As I am a Fine Art student from Liverpool I like to experiment with many things and Eco Fashion is one of my experimentation I exploring at the moment but still carrying on with my other social theme's. I got this idea to explore Eco Fashion because I am starting a beginners sewing course in September to learn how to use my sewing machine, I have learned the basics when I was in school and college and when it comes to using my own sewing machine it turns into rocket science, so this course will be really helpful. Also because my current studio practice in university is about the poverty driven side of Liverpool etc, council estates. So I put both of them together and came up with Eco Fashion as a theme. I researched a bit about Eco Fashion and looked designers and they really inspired me. at the moment I am only doing drawings of my ideas because I don't think it is an appropriate theme for my studio practice but is something I want to explore in my spare time.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

First Stages - Creating A Blank Canvas

This is the first stages of my process of making my dress. This is the first time I have ever made something like this but I am just thinking of it like a sculpture made out paper. My choice of paper was wallpaper base because it's sturdy, durable and thick. It was also cheaper to buy a roll instead of buying individual sheets of paper. My technique that I am using to get the desired shape of the human body is by using sections of squares and sticking them together with masking tape. The masking tape that I am using isn't strong or sticky enough to hold the pieces together so what I found myself doing was wrapping the masking tape all the way around and layering it as one whole piece of tape instead of small sections that would peal off. All so wrapping the tape around suctions the paper to the shape of the mannequin which makes it more smooth to work on top of. I have only done a small section so far because it was time consuming, but now I know the technique I am going to use the whole process will probably run a lot smoother, hopefully! I know I will hit a few glitches on the way because at this moment I don't know what shape I am going to have on the neckline or If I am going to have shoulder straps. At this moment I am just concentrating on how I am going to get the shape of the mannequin and making it sturdy and durable.

(Photographs Owened By Lyndsey Morgan)

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