Title

Devasree

Presenter Information

Cassie Lewis

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

Devasree by Cassie Lewis SOURCE 2012 Purpose: Devasree is an Indian name meaning divine beauty. This piece is inspired by the culture and the native dress of India. I was drawn to the vibrant bursts of color and intricate draping of garments the Islamic and Muslim women wear. I wished to find a way to translate this beauty into an evening gown, which could be worn by women all across the globe. Process: Much of the research done for this piece was conducted online. I searched for images of Indian women as well as how Indian customs such as head coverings are being incorporated into American fashion. I used the online resource Pinterest as a place in which to store my research for easy access and viewing. I took the colors and visual images and began to sketch ideas for how to bring the modern Indian evening gown to life. Techniques: This dress was created through the draping technique. Draping is the smoothing, contouring, and manipulation of fabric on a dress from to create a pattern. From this pattern, I created a sample garment using cost effective materials. I fit the sample gown to my model who is significantly smaller than the dress forms available. Through the fitting I made major changes to the pattern to assure proper fit. Once the pattern was updated I then started on the fully lined final garment. Materials: • Crepe Back Satin • Plain Weave Lining • 22”Zipper

Poster Number

49

Faculty Mentor(s)

Andrea Eklund

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Devasree

SURC Ballroom A

Devasree by Cassie Lewis SOURCE 2012 Purpose: Devasree is an Indian name meaning divine beauty. This piece is inspired by the culture and the native dress of India. I was drawn to the vibrant bursts of color and intricate draping of garments the Islamic and Muslim women wear. I wished to find a way to translate this beauty into an evening gown, which could be worn by women all across the globe. Process: Much of the research done for this piece was conducted online. I searched for images of Indian women as well as how Indian customs such as head coverings are being incorporated into American fashion. I used the online resource Pinterest as a place in which to store my research for easy access and viewing. I took the colors and visual images and began to sketch ideas for how to bring the modern Indian evening gown to life. Techniques: This dress was created through the draping technique. Draping is the smoothing, contouring, and manipulation of fabric on a dress from to create a pattern. From this pattern, I created a sample garment using cost effective materials. I fit the sample gown to my model who is significantly smaller than the dress forms available. Through the fitting I made major changes to the pattern to assure proper fit. Once the pattern was updated I then started on the fully lined final garment. Materials: • Crepe Back Satin • Plain Weave Lining • 22”Zipper