Title

Dream

Presenter Information

Katy Halone

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

Purpose: I wanted to create something a woman could feel beautiful, fun and unique in. I was inspired by a lot of gorgeous dresses found in bridal magazines �" beautiful, form-fitting with unique details. Though it isn’t necessarily a bridal gown, I choose to construct the dress with the same idea: something fitted that flows with a mermaid tail on the bottom, allowing the woman who wears it to feel as if she is in a dream. Process: My research for the dress consisted of flipping through magazines and dog-earing pages. When it came time to sketch the design, I had plenty of images for inspiration. The dresses I liked all had something in common -- they were long and feminine. From there I began to sketch an image of my own version �" a simple silhouette with a mermaid tail starting at the knee. Techniques: The draping technique was used to create the garment. Draping was challenging because I wanted the body of the dress to be form fitting, but flair out at the bottom. I created the pattern for the body of the dress through draping and the mermaid portion of the dress through flat patterning. From the trued draping, patterns were made and a sample was created. The sample was fit to the model and changes were then made to the patterns. The final fully lined garment was then created with tulle in the mermaid portion to accentuate the detail. Materials: Crepe back satin, polyester lining, tulle, invisible zipper, thread

Poster Number

42

Faculty Mentor(s)

Andrea Eklund

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Dream

SURC Ballroom A

Purpose: I wanted to create something a woman could feel beautiful, fun and unique in. I was inspired by a lot of gorgeous dresses found in bridal magazines �" beautiful, form-fitting with unique details. Though it isn’t necessarily a bridal gown, I choose to construct the dress with the same idea: something fitted that flows with a mermaid tail on the bottom, allowing the woman who wears it to feel as if she is in a dream. Process: My research for the dress consisted of flipping through magazines and dog-earing pages. When it came time to sketch the design, I had plenty of images for inspiration. The dresses I liked all had something in common -- they were long and feminine. From there I began to sketch an image of my own version �" a simple silhouette with a mermaid tail starting at the knee. Techniques: The draping technique was used to create the garment. Draping was challenging because I wanted the body of the dress to be form fitting, but flair out at the bottom. I created the pattern for the body of the dress through draping and the mermaid portion of the dress through flat patterning. From the trued draping, patterns were made and a sample was created. The sample was fit to the model and changes were then made to the patterns. The final fully lined garment was then created with tulle in the mermaid portion to accentuate the detail. Materials: Crepe back satin, polyester lining, tulle, invisible zipper, thread