A (Regrettable) Leap Through Time or Sportswear: Slave to the Schedule

March 15, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More

So in an effort to catch up on my work, (and embarrassingly enough, I have a ton of work to catch up on) I decided to stay in my classroom till 2 (that’s AM, people!). After all, what better way for a twenty-something college student to spend her Saturday night, after having been “attacked” by a storm, because she just had to pick the worst looking day this month to go buy fabric?  Low and behold after working diligently till 2, packing up my belongings and transferring the contents to my locker, I look down at my watch (check that: cell phone) and see that it is now in fact 3 am.

Damn you, daylight savings!

Saturday night's 5-star accomodations...

Saturday night's 5-star accomodations...

Alas, too late to travel, I was forced to retire to the FITSA lounge for the evening. Yes, my friends, I spent the night in school (not my first, mind you).  Boy, there’s something about sleeping on a State University of New York-owned couch that makes you feel like you’ve really accomplished something… so why aren’t I done?

Just so you can panic right along with me, (your empathy is much appreciated, by the way) here’s a schedule of due dates you can keep referring to, compliments of my professor (along with some delightful asides, compliments of moi!):

MONDAY MARCH 15, 2010: COME TO CLASS WITH FIRST OUTFIT COMPLETED , HEMS ARE THE ONLY THING LEFT, TO FIT YOUR MODEL. START DRAPING OR DRAFTING YOUR SECOND OUT FIT. (For the record, I’ve actually chosen to work on my two looks simultaneously, so even though I presented not one finished look but rather two half–let me give myself more credit here, 2/3rds–completed, I feel that I’m actually ahead of schedule. Cheers to that!)

MONDAY MARCH 24, 2010: SECOND OUTFIT SHOULD BE ON ITS WAY TO COMPLETION, 50% DONE (this is where I have an advantage (check that: cue maniacal laughter))

SPRING RECESS: MONDAY MARCH 29, 2010 – SUNDAY APRIL 4, 2010 (USE THIS TIME WISELY) (Rough translation: “YOU WILL BE SPENDING ALL YOUR FREE TIME IN CLASS”)

WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 2010 AFTER YOUR SPRING RECESS, COME TO CLASS WITH MOST OF YOUR GARMENT COMPLETED

WEDNESDAY APRIL 7, 2010 SECOND OUTFIT DUE

MONDAY APRIL 12, 2010 CRITIC PICKS OR AWARD WINNER FOR THE CLASS/START WORKING ON YOUR THIRD OUTFIT

WEDNESDAY APRIL 14, 2010: BFA JUDGING DAY FOR ALL CLASSES

MODEL FITTING DATE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

THURSDAY APRIL 29, 2010 BFA FASHION SHOW

THIRD OUTFIT DUE MONDAY MAY 17, 2010 (This is where it gets interesting, I happen to be doing the Cotton Inc. Competition–which I’ll blog about in a future post—so that is what I count as my third outfit and thus will be due, say, April 12, with the other two. The pressure is way on.)

THANK YOU

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Here now is a [lame], random breakdown of a very basic cutting process that we all go through here. It’s what I’d been doing up until I had to check in to Motel FITSA. This is just to give you an idea of how I’ve spent a good chunk of my time these past few nights, aside from sewing, obviously.  If you’re a fashion student (or an avid viewer fashion design reality shows) you’ve seen this before; but the workroom novice might find this interesting.

These will be the pants for my second look. The fabric is a beautiful stretch wool suiting. I’ll post a photo of the finished product soon.
(Check that: Here now are my [pointless] visual aids, for which a co-ed’s blog should never be without. Stay tuned for more!)

Step 1: Laying out the fabric

Step 1: Laying out the fabric

Step 2: Laying out the patterns

Step 2: Laying out the patterns

Step 3: Tracing the pattern

Step 3: Tracing the pattern

Step 4: Cutting out the pieces

Step 4: Cutting out the pieces

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  1. Dani says:

    SO TRUE! re: spring break. i was thinking of going on a 3 day camping/hiking trip and i can’t even do that! glad to say i’ve never camped out allll night at FIT. i admire you.

  2. Yissel says:

    Dude, I’m just glad I don’t have to make “custom graph paper.” You’ll have to show me how this is done.

    I actually had a friend who stayed with me and as she saw me settling down for the night (throwing my coat over my head) she mentioned to me that she happened to have….wait for it….a pillow in her locker. Now why didn’t I think of that?

  3. stephanie says:

    We should have an FIT sleepover party one weekend!

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