Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Couture Design Complete

Last Thursday night was my last night of my Couture Design Class. We basically had three projects for the semester. The main project was constructing a corset, which was pretty much my life for the past few months. We also had a designer project, similar to a report on a biography you did back in high school. Lastly, we had a draping project, which was squeezed into a very tiny time frame, and made me want to pull my hair out... but it's done and I learned a lot... like how I am my own worst critic.
My final Project

My class was a great built in support system, mainly because the majority of us work full time and also take classes that require many hours of your spare time. By the end of a semester, we are all critical of our own work but quick to let every one else know how much we loved what the other had done. It's a sign of sweet support and also not so sweet exhaustion haha. I finished my dress after many struggles with creativity. I spent one entire class trying to work out a direction on the dress form. I left so frustrated and irritated... but after a Sunday-long sesh in the lab, I took out some black jersey and finished it in the nick of time. Check out some of the other finished garments from my kickin' Couture design class, some more couture than others (there seemed to be a rash of people wanting to make close they could wear).

What do you think of our final designs? We managed to pull them together in about 3 weeks time.


  1. That's very good design! :) Really cool! :)

    RE: commenting on my blog - it's still the same, via Disqus. Maybe it's just taking time to load like any Disqus widget like this one too :( Oh darn Disqus sometimes!

  2. Georgina CastellucciMay 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    So gorgeous - you are SO talented Amanda! (Please do not mistake my excitement for disbelief lol) xo

  3. those dresses are all so beautiful. You made the first one?? That's awesome :)

    <3 Lianna J @ Salem Style Crochet

  4. Your project came out so well!! Love the floral print. Great job!!

    xoxo, Diana ☠


  5. Nice work! You guys did a fabulous job!

    I've nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. I always look forward to reading your blog. http://stylemydreams.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/versatile-blogger-award/


  6. These are fabulous! I'm really loving the black jersey you added - I had only seen the floral on instagram, and the black really grounds it for me. (That draped black leather number is killer, too.)

  7. I know, that black dress was made of vinyl and was very Prabal Gurung-esque! Thanks for the compliments sweetie! <3


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