Sunday, October 24, 2010

After a hiatus

After a whole week of falling ill, being in bed rest and then spending the whole of next week working rigorously on the pending work, I'm finally back to my good ol' blog. Feels great to be posting after such a long time. Now this is gonna be one long post. Sorry if I'm boring you, but, hey, this post has 17 days worth of work!!!

First of all, about the photo shoot that I was all excited about. It sorta got stalled for our team because of me
:(...we have decided on 5 looks, but, we are yet to start working on it.

Next, garment construction....this class is especially going totally wrong for me. I have so much, so much pending work. I'm yet to finish with tucks and apparently they taught pockets and stuff which I missed. I have to complete those as well.

For color theory class we have to design outfits and make illustrations for each one of the Principles of design. This too is underway and I have a lot left to do. I'm just finished with two:

assymetrical balance


And then yeah, you guessed that right :P Fashion illustration class....kay too much has happened in this class. But, she makes sure no one has anything pending, so, fortunately I don't have much work pending for this class. They made us work on advanced poses (which I've used in the above illustrations too btw):

and then, we moved on to detailing. Like, ruching, quilting, ruffles, smocking, etc. Sorry but don't have pix for this, yet to finish. Finally we learnt making prints. First, we were made to try and copy prints from mag pictures, as they are:

print swatches

And then, we had to use this print in a full illustration (sorry had to do this within a time of 20 mins in class, so, didn't turn out that great):

And make a full illustration with an innovative print:

I'm still a beginner at illustration, so, I'm still sorta experimenting with different mediums and techniques. Just checking out what works best with what, etc. So, there is a lot of inconsistency in my illustrations...please don't mind.

And apart from all these illustrations, we have started working on texture making. We have to pick a non-fashion related picture from the magazines and try to create a texture, taking inspiration from it on a piece of cloth.I'm actually done making these but sorry can't get pictures of them right now as we had to leave them in class for display. Will post them next week.

So, yeah that was that. 

And, btw, the moment my best friend came home for 2 days and I got a bit of free time, first thing I did was go to the neighborhood rock garden with my friend and take a breath of fresh air. I was still feeling a little sick, so, I dressed up comfortably in a loose printed draped pant and a white shirt. I ended up feeling much better. I love connecting to nature every now and then. And it's really lucky that I have this little green haven right across from my house:

I'm expecting another very hectic schedule this week as I'll be away from home for 4 days - going for my cousin's engagement. I'm gonna miss more classes this week! And I can't imagine the size of the workload when I get back! But still, hopefully I'll be able to share some great moments after getting back. And hopefully, I should be back in time for this week's illustration class on thursday....

Later everyone :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Eek...I'm no model!

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Phew... glad I'm done with the Fashion illustration assg for tomorrow. Or, I would've been slogging away over it right now, rather than writing this post.

So yeah, Monday and Tuesday had us learn tucks in the garment construction class. And God, the air conditioner wasn't working in that machine lab this week and it was so damn hot because of the machines and stuff! Ugh...none of us could get much stitching done in that kinda heat. They'd better be done repairing the A/C by  next week or, I wonder how those machines are even working in that kind of heat...?

Anyways, today we had fashion styling class....what we see on entering the class is, some other batch students being dressed up and made-up and the class room buzzing with activity!

We then get to know that they were being dressed up for a photo shoot and.....we'll be doing the same in the coming few weeks! We have been divided into teams of four, and each team has been given themes- Indian Camp, Indian Kitsch, Western Camp, Western Kitsch. Our team ended up with Western Camp. And so, we have to decide on 5 looks that give an example of Western Camp and then dress up accordingly and create the background and find the props for the photo shoot!!

All I wanted to say was, "Hey, I'm no model dude! I'm a fashion designer for God's sake!". But then, at the end of the day, I had to agree that this was after all a fun activity and a really memorable experience. So, yeah my mind is now totally working overtime on this project as I think of all the endless possibilities with this photoshoot :)

And btw, while the photo shoot was going on today, we were supposed to stand around and watch...and supposedly learn something from it, but, I got really bored and decided to do a photo shoot for myself! Hehe So, with my friend's help, I managed to capture these pix. I know they're bad quality- courtesy, iphone. But, anyways, here they are:

I just wore this pink and grey striped tunic, blue jeggings, a Forever 21 two-tone open black and white cardigan and my fav black ballerinas. I just wore a hot pink over-size bangle to add some spunk. And a black hand bag... 

News and gossip about "Project Photo Shoot" to follow. So stay tuned folks...only on Channel SITMS! LOL

Buh- bye for now everyone :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Busy or lazy??

This week was mostly full of holidays... So, hardly attended classes and so...well, I got really lazy. I had this long break after a long time and I just felt like lazing around. And hence, I couldn't really find anything interesting enough for a blog post. I just spent the week completing all the pending assignments, starting with new assignments and in the rest of the time, just lazing around.... or, to anyone who asked me, "Too busy, too much work, la la la...". I know, I'm being too honest, so, showing even more honesty, here is what I've done over the week. And these are not really all, I just didn't find my other assignments picture worthy...

This is the Fahion Illusration assignment:

I know, it's not that great, but hey, I'm still learning!

 Anyways, here are the samples of two kinds of ruffles that I made:

Other than this I finished stitching seams, etc... although we had Garment Construction class this week, they didn't teach us anything new and just made us work on our pending works...

Now, I have my fingers crossed for the new week...hopefully it'll be more interesting and I get the chance to blog post more often this week.