Title

Cheetah Girl

Presenter Information

Cassie Lewis

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Purpose: For my collection, I went on a journey of self-discovery to find my personal design aesthetic. I reflected upon my personal fashion sense and drew inspiration from a recent fascination with swag pop music, which is a side genre of pop music utilizing upbeat drums, catchy melodies, top-40 hooks, and rap-style bridges. In my closet, I have a cheetah print trench coat, which I bought before starting college. I wore the coat so much that I became known as “cheetah girl.” This jacket and newfound persona were a major source of inspiration for this piece. Process: “Cheetah Girl“ is my rendition of the little black dress with a fun and sexy twist. I wanted the piece to be very structured; I love structured dresses because they are classic and figure flattering. I used the pop of cheetah print in the waistband, bow, and cap sleeve to keep the piece fun and young. The low back adds subtle sex appeal while still maintaining a sense of modesty. I added the studs at the shoulders for an unexpected edge. I think the piece is a perfect mix between sexy, sweet, and edgy. It is the perfect look for a girl who wants to stand out in a crowd. Techniques: This piece was created using the draping technique. Draping is the smoothing, contouring, and the manipulation of fabric on a dress form to create a design and ultimately a pattern. From this pattern, I constructed a sample garment using sheets purchased from the Goodwill. After the sample was created, I fit it to my model and 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: Black woven stretch satin, black woven lining, cotton blend cheetah print, invisible zipper, studs, and thread.

Poster Number

48

Faculty Mentor(s)

Andrea Eklund

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Cheetah Girl

SURC Ballroom C/D

Purpose: For my collection, I went on a journey of self-discovery to find my personal design aesthetic. I reflected upon my personal fashion sense and drew inspiration from a recent fascination with swag pop music, which is a side genre of pop music utilizing upbeat drums, catchy melodies, top-40 hooks, and rap-style bridges. In my closet, I have a cheetah print trench coat, which I bought before starting college. I wore the coat so much that I became known as “cheetah girl.” This jacket and newfound persona were a major source of inspiration for this piece. Process: “Cheetah Girl“ is my rendition of the little black dress with a fun and sexy twist. I wanted the piece to be very structured; I love structured dresses because they are classic and figure flattering. I used the pop of cheetah print in the waistband, bow, and cap sleeve to keep the piece fun and young. The low back adds subtle sex appeal while still maintaining a sense of modesty. I added the studs at the shoulders for an unexpected edge. I think the piece is a perfect mix between sexy, sweet, and edgy. It is the perfect look for a girl who wants to stand out in a crowd. Techniques: This piece was created using the draping technique. Draping is the smoothing, contouring, and the manipulation of fabric on a dress form to create a design and ultimately a pattern. From this pattern, I constructed a sample garment using sheets purchased from the Goodwill. After the sample was created, I fit it to my model and 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: Black woven stretch satin, black woven lining, cotton blend cheetah print, invisible zipper, studs, and thread.