Monday, March 12, 2012

senior collection updaaate! ♥

Hi there lovelies!
Just a little update on how my senior collection is coming along...

Today we had our first model fitting.  We were able to put our pieces, in either fabric or muslin, or a combination of the two, on three sweet and beautiful models to test the fit.  It was so exciting!  My fitting went well-- my pants need a few adjustments, but that isn't too surprising considering that they'll be worn by a real, live person after being draped on a stationary dress form.  One piece that really came to life on the model was my burgundy-and-white gingham dress, the one that will be fluted at the bust and has a full skirt.  I made the crinoline (an underskirt made of stiff netting, to give the skirt lots of body) and attached it to the outer fabric over the weekend, and it looked just how I hoped it would-- full, flouncy, and fun!   I made another muslin of the sweater out of a fleece blanket the same weight as my sweater-knit so that I could make any fitting adjustments, too, and now I'm ready to sew of the pieces in their final fabrics!  Yay!

Here's the original design illustration from my portfolio.
To go along with all the senior collection festivities, I'm offering a special promotion in my Etsy shop.  Enter the code 'SENIORCOLLECTION' at checkout to receive 20% off your entire order.

Are you working on a fun, creative project?  I'd love to hear about it!
It's always great to read the words of people who love their art.

to read more about my senior collection, check out this post.

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