Title

Golden Glam

Presenter Information

Andrea Wright

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Draping, Beading, Form Fitting

Abstract

This garment was designed to be worn at a red carpet or black tie event. While designing, I wanted to make sure the dress would show off a woman’s figure and make her feel beautiful. The cut of the bodice along with the beading on the sides is meant to emphasize a woman’s curves, weather she has them or not it creates an illusion of curves. Process: I researched past and present trends to predict future trends for Fall 2014. This garment is on trend, but also has design and aesthetic elements that make it elegant and timeless. I decided to use black and gold as my colors because I feel like those colors are flattering and bold. The gold beading added to the waist will sparkle under the lights of the runway and add textural interest to the garment. Techniques: This dress was created through draping. Draping is the smoothing, contouring, and manipulation of fabric on a dress form to create a garment or pattern. From the draping, a pattern was created and, from the pattern, a sample was made. The sample was fit on my model and alterations were made to the pattern. From this point, I started to construct the final garment which features a crew neck, darts for body contouring, and is fully lined. The last step was hand sewing the hundreds of beads on the waistline. Materials: 100-percent black polyester exterior fabric, 100-percent black polyester lining fabric, invisible zipper, thread, beads.

Poster Number

54

Faculty Mentor(s)

Eklund, Andrea

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Golden Glam

SURC Ballroom C/D

This garment was designed to be worn at a red carpet or black tie event. While designing, I wanted to make sure the dress would show off a woman’s figure and make her feel beautiful. The cut of the bodice along with the beading on the sides is meant to emphasize a woman’s curves, weather she has them or not it creates an illusion of curves. Process: I researched past and present trends to predict future trends for Fall 2014. This garment is on trend, but also has design and aesthetic elements that make it elegant and timeless. I decided to use black and gold as my colors because I feel like those colors are flattering and bold. The gold beading added to the waist will sparkle under the lights of the runway and add textural interest to the garment. Techniques: This dress was created through draping. Draping is the smoothing, contouring, and manipulation of fabric on a dress form to create a garment or pattern. From the draping, a pattern was created and, from the pattern, a sample was made. The sample was fit on my model and alterations were made to the pattern. From this point, I started to construct the final garment which features a crew neck, darts for body contouring, and is fully lined. The last step was hand sewing the hundreds of beads on the waistline. Materials: 100-percent black polyester exterior fabric, 100-percent black polyester lining fabric, invisible zipper, thread, beads.