Title

GI Jane

Presenter Information

Andrea Eklund

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

GI Jane PURPOSE: The idea for this garment came from receiving military uniforms from a friend who is a Veteran. The goal was to create a garment that combined the masculine aspects of the military and war with the feminine side of women. Women have an increased role in the military and the final product illustrates the juxtaposition of the traditional thought of maleness and the military with the liberated ideals of today’s woman with a feminine touch. PROCESS: Keeping some of the original garment details intact was a very important part of creating this garment. I wanted to create a very feminine garment but keep the basic details, design lines and aesthetics of the original uniform intact. Many sketches were created and revised to assure that the final garment did encompass the femininity of a women but the functionality and design details of the military uniform. TECHNIQUES: The dress was creating through draping technique using the original garment pieces as a guide to assure the aesthetic properties were kept intact. Draping is the smoothing, contouring and manipulation of fabric on a dress form to create a garment or pattern. Once draped the final fully lined garment was then created. MATERIALS: Recycled Military Uniforms, 100% Polyester lining, invisible zipper, and thread

Poster Number

40

Faculty Mentor(s)

Andrea Eklund

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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GI Jane

SURC Ballroom A

GI Jane PURPOSE: The idea for this garment came from receiving military uniforms from a friend who is a Veteran. The goal was to create a garment that combined the masculine aspects of the military and war with the feminine side of women. Women have an increased role in the military and the final product illustrates the juxtaposition of the traditional thought of maleness and the military with the liberated ideals of today’s woman with a feminine touch. PROCESS: Keeping some of the original garment details intact was a very important part of creating this garment. I wanted to create a very feminine garment but keep the basic details, design lines and aesthetics of the original uniform intact. Many sketches were created and revised to assure that the final garment did encompass the femininity of a women but the functionality and design details of the military uniform. TECHNIQUES: The dress was creating through draping technique using the original garment pieces as a guide to assure the aesthetic properties were kept intact. Draping is the smoothing, contouring and manipulation of fabric on a dress form to create a garment or pattern. Once draped the final fully lined garment was then created. MATERIALS: Recycled Military Uniforms, 100% Polyester lining, invisible zipper, and thread