So today is my second attempt at the bodice pattern.
The first attempt went well in my opinion but the sewing didn't turn out so well. I ended up with a gaping arm hole.
The causes? Wrong measurements of any of:
Bust point, Bust, nape to waist, full front length, across chest,... phew!!! (who sent me biko?)
My head says I should've kept quiet and merrily went on my way. My brain says Whatever is worth doing, is worth doing well.
So I keep at it.
We must get there.
Fingers crossed - I have submitted.
Don't get confused. GPD 2 is basically what you see on the runway and say wow! I wan't to be a fashion designer. This moves you through the steps that makes you, you know, a designer. Essentially, what makes you special.
This gives you the techniques that you may need to style an outfit. And of course you can't just style a dress without first styling your pattern. A designer needs to be able to look at the pattern before the cloth is made and say 'i need to do this and not this', instead of wasting your precious time, money and energy on trowing expensive fabrics away and making another costume before the runway show.
I know you're thinking, what will happen if someone sees my clothes and wants to buy it? Would i have to sell the one cloth i spend hours sweating for? Well no, if you don't want to. Ginani allows the designers to be able to make clothes for a mass number of people without any waste of time. This is what grading is for. Grading is a master technique that allows the designer to make thousands of clothing for thousands of people at the same time.
I'm sure after telling you the secrets to mass production you're asking yourself, what else do i need? Well fellow mates, you need to understand who you are selling to. You may be thinking, well i studied marketing in college. When you are selling to potential buyers in any given country you need to know what to design for them.
This turns your basic block into a really complicated and sophisticated design making you a fashion god and completely copy proof.
If you ever get stuck or confused on what to do next or where to start from. Ginani has come up with a way to make it easier for you to get around. You can find your available courses on the course page which you will see after you pay for GPD 1
This is the beginning step of any successful fashion designer today, that is why it is the first in the list.
Pattern making basics:
Of course we weren't going to tell you to stick to running the machine for long. Don't worry if you're not perfect because no body started perfect. In this section you will learn about measurements an pattern making.
Bodice pattern making:
Have you ever wondered how clothes are made? Well apart from the sewing and taking of measurements some thought has to be formed of how to style the desired cloth. That is why you need a bodice pattern. Apart from the accurate way it fits all people with the system we offer, it also gives the designer room to make changes without wasting fabrics.
Now it's time to go back to sewing to learn how to sew the seams and the already cut clothes.
Skirt pattern making and design:
After sewing the basic bodice, you as a designer needs to sew other clothing items and a good place to start is skirts. If you want to sew men's wear feel free to jump this step.
Trouser pattern making and design:
This is slightly more complicated than the skirt. But as a designer it will be so much more easier.
Our Student Busayo Taiwo is shortlisted for African Fashion Week!!
This is Busayo
She has done very well for herself. Congratulation Busayo!
Here are some of her designs.
They are all so lovely!! What do you think?
As advised by the instructor, I have completed my 3 days fasting and prayer. I was continually practicing and It seems to have paid off, as my machine control is now better. Have a look and let me know what you think.
This course is proving things o. I got cardboard paper previously but now realize I need to either join 2 to be able to do the bodice pattern or get brown paper.
Brown paper proving difficult to get. Most likely I am not looking in the right places. Before I find one, I will join 2 cardboard papers together.
As we are naturally selfish, I decided to use my body measurements for the assignment but I think the person doing my measurements is not doing it accurately. Oh well, I think I will settle for using my helps measurement as practice pending when I get someone to accurately measure me.
Hopefully I should be able to do the bodice pattern assignment this week.