Wow, can you believe that it's almost Thanksgiving already? I feel like it's been ages since the last time I've posted something. I have many new sewing projects that I need to show on here. I made this dress earlier this summer, but I just now got around to photographing it. It's made from a printed chiffon that I bought from Wal-mart. I drafted the pattern using my own measurements. I wanted to experiment with creating a ruffle skirt since I've never made one before. I only had 1.5 of a yards of fabric though, which wasn't enough to make a full gather skirt; so instead, I sewed the skirt together using elastic thread in order to create the effect of a ruffle. I shirred the waist and the raw edges were finished off using bias tape which was made from the same chiffon fabric.
Well on another note, I finished collecting all of my work together for my portfolio. I've been working on it for months and it feels so good to finally have everything together and it's finally ready for college applications. I've narrowed my decision down to four colleges. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Fashion Institute of Technology, Parson the New School for Design, and Pratt Institute. I'll be applying to their fashion design programs.
I'll post my final portfolio sometime this week for you to see (: There are about 60 projects in my full portfolio, but there's a specific number that each college wants me to send so I've had to narrow it down quite a bit. I'm hoping that I've done enough work and that the colleges will like everything. I'm so nervous so wish me luck!
Also last week was my monthly sewing tutorial over on the Drifter and the Gypsy. The tutorial was on bias tape and you can check it out here.
I hope the middle of your week is going well and that you're having a lovely evening!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
You belong with me, you're my sweetheart - The Lumineers
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So I have been a big fan of yours for a long time, and I just want to say that youre amazing and youre going to get in to all of those schools and trust me you have done PLENTY of work!ReplyDelete
But good luck anyway! Fingers crossed that all the applicants arent as amazing as you or I have no hope <3
oh and youre a huge inspiration for me
These are beautiful photographs. :D Good luck with your portfolio and applications! I'm sure you'll do great. :)ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see all of your projects!ReplyDelete
oh wow, how many do the require for your portfolio? all the ones ive ever done have asked for between 8-10!ReplyDelete
beautiful pics as always, good to hear you can relax a bit with the portfolio work done.
Well each school is different in the number that they want for their portfolio. Parons wants 8-10 along with the Parsons Design Challenge, SAIC is 10-15, FIT is very specific in what they want, and Pratt is 18-20. I put all of the works of art that I was considering to add to my portfolio in one folder...so that's why I had around 60. Haha a little crazy, I know! I had to narrow it down quite a bit for the college applications. And thank you, it definitely feels good to relax on the portfolio part, but now I have to work on (Dun, dun DUNNNNN) the artist statements. Haha there's always something more to work on.Delete
Good luck! You'll blow them away like you do with us every time you post something you've made :)ReplyDelete
Good Luck! I'm sure you'll blow them away :) also, great dress, I can't believe you found that print at Walmart - its lovely!ReplyDelete
you are amazing! :)ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see your lovely projects. I'm sure you will get into every school! :)ReplyDelete
What a lovely dress!!! And I'm sure every school will take you!ReplyDelete
I am in awe of your talent and am sure that any school would be lucky to have you. Your vision, artistically and creatively, is unrivaled. Good luck!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see some of your portfolio! Your work is a constant source of inspiration for me! Also, I am so happy that I won the giveaway. I just now saw that on the post, but whenever you get in touch with me is fine.ReplyDelete
Aw thank you Ashlyn for your kind words of encouragement! I was actually wondering about you! I sent you two e-mails saying that you've won along with the information that I needed to send you a print. Hmmm...maybe my e-mails just aren't getting through or maybe I have the wrong address. Could you maybe try e-mailing me? Esther@bollers.org. Sorry for the inconvenience! I want to get your print sent to you soon! (:Delete
Wonderfully dreamy and ethereal. Your hair looks good in every season! :)xxReplyDelete
Good luck girl, you're so good that I haven't doubts: you will attend the best college for design of the US!ReplyDelete
The information in your blog is very informative. Keep up the good work. WLCI School of Fashion offers various courses and programmes in fashion courses, which are very interactive and prepares students for real fashion world.ReplyDelete
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