Well I've been in
for over three weeks now and I'm
absolutely in love! The people here are so friendly and it's incredible
to be surrounded by a city of fellow art students. This summer my time
was filled with work projects and preparing to leave. Now that I'm starting to
get settled in Savannah
I feel like I finally have the time to post the work that I made this past
summer. Here is a skirt that I made, and a photo shoot that I took back
in August while still in Savannah . Indiana
I made this skirt over three years ago. It was when I was asked to be a part of the Burdastyle Sewing Hand Book. They asked me to make a variation of the pattern that they were first-time releasing in their book. It was very exciting to be a part of it!
The skirt pattern is one of the 5 patterns that are in the book. My variation separated the panels on the skirt instead of sewing the overlay together like in the original. That way it gave a lot of movement and flow to the skirt. Also I did some hand sewn bead work detail on the waistband and bottom of skirt panels.
This was my first project using an invisible zipper and it definitely shows! I even remember writing an apology note that I sent along with my skirt to Burdastyle explaining the poor quality of the zipper. I didn't know that an invisible zipper was supposed to be sewn using an invisible zipper foot so I sewed it using a completely normal pressure foot. I know all of you experienced seamstresses are gasping in horror right now. Thank goodness for kindness, because the lovely ladies at Burda never said anything about it.
I'm pointing out that zipper, because it's very encouraging to me to look back at old work and compare it to more current work. For instance, this zipper compared to the zipper on this swimsuit. It's cool to see the growth that can happen in a couple of years. It always reassures me that with time and practice I can learn how to properly make a technique that I'm struggling with now.
Sketch from three years ago - it's crazy to look back on old work!
^I'm the 1st on left in the 2nd row. (Photo snatched from this lovely blogger/seamstress).
Have you ever made, or created something that turned out badly but later you learned how it's really supposed to be made? If so, tell me about it! What are your tricks or tips? If you have a picture anywhere include a link in a comment. I loved checking out all of your bedroom links from my previous post!
I did a lot of collaboration work this past summer, which was so much fun! About 3 months ago my friends Zac and Jonah asked me if I would be willing to take some photos to go along with the songs for their new band Ariadne. Their song "Guardian Angel" which hasn't been released yet, was the inspiration behind this photo shoot.
Music has always been one of a main inspirations behind my photography. Music has the ability to touch and inspire one in a way that words can't. It was fun trying to translate what they were saying through their music, into my photography.
Here's the first song that they posted. I definitely recommend liking their page to keep up with any upcoming works that they post!
I'm very excited for the new collaborations that I'm going to have here at SCAD! Classes are incredible so far, and I can't wait to post some of the photos that I've taken while I've been here in Savannah. Hopefully I can post those sometime next week. Until then, I hope your weekend is lovely!