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A 1920s Bias Slip…..

This is the 1920s slip pattern that the costume lecturer, Hilary, brought in for me to look at. I just love it, the packaging, the illustrations and wondering who first owned it and what fabric they made it from. Even the pattern pieces themselves are lovely, there are no instructions or lines just little perforated holes:

I toiled it out of polyester lining fabric and it hangs really nicely, Tracey has said it would be ok for me to use this pattern as it’s just a slip to go underneath the actual dress. It was a tiny bit too big on the size 12 stand but I don’t want to adjust the pattern as there is a lot more bias-stretch in the silk ponge, so I think it will be better to make it and then take it in if necessary.

The photoshoot for this project has to be done for the 27th of May as well as the garments etc. It doesn’t have to be all the garments but at least some of them to show that I’ve planned it so that the lecturers have something to grade me on. I already have a good idea of how I want the images to look, and so we just keep stopping and taking photos to try and find the right location:

I like this shot a lot but it’s too manmade for the wild natural feel that I want.

Blouse: Topshop

Trousers Miss Selfridge

Brogues: Topshop

Ideally I need to find a location near Shrewsbury for my womenswear shoot and somewhere around Stafford for the childrenswear. Everywhere outside it so beautiful at the moment it shouldn’t be too difficult to find the perfect place, but for now the hunt continues!


Qui qu’a vu Coco??…..

“Have you seen Coco?” My outfit today made me feel like Coco Chanel; very monochrome and sleek, even my nails! I bought the blouse in Birmingham from Topshop a couple of weeks ago but didn’t have anything to go with it, then I saw this beauty on ASOS with 20% student discount and free next day delivery: Perfect!! The purchase of the skirt could be justified because I wanted to have a close look at the pleating effect; what type of pleats, how wide they were and how much this increased the volume of fabric. The blouse on the other hand was just naughty, I tried it on and it just looked so 1920s: it was love at first site. Oooh, when I just went on the Topshop website to find the link to my blouse, I saw sooo many other lovely blouses that I want!! I wore my Irregular Choice shoes for the first time this year today; I love them, they aren’t very comfortable but they are worth it! They’re quite Gaga-esque don’t you think?

P.S. I’m totally going to have to watch Coco before Chanel again this week!!!

Blouse: Topshop

Skirt: ASOS

Tights: ASOS

Shoes: Irregular Choice

Anyway, this morning I had my Start Up Planning and Promotion module. I was looking forward to showing Lindsay my business plan so that I could get on to the next part of this module, unfortunately technology failed me this morning and the library computer wouldn’t open the file on my USB. So now I have to wait until next week because she wants a paper copy. But, she did give me some handouts on things the plan should include; I have covered 99% of it but need some info on registering as a sole trader, VAT (although my forecast doesn’t predict I would earn enough in year 1 to pay VAT) and Health and Safety. I’m not sure that this stuff is actually relevent to go into the business plan but will at least need to go into my research file.