3rd Semester Draping

We finally turned in our final garments yesterday!! Which I think might be the biggest relief since our draping final garments are usually our biggest final project every semester. 3rd semester draping at FIT focuses on soft silhouettes, so we were given this powered blue jersey and an optional navy blue to use as accents for our final garments. Normally in the NYC campus, we definitely do not get free fabric to make an entire garment, but because we are a much smaller group here in Florence, and since we do not have the convenience of the garment district, we do get our fabric for free, but without much say in what we want. And you might not be a fan of the fabric or the color or etc., but you can’t always get what you want,  but it does save you money! (I definitely spent a lot of money previously on fabric every semester just for my final garments.)

In one of my previous posts, I had a few photos of some classmates working on their final garments, and now here are the final products :)
{IFD2 – Anne Wagnor}
{IFD2- Gaysha Ruiz}
{IFD2- Honey Brahman}
{IFD2- Maggie Clappis}
{IFD2- Brittany Keener}
{IFD2- Katelyn Odom}
{some close ups}
{IFD2- 3rd Semester Final Garments}

We’ve got our most (what I think) stressful final out of the way, but now off to work on our fashion illustration final project due Monday along with our Fashion Past & Present final exam..!!

p.s- Super excited for our FITSA Holiday Party tomorrow @ Hard Rock Cafe :) Photos to come~

Tis the Season for Final Projects

It’s that time of the year when the weather starts getting cold and you know that the season of holiday songs, festive lights and Christmas trees, is just a few weeks away. In Florence, they hang lights like banners between buildings and as you look up you can’t help but feel the anticipation for the day when they turn the lights on. Another joy of the up coming season is the realization that final projects for classes are being started and finished. In first year semester one draping, the whole class has finished draping our final dresses and have started to cut them out and sew them. It is a bit like looking up at those lights waiting for them to turn on. I don’t know how my dress will look when it’s finished but the anticipation is killing me! It’s incredible to think that I have pulled from my head a design for a dress, have taken hours to puzzle the pieces together (much like those who find a tangle of lights from last year and have to untangle them without giving in to the desire to just cut their way through the wires) and now get to watch as my creation ‘illuminates’.  I cannot believe I am making my first draped garment in Florence…Thank you FIT!