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No rest for the wicked. Having handed in the dress designs straight back to the shirt project. Feel like I made a big break through this week as I got my toile finished. Here it is:

My design includes a very prim peter pan collar and long bishop sleeves with lots of gathering at the cuff. The idea is that the bottom of the sleeve will hang over the cuff creating a very distinctive sleeve.

I then started experimenting with how to arrange my origami flower accessories:

And more flowers:

And all of the flowers:

At the moment I am thinking that an asymmetric arrangement will work best. I may also look at reducing the size of the largest origami flower as it just seems a bit too overpowering.


After a busy weekend I have now finished my 4 A3 presentation boards for the talk on Wednesday presenting my designs for a dress for Harvey Nichols Autumn/Winter 08/09.

Mood-board and samples:



And Final design…

Just need to get the PowerPoint presentation focusing on the design process together and we’re on the home run.


My design process for designing the dress is based on looking at key trends for Winter 08

  • Ruffle
  • Pussy bow

Once I had the basic designs I scanned these and my fabric samples into my computer. This allowed me to explore different combinations and select the strongest designs.

Design 1:

Designs 2 & 3:

Designs 4 & 5:

Design 6: