Final major project 37 (Evaluation)

-Intentions

First of all I would like to talk about brief of my theme. In a word, it was absolutely great time. I enjoyed this project indeed. Even the time when I was choosing the theme was the most difficult part of this project for me. In fact, I was wanted to choose my first theme ‘Anti Racism’ as my main theme for FMP at the first. However, it is really huge and complicated topic also it is hard to express by fashion. So I changed mind and choose second theme ‘Fairy tales’. As a result, It was a good choice. I was interested in this kind of thing(something kind of fairy tales, like a fantasy) but it was the first time to study in detail. I didn’t realise that there are so many different fairy tales in the world more than I expected. There were plenty of fairy tales that I hadn’t heard before such as my main theme ‘The Princess and the pea’. That is why I choose this story as a main topic. It was new story for me, so all of things in this fairy tales were really interesting.

-Research

For getting research I bought a ‘Hans Andersen’s fairy tales’ from bookstore at the first. Inside of this book, there were lots of different Andersen’s fairy tales. Among them, the one attracted me strongly was ‘The princess and the pea’ . There were quite a lotof  good research sources in ‘The princess and the pea”. Especially the layers of mattress was really good source. It was quite easy to develop idea. It was easy but had a lot of potential to develop. Also for this theme, there were various fabric choice, any kind of fabric could be used(Even though it does, It doesn’t mean that I can buy any fabric. They are too expensive in UK.). So I went to big fabric market(Dongdaemoon fabric market) in Korea during Easter holiday. I knew that there are innumerable fabric and bedding shop. When I visited that place I could see so many beautiful layers of fabric and bedding. Besides of this place, I went to ‘Sattch gallery’ and V&A Museum during trip week. But they were really disappointed. There were not too many things that can relate to my theme. Overall, Nothing was better than Dongdaemoon fabric market.

-Development of ideas & Materials

For development of my idea, I tried to heap up fabric samples randomly. I did this thing quite a lot. And it was good process to develop ideas. I could see different shapes, layers and colour every single time. Based on that process, I drew some designs. I designed them by changing the direction, shape and size of the layers. And I drew some illustrations by using that design details. Let’s talk about materials that I used, to be honest, it was not too hard to choose what fabric I would use. As mentioned above, there was a wide choice of uses for fabric. But I wanted to express old atmosphere, so I bought yellowish beige colour fabric. I used the fabric that I bought to make top and first layer of skirt. For the second layer of the skirt I used patchwork on there, this work also didn’t care about fabric type, so it was simple.

-Reflection

I tried to record all process on my blog, but I am not sure that I did well. However, writing on blog was really good work. It was quite annoying work though, it was really helpful to increase my English writing skill. Not only about English skill but also it was good to remind myself when I get in stuck. And also it proposed me directions when I didn’t know what I have to do next. On the other hand, in case of sketchbook work, I don’t think I’ll ever get close to do sketchbook work. Sticking nice photos on sketchbook, making it look pretty, they are really not my area. Of course I tried these things, It doesn’t look very nice even for me.

However, I feel that it certainly improved compared to previous project because I had learnt from trial and error before, I didn’t do at least same mistake. And there is one more thing that has been improved. It is the time management which was one of my biggest problems. I think I have managed time quite well this time. There was no big pressure from shortage of time, and I worked with composure. Our time table that we made by ourselves before was really helpful. Actually, when I made the timetable, I wondered why I was doing it. But intermittently it reminded me what I had to do at that time. I think that I could managed time quite successfully because of the timetable.

 

 

-Conclusion

If I had more time or could do this project again, I would make more layers on the skirt for final dress and I want to make sketchbook more qualitative. They were regrettable point overall. The long project is finally going to over, after all. Actually I feel that nine months has gone quite quickly. For the past time, I got a lot of big and small experiences, sometime that was funny thing and sometimes it was really annoying thing. However, I think everything that was passed was a good experience and I have learnt many things from that experience. I am really looking forward our exhibition. I hope it will be great time.

 

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Final major project 36

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I choose final six photos edited on Photoshop and stuck them on sketchbook. But there are still few unsatisfactory points, so I am planning to edit them little bit more before make a board for exhibition. I think that I need to fix brightness to make more clear image. And the atmosphere of background looks little bit crude. Probably I can fix it by using Photoshop again.

The last image above is the exhibition plan. I will stick four photos on a visible place. And there will be a small explanation paper on left middle part of the board. It will explain about overall theme and brief idea development process. And just under the explanation there will be illustrations or collages lineup. But I am still considering what are going to be on there.

Final major project 35

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I finished Photoshop work today with my friend’s help. I choose these six photos as my final photographs. They will go on the board for FMP exhibition.

I like the last photo(just above one), the pose and my model’s face are really good so I wanted to take photo at my flat with the same pose but unfortunately, it was not really good with my bed. I don’t know why, but probably because of the light and the background colour I think. That was the only one regrettable point. However, I like my final photos a lot. The atmosphere of my flat worked quite well more than I expected. And I am so grateful to my model, she did really well and she was really passionate.

Final major project 34

I took photograph at our class today. These are all from there. Among these sixty photos, I will choose three to go on final board. Actually I already looked some good shots. And tonight at my flat, I will take photograph again. But at this time it will be with mood such as mattress, a bed and old atmosphere room. After take all photograph, I will start to fix them with Photoshop program. I will be really hard work because I am horribly poor at using Photoshop. I think I need my friend’s help. I hope to they have time to help me.

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Final major project 33

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Same as sample making process, I printed all of the making process and organised them on sketchbook. I will take photograph in as soon as possible and probably I should fix them by using Photoshop because I am a bad photographer.

After making the final outcome and organised them on sketchbook again, I felt quite proud myself. I feel that the long long life in this school is finally going to end.

Final major project 32

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Finally I finished making final piece. Firstly, I made one more layer. My model was not in school so I asked other friend to wear the garment to see the size and length. It was not fitted to her but I could see the overall. I think it will be fine to my model. And then I made all hems clear and sew the zip. For the last step, I am planning to take photograph at my flat. I have quite old mattress and furniture at my flat. I hope to get good photograph from my place.

Final major project 31

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I keep worked with final garment. First of all, I made a first layer and sew with the shirt. After that, I sew random fabrics on the second layer to make patchwork. And then I asked to my model to wear this garment to check the size and the length and overall atmosphere. It was not bad so far, the size was fitted and it goes with her quite well. I will make one more layer and sew all hems tomorrow.

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I bought some beige colour patterned fabrics. I choose these fabrics because I wanted to express the old mattress’s atmosphere on my garment so I thought this colour and pattern of fabric can show well that feeling.

I started to make final garment today. Based on the modification list from sample making, I extended the size of side pattern by 1cm. And I got a new zip that the length is enough to fit with that shirt. I feel that is more easy because I already did sample making.

Final major project 29

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I printed all of the sample making process in A4 paper and organised them on my sketchbook. While I am doing this, I could think about what I did, what I should do and what went wrong way. So I wrote a modification list on paper and reminded myself. With these modification list, I hope to make better one for final piece.

Final major project 28

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The images above are the last part of sample making process. This process was really helpful to find error. I found few things to fix. First of all, the size was little bit small for my model. I will extend the waist part of pattern to fix it. And the second error was the zip length. I measured the length of zip little bit short. So There was a empty space just over the waist line. For the last, I am still considering how I am going to express random fabric layers with the patchwork or that style of the last  image above. In fact, I am leaning toward patchwork to express layers.