Title

Untouched

Presenter Information

Amy Westendorf

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

Title: Untouched Purpose: Inspiration for this garment came from my love of the beach. The goal was to create a cascading effect with tiers on the dress that look like the untouched sand after an ebb and flow. This piece was made to show the beauty that comes from things that are natural with its falling ruffles on the skirt and more structured bodice. Process: Dresses with the maxi length, wide tiers and low necklines were an identified trend. To achieve these looks I made the neckline very low, added a sash that hits at the natural waistline to emphasize the feminine figure, and included color block details to the shoulders. I also used a unique ruffled tier detail, which included approximately fifteen separate tears that are five inches wide. The fabric chosen has a soft flowing drape and when worn mimics the ripple effect left in the sand after a wave subsides. Techniques: I draped the bodice and the base of my dress so that I would have structure when I had to add the extra pieces. I had to take each tier and baste stitch them so that they had the perfect amount of volume needed. I then trued the pieces that I draped. After that I made patterns for each piece that I added to a sample. After that I fit the model that is wearing the dress at least twice to make sure that the dress fit properly. Materials: Crepe Silkies, Chiffon, Zipper, Thread

Poster Number

47

Faculty Mentor(s)

Andrea Eklund

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Untouched

SURC Ballroom A

Title: Untouched Purpose: Inspiration for this garment came from my love of the beach. The goal was to create a cascading effect with tiers on the dress that look like the untouched sand after an ebb and flow. This piece was made to show the beauty that comes from things that are natural with its falling ruffles on the skirt and more structured bodice. Process: Dresses with the maxi length, wide tiers and low necklines were an identified trend. To achieve these looks I made the neckline very low, added a sash that hits at the natural waistline to emphasize the feminine figure, and included color block details to the shoulders. I also used a unique ruffled tier detail, which included approximately fifteen separate tears that are five inches wide. The fabric chosen has a soft flowing drape and when worn mimics the ripple effect left in the sand after a wave subsides. Techniques: I draped the bodice and the base of my dress so that I would have structure when I had to add the extra pieces. I had to take each tier and baste stitch them so that they had the perfect amount of volume needed. I then trued the pieces that I draped. After that I made patterns for each piece that I added to a sample. After that I fit the model that is wearing the dress at least twice to make sure that the dress fit properly. Materials: Crepe Silkies, Chiffon, Zipper, Thread