Title

Wanderlust

Presenter Information

Kaylee Harris

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Event Website

http://www.cwu.edu/source/

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Draping, Tie Dye, Apparel

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of my design is to create a look that is simple and easy to wear while still being superbly unique and daring. My ultimate goal was to create a garment to be worn in a festival setting where there are no rules or boundaries according to dress and personal style. I wanted to create something that would stand out in a crowd and still be wearable and flattering. Process: The process of designing this piece was really quite simple. I knew I wanted to have a basic and flattering silhouette, which I achieved with a slightly flared skirt. But I wanted there to be drama to the piece, which I incorporated with a plunging neckline and low cut back. The drama of my garment is the tie-dyed pattern, which I created by hand. I knew at the beginning of my designing process that I wanted to have something that really stood out and was unique in comparison to anything else that will be seen on the runway. I hope to achieve that with my one-of-a-kind dyed fabric. Techniques: Draping was used to create this garment. Once I completed the drape, I adjusted the pattern to give the skirt a larger flare to achieve more fullness and volume. A challenge I ran into was the absence of a dress form with similar measurements to my model, so I had to rely on the fittings with my model to create a truly custom-fitted garment. This process is more time consuming but it gave the dress a more accurate fit and, thus, an overall more flattering look. Contribution: Tie-dying is not only pretty to look at, but it is a bonding experience between friends and even with oneself, because creating something, especially art, is a soul gratifying experience. I hope to bring personal creativity back into the picture of fashion and show people that you don’t have to have the same exact thing as the next person in order to be fashionable, but rather be completely and truly yourself. Materials: 100 percent cotton knit, polyester plain weave lining, polyester thread, braided fabric. 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

14

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

Wanderlust

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Purpose: The purpose of my design is to create a look that is simple and easy to wear while still being superbly unique and daring. My ultimate goal was to create a garment to be worn in a festival setting where there are no rules or boundaries according to dress and personal style. I wanted to create something that would stand out in a crowd and still be wearable and flattering. Process: The process of designing this piece was really quite simple. I knew I wanted to have a basic and flattering silhouette, which I achieved with a slightly flared skirt. But I wanted there to be drama to the piece, which I incorporated with a plunging neckline and low cut back. The drama of my garment is the tie-dyed pattern, which I created by hand. I knew at the beginning of my designing process that I wanted to have something that really stood out and was unique in comparison to anything else that will be seen on the runway. I hope to achieve that with my one-of-a-kind dyed fabric. Techniques: Draping was used to create this garment. Once I completed the drape, I adjusted the pattern to give the skirt a larger flare to achieve more fullness and volume. A challenge I ran into was the absence of a dress form with similar measurements to my model, so I had to rely on the fittings with my model to create a truly custom-fitted garment. This process is more time consuming but it gave the dress a more accurate fit and, thus, an overall more flattering look. Contribution: Tie-dying is not only pretty to look at, but it is a bonding experience between friends and even with oneself, because creating something, especially art, is a soul gratifying experience. I hope to bring personal creativity back into the picture of fashion and show people that you don’t have to have the same exact thing as the next person in order to be fashionable, but rather be completely and truly yourself. Materials: 100 percent cotton knit, polyester plain weave lining, polyester thread, braided fabric. 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.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2015/constructedobjects/14