Title

Moonlight

Presenter Information

Brittany Bywater

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Draping, evening gown, apparel design

Abstract

The purpose for this garment was to create an evening dress, inspired by Italian cityscapes at night, that could be worn in the evening while on a trip touring Italy. I designed it with the intentions of creating a classy and feminine romantic piece that shows both the colors, textures and nostalgia of the blinking lights of a coastal Italian city against the night sky. Process: I began by sketching renderings of ideas for the piece. During this process, I did image research on Italy and gathered images from multiple Italy destinations. From these, I established the looks and colors that I wanted to use. After a trip to Fabric Depot in Oregon to get fabric and many draping, patterning and fitting sessions later, I stitched each piece together to fit my model. Technique: I used the draping method to create Moonlight. Bed sheets were my primary material for draping the garment on a mannequin. After getting the draped piece to look the way I desired it, I moved to creating the paper pattern. I used bedsheets again to sew a sample of the garment to establish correct fit on my model and solidify the look of the design. When the sample fit correctly, I started on the fashion fabric. Carefully, I stitched the pieces together being conscious of every detail. When the base of the garment was completed, I added the final embellishments including trims and buttons. Materials: 100-percent polyester satin, silver chain, imitation pearls, polyester lining fabric, 100-percent cotton thread, invisible zipper, shank buttons.

Poster Number

53

Faculty Mentor(s)

Eklund, Andrea

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Moonlight

SURC Ballroom C/D

The purpose for this garment was to create an evening dress, inspired by Italian cityscapes at night, that could be worn in the evening while on a trip touring Italy. I designed it with the intentions of creating a classy and feminine romantic piece that shows both the colors, textures and nostalgia of the blinking lights of a coastal Italian city against the night sky. Process: I began by sketching renderings of ideas for the piece. During this process, I did image research on Italy and gathered images from multiple Italy destinations. From these, I established the looks and colors that I wanted to use. After a trip to Fabric Depot in Oregon to get fabric and many draping, patterning and fitting sessions later, I stitched each piece together to fit my model. Technique: I used the draping method to create Moonlight. Bed sheets were my primary material for draping the garment on a mannequin. After getting the draped piece to look the way I desired it, I moved to creating the paper pattern. I used bedsheets again to sew a sample of the garment to establish correct fit on my model and solidify the look of the design. When the sample fit correctly, I started on the fashion fabric. Carefully, I stitched the pieces together being conscious of every detail. When the base of the garment was completed, I added the final embellishments including trims and buttons. Materials: 100-percent polyester satin, silver chain, imitation pearls, polyester lining fabric, 100-percent cotton thread, invisible zipper, shank buttons.