Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Fashion Student


On the 21st of March my friend Barley (who owns Fabrications on Broadway Market) called me to say that she had a Fashion Design Student interested in commissioning an orange jumper dress for her final degree show coming up in May.

Miss v G working on the commission

I met with the student a few times before taking on and beginning the commission and each time I met  or spoke with her she either added on another piece of clothing that she wanted knitting, shortened the  completion deadline or increased the number of yarns to be used in the pieces!

In short the commission became four pieces:

1) Orange Jumper Dress - with reflective trim
4) Orange & Pink Cardigan - with reflective and other threads woven in


 
the materials and tools used



All to be completed before the 28th of April - click the links above to find out how I got on!


And now the pieces have all been modelled and photographed properly! (below is her whole collection)




Orange & Pink Cardigan


Knitted on 15mm, 10mm and 2.75mm needles



April 12th - began knitting back panel



 
April 13th - finished knitting back panel



April 14th - began knitting front panel



April 15th - front panel progression



April 16th - finished knitting front panels



April 16th - began knitting sleeves





Sleeve Detail


April 17th - finished knitting sleeves



April 18th - assembled panels






Had Fun Trying the Cardigan on People!



Miss v G in the Cardigan



April 19th - began knitting trim



April 22nd finished knitting trim, knitted back shoulder panel and sewed onto cardigan






Commission Complete!



Total hours: 64



Silver Bra

Knitted on 4.5mm and 2.75mm needles



April 2nd - knitted outline


April 3rd - knitted cups


April 4th - knitted side panels


April 9th - sewed outline and side panels together


April 11th - sewed cups in



Commission Complete!



Total hours: 25


Reflective Pink & Silver Skirt

Knitted on 8mm and 2.75mm needles


March 31st - began knitting


April 1st - unravelled and re-knitted front panel


April 5th - received extra materials, knitted back panel & sewed together


April 6th - knitted trim and sewed on




Commission Complete!


Total hours: 32