Title

Walking the Line

Presenter Information

Ryanne Durfee

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Apparel Textiles and Merchandising, Student Design, Fashion Design

Abstract

The purpose of my piece is to illuminate the wonders and beauties of each individual woman. It’s telling a story about a woman’s journey into finding herself between a young woman and a sophisticated adult. This relates to me immensely because I am also taking this journey where I am finding myself in this world. The woman to wear this garment is fearless and confident but has grace and elegance. She never lets anything get her down and is always looking at the positive aspects of life. Process: During the design development of this project, photos of Paris were reviewed and the common theme of elegance from the images was used as a major source of visual inspiration. It gave a sense of independence and beauty that so many women strive for. I then looked and researched more photos and I fell in love with photos that are classy and elegant from the front of the garment but when the wearer turns around the back is subtlety sexy. This inspired me to my dress with an open back and elegant front. Techniques: This dress was created through the draping technique. From the draping a pattern was made and a sample from the pattern was fitted on my model. Adjustments were made to the pattern and the final product was constructed. The garment is fully lined and features an invisible zipper and a hand stitched hem. Materials: 100-percent black polyester exterior fabric, black polyester lining, invisible zipper and thread.

Poster Number

51

Faculty Mentor(s)

Eklund, Andrea

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Walking the Line

SURC Ballroom C/D

The purpose of my piece is to illuminate the wonders and beauties of each individual woman. It’s telling a story about a woman’s journey into finding herself between a young woman and a sophisticated adult. This relates to me immensely because I am also taking this journey where I am finding myself in this world. The woman to wear this garment is fearless and confident but has grace and elegance. She never lets anything get her down and is always looking at the positive aspects of life. Process: During the design development of this project, photos of Paris were reviewed and the common theme of elegance from the images was used as a major source of visual inspiration. It gave a sense of independence and beauty that so many women strive for. I then looked and researched more photos and I fell in love with photos that are classy and elegant from the front of the garment but when the wearer turns around the back is subtlety sexy. This inspired me to my dress with an open back and elegant front. Techniques: This dress was created through the draping technique. From the draping a pattern was made and a sample from the pattern was fitted on my model. Adjustments were made to the pattern and the final product was constructed. The garment is fully lined and features an invisible zipper and a hand stitched hem. Materials: 100-percent black polyester exterior fabric, black polyester lining, invisible zipper and thread.