Title

Seaside Bombshell

Presenter Information

Joanne Kirckof

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Nautical, Fashion, Constructed

Abstract

The purpose and inspiration behind this design was to create a sleek gown inspired from sailors uniforms and vintage fashion. I had a goal of playing with the use of box pleats in a gown and manipulating fabric to form the desired shape. Additionally, the box pleats are used in order to add depth and angles to an otherwise softer silhouette. By using two separate colors for the outer and inner box pleats, there is a peek-a-boo effect that occurs when the dress is worn and moved in. I wanted to create a garment that will always be interesting, whether it is still or in motion. Process: When designing this gown, I started by researching marine sailors and uniforms, both vintage and current. Inspiration was also taken from other nautical garments and themes such as swimsuits, the beach, seashells, and 1940’s fashion. Techniques: The process of making this garment began with flat patterning the dress using slopers. A sample of the garment was then constructed using recycled bed sheets and then fit on the model. Then the final product was made using materials in navy and off-white matte satin, along with a navy Chinese satin lining. Additional materials include gold buttons and chains in order to add to the militaristic silhouette and aesthetic, along with an invisible zipper, thread, and interfacing. Special techniques used in the creation of this garment are princess seams, gathered trimmings, and box pleating for the skirt. Materials: 100-percent polyester, invisible zipper, thread.

Poster Number

56

Faculty Mentor(s)

Eklund, Andrea

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Seaside Bombshell

SURC Ballroom C/D

The purpose and inspiration behind this design was to create a sleek gown inspired from sailors uniforms and vintage fashion. I had a goal of playing with the use of box pleats in a gown and manipulating fabric to form the desired shape. Additionally, the box pleats are used in order to add depth and angles to an otherwise softer silhouette. By using two separate colors for the outer and inner box pleats, there is a peek-a-boo effect that occurs when the dress is worn and moved in. I wanted to create a garment that will always be interesting, whether it is still or in motion. Process: When designing this gown, I started by researching marine sailors and uniforms, both vintage and current. Inspiration was also taken from other nautical garments and themes such as swimsuits, the beach, seashells, and 1940’s fashion. Techniques: The process of making this garment began with flat patterning the dress using slopers. A sample of the garment was then constructed using recycled bed sheets and then fit on the model. Then the final product was made using materials in navy and off-white matte satin, along with a navy Chinese satin lining. Additional materials include gold buttons and chains in order to add to the militaristic silhouette and aesthetic, along with an invisible zipper, thread, and interfacing. Special techniques used in the creation of this garment are princess seams, gathered trimmings, and box pleating for the skirt. Materials: 100-percent polyester, invisible zipper, thread.