drafting for corsets by looking at online tutorials, videos, in books and at actual corsets. The original pattern was made from four panels and...
This blog will document the inspiration and creation of my Final Major Project 2011. The title of the project is ‘Nude’; Its concept is about exploring the relationship between clothing and attractiveness - why certain garments are deemed more appealing than others, why exposure of skin supposedly makes one more attractive. I plan to explore this theme through the creation of an...