Title

Northern Lights

Presenter Information

Caitlin Martin

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Purpose: My garment is geared towards the full-figured woman. Whether petite or plus size I wanted to create a garment for women with true curves. Through personal experience, I have found that many trendy clothes never fit my curves quite right. It’s frustrating seeing a trend that speaks to you, going in and trying it on, and having it not fit your body. There is a real lack of fashionable clothing for full-figured women, and I wanted to create a garment that helped fill that void. Process: During the development stage I started with my fabric selection, specifically I have been drawn to the color cobalt blue and decided to feature it in this design. I saw the fabric and it reminded me of the galaxy with the gold sparkle representing the stars with the aurora borealis mixed in. I wanted to make a garment that was a little edgy as well as ethereal to capture the essence of outer space. Via research I incorporated the current trends of the Peter Pan collar, stud trim, and flare skirt. Techniques: The dress was created through draping, which is manipulating fabric on a dress form to create patterns. The draping was then trued to create the final paper patterns. A sample was created, fitted on my model and changes were made to the pattern. When constructing the final fully lined garment I used a straight stitch on all the seams and added boning in the bodice for structure, as well as a denim inner lining for further bust support. Materials: 100 percent cotton exterior, 100 percent polyester lining, bronze stud trim, invisible zipper, thread.

Poster Number

54

Faculty Mentor(s)

Andrea Eklund

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Northern Lights

SURC Ballroom C/D

Purpose: My garment is geared towards the full-figured woman. Whether petite or plus size I wanted to create a garment for women with true curves. Through personal experience, I have found that many trendy clothes never fit my curves quite right. It’s frustrating seeing a trend that speaks to you, going in and trying it on, and having it not fit your body. There is a real lack of fashionable clothing for full-figured women, and I wanted to create a garment that helped fill that void. Process: During the development stage I started with my fabric selection, specifically I have been drawn to the color cobalt blue and decided to feature it in this design. I saw the fabric and it reminded me of the galaxy with the gold sparkle representing the stars with the aurora borealis mixed in. I wanted to make a garment that was a little edgy as well as ethereal to capture the essence of outer space. Via research I incorporated the current trends of the Peter Pan collar, stud trim, and flare skirt. Techniques: The dress was created through draping, which is manipulating fabric on a dress form to create patterns. The draping was then trued to create the final paper patterns. A sample was created, fitted on my model and changes were made to the pattern. When constructing the final fully lined garment I used a straight stitch on all the seams and added boning in the bodice for structure, as well as a denim inner lining for further bust support. Materials: 100 percent cotton exterior, 100 percent polyester lining, bronze stud trim, invisible zipper, thread.