Presenter Information

Emma Mahr

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Draping, Design, Outfit

Abstract

The purpose of my design was to create the perfect garment that a woman on-the-go could wear, from running errands to a spring walk in the park. The touches of gold in the sleeves and pant cuffs represent stars peeking out of the night sky, which is also mirrored in the depths of the blue bodice and black pants. During the creation process, I started with a pair of capris pants. For the top, I wanted something that would have some flow as the model walked. I decided to have flowing sleeves. After I made the sleeves gold, I thought it would also be a nice coordinating touch to add the same gold fabric on the cuff of the pants. The bodice was created by draping muslin on a dress form, then making patterns from the completed draping. The pants were made by flat-patterning, a process involving taking the model’s specific leg measurements, completing specific mathematical calculations, and precisely drawing out the pant pattern directly on paper. After all the patterns were made, samples were created and fit on my model. Adjustments were made from the fitting and the final garments were constructed. The bodice is fully lined with an invisible zipper, and the pants include a facing along the top and an invisible zipper. The conservative neckline and pant length makes it perfect for a wide variety of body types. The coordinating gold fabric for the sleeves and pant cuffs makes the garments perfect to be worn together, but also separates that could be worn with other garments, making them very versatile. The materials are polyester fabric, invisible zippers, polyester thread. This is one in a line of three garments; the entire line can be seen at the Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising spring fashion show, May 30, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Milo Smith Theater in McConnell Hall.

Poster Number

7

Faculty Mentor(s)

Andrea Eklund

Department/Program

Family and Consumer Sciences

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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May 21st, 11:30 AM May 21st, 2:00 PM

The Common Star

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

The purpose of my design was to create the perfect garment that a woman on-the-go could wear, from running errands to a spring walk in the park. The touches of gold in the sleeves and pant cuffs represent stars peeking out of the night sky, which is also mirrored in the depths of the blue bodice and black pants. During the creation process, I started with a pair of capris pants. For the top, I wanted something that would have some flow as the model walked. I decided to have flowing sleeves. After I made the sleeves gold, I thought it would also be a nice coordinating touch to add the same gold fabric on the cuff of the pants. The bodice was created by draping muslin on a dress form, then making patterns from the completed draping. The pants were made by flat-patterning, a process involving taking the model’s specific leg measurements, completing specific mathematical calculations, and precisely drawing out the pant pattern directly on paper. After all the patterns were made, samples were created and fit on my model. Adjustments were made from the fitting and the final garments were constructed. The bodice is fully lined with an invisible zipper, and the pants include a facing along the top and an invisible zipper. The conservative neckline and pant length makes it perfect for a wide variety of body types. The coordinating gold fabric for the sleeves and pant cuffs makes the garments perfect to be worn together, but also separates that could be worn with other garments, making them very versatile. The materials are polyester fabric, invisible zippers, polyester thread. This is one in a line of three garments; the entire line can be seen at the Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising spring fashion show, May 30, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Milo Smith Theater in McConnell Hall.