Title

Hyde Park

Presenter Information

Erin Davey

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Fashion, Fashion Show, Design

Abstract

The purpose of this design is to create a garment that can easily transition from a conservative work ensemble to a classic fashion forward dress that can be worn out for drinks or to a sophisticated cocktail party. Inspired by a weekend in London exploring the romantic atmosphere of Hyde Park, the theme for this garment came to me. Looking at traditional English gardens, a romantic image took form and this dress was created using the soft colors and a simple silhouette. Process: To incorporate these elements into the garment, I first designed a silhouette that could be worn by any woman with a layering suit jacket to the office keeping in mind what is traditionally considered appropriate office wear. I then designed the back of the garment as a way to transition the garment into a sophisticated cocktail dress. I chose the color based on the many hues of purple that can be commonly seen in English gardens. Techniques: This garment was created using the draping technique. From the draping a pattern is created and from the pattern a sample is made. The sample is fit on my model and alterations are made on the pattern. From there, the final garment is constructed out of the fashion fabric. The edges of all pieces were serged prior to assembling of the garment which allowed for the garment to be put together without fraying. Then, the bodice of the dress was assembled so the front yoke and back yoke panels could be attached. After, the outer shell of the garment was assembled, the invisible zipper was attached, and the lining was assembled. The lining was attached to the exterior fabric at the neckline, armholes and back key hole leaving the shoulder seams open to be hand-stitched closed. Understitching the front neckline and the bottom of the key hole allowed for the lining to sit flat in the garment minimizing any bulk that may occur. Finally, the shoulder seams were hand-sewn closed, hook-and-eye attached to the top of the zipper and the hook closure at the center back was sewn.

Poster Number

55

Faculty Mentor(s)

Eklund, Andrea

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Hyde Park

SURC Ballroom C/D

The purpose of this design is to create a garment that can easily transition from a conservative work ensemble to a classic fashion forward dress that can be worn out for drinks or to a sophisticated cocktail party. Inspired by a weekend in London exploring the romantic atmosphere of Hyde Park, the theme for this garment came to me. Looking at traditional English gardens, a romantic image took form and this dress was created using the soft colors and a simple silhouette. Process: To incorporate these elements into the garment, I first designed a silhouette that could be worn by any woman with a layering suit jacket to the office keeping in mind what is traditionally considered appropriate office wear. I then designed the back of the garment as a way to transition the garment into a sophisticated cocktail dress. I chose the color based on the many hues of purple that can be commonly seen in English gardens. Techniques: This garment was created using the draping technique. From the draping a pattern is created and from the pattern a sample is made. The sample is fit on my model and alterations are made on the pattern. From there, the final garment is constructed out of the fashion fabric. The edges of all pieces were serged prior to assembling of the garment which allowed for the garment to be put together without fraying. Then, the bodice of the dress was assembled so the front yoke and back yoke panels could be attached. After, the outer shell of the garment was assembled, the invisible zipper was attached, and the lining was assembled. The lining was attached to the exterior fabric at the neckline, armholes and back key hole leaving the shoulder seams open to be hand-stitched closed. Understitching the front neckline and the bottom of the key hole allowed for the lining to sit flat in the garment minimizing any bulk that may occur. Finally, the shoulder seams were hand-sewn closed, hook-and-eye attached to the top of the zipper and the hook closure at the center back was sewn.