Title

Rebellious Elegance

Presenter Information

Krissy Knutz

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Purpose: The inspiration for my garment came from my older sister. Through my childhood and developmental years, I looked to her for guidance and support through nearly every aspect in my life. Rebellious Elegance represents a strong-willed, young-hearted, spontaneous woman who thrives on the adventure of living life to the fullest and conquering anything that stands in her way. This made me think of black swans. They stand out in the middle of a flock of white swans because of their natural born characteristics of being visually attractive, confident, and having a mind of their own. Process: Initially I started sketching designs that I have always imagined my sister wearing. Being the older sister, I always felt that she was a bit more risqué and daring in her choices. Therefore, I created the dress with triangle shaped cutouts on the side panels of the princess seam dress. I knew that I wanted her dress to resemble a black swan and after researching photographs and artwork of black swans, gowns, and trend forecasts, I came up with a flouncy yet fitted silhouette. My sister’s personality is integrated into the overall design of the dress with its open side panels, low back, fitted bodice, and high leg slit. Techniques: The dress was created through the draping technique, which is a method of constructing a garment through arranging fabric on a mannequin using the natural hang or fall of to get a desired look. Once draped and trued, a pattern was made. Next I constructed a sample and fit the sample on my model. I made the necessary alterations to my pattern from the fitting and created the final fully lined garment. To finish off the design I added a satin ribbon detail around the neckline and back bodice edge. Materials: Exterior Fashion Fabric 50 percent Cotton, 48 percent Polyester and 2 percent Spandex Plain Weave, Lining 100 percent Acetate Plain Weave, Satin Ribbon, Polyester Invisible Zipper, Hook and Eye, Thread.

Poster Number

53

Faculty Mentor(s)

Andrea Eklund

Additional Mentoring Department

Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising

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Rebellious Elegance

SURC Ballroom C/D

Purpose: The inspiration for my garment came from my older sister. Through my childhood and developmental years, I looked to her for guidance and support through nearly every aspect in my life. Rebellious Elegance represents a strong-willed, young-hearted, spontaneous woman who thrives on the adventure of living life to the fullest and conquering anything that stands in her way. This made me think of black swans. They stand out in the middle of a flock of white swans because of their natural born characteristics of being visually attractive, confident, and having a mind of their own. Process: Initially I started sketching designs that I have always imagined my sister wearing. Being the older sister, I always felt that she was a bit more risqué and daring in her choices. Therefore, I created the dress with triangle shaped cutouts on the side panels of the princess seam dress. I knew that I wanted her dress to resemble a black swan and after researching photographs and artwork of black swans, gowns, and trend forecasts, I came up with a flouncy yet fitted silhouette. My sister’s personality is integrated into the overall design of the dress with its open side panels, low back, fitted bodice, and high leg slit. Techniques: The dress was created through the draping technique, which is a method of constructing a garment through arranging fabric on a mannequin using the natural hang or fall of to get a desired look. Once draped and trued, a pattern was made. Next I constructed a sample and fit the sample on my model. I made the necessary alterations to my pattern from the fitting and created the final fully lined garment. To finish off the design I added a satin ribbon detail around the neckline and back bodice edge. Materials: Exterior Fashion Fabric 50 percent Cotton, 48 percent Polyester and 2 percent Spandex Plain Weave, Lining 100 percent Acetate Plain Weave, Satin Ribbon, Polyester Invisible Zipper, Hook and Eye, Thread.