All we could talk about in class today was about how fast we think time flew. The three weeks at FIT went by so quickly! It’s amazing how much we’ve learned. Although I am sad about the conclusion to this fantastic adventure, I am overjoyed with how much I’ve accomplished… from my fully completed dress to the additions to my portfolio! During the last day in my Manual Pattern Making and Sewing class, we franticly tried to finally muster together our beautiful dresses. In my last few blog posts, they have consisted of brief segments of the making of our dresses! Momentarily I will show you the vast completion of my very first dress EVER. And personally, I think I did a fairly good job given the fact that this is practically the first time properly managing and working a sewing machine!… Even if these machines did go 400 miles/hour.
During the process (pre-zipper)
Finally cut out of the pattern!
The sewing machine that didn't like me. Haha
My completed dress.
During the time when I was unwillingly struggling with my dress, I realized that there were so many completions that just blew my mind.
Other then the success and outcome of my Pattern making class, I’ve also received a few pointers on how to be prepared for college/university. Since FIT is one of the top colleges I would like to attend, it is super important to know that my portfolio is relevant and is something that sums up what colleges are looking for. In order to depict that, it’s good to have it reviewed by people who have been through the process, and know all about it. And the perfect person would be a graduate of FIT, who in fact was our professor. Once he examined my existing (non-completed) portfolio, he stated that some pieces I had needed to be defined and purposed. For example, I had designed the front of a postcard, and the smart thing to do would be to complete the back side, including the format of an actual postcard. Overall, everything was great, but its never too late to add more, thus creating a stronger reason for the course. During our time in that classroom, we worked on collages, creating an ad (shown in previous blog posts), coming up and conceptualizing marketing ideas, knowing and realizing what kind of designer you are and doing things that are unusual, just because not everything in the art and design world is conventional, so it’s good to step out of your usual box of 2B pencils and pencil crayons.
Presentation of self-portraits.
Self portrait I created with photoshop paintbrush mediums. I drew it, scanned it... and then colored the whole thing on photoshop.
Everything has to come to an end, but hopefully this won’t be the end to my time at FIT. We shall meet again!
View from my Design class, D building.
Outfit of the day! (Fashionpanoramic.blogspot.com)
Forever 21 bronze necklaces
Thrifted Vintage Levi cut-off shorts
Thrifted fur cropped sweater
Thrifted head scarf (Used as a bow tie in the first picture)
DSW gold loafers (The shoes are not shown in this OOTD, but I wore them with white lace socks)
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