Saturday, 24 March 2012

First Garment Design...

The following image shows the initial stage of one of my garments for my 'Neglect' project. The dress is made up of over 8 pieces of fabric, in which they have been produced on both a standard and chunky gauge domestic knitting machine. I have used a variety of techniques with which each of the smaller pieces making up the garment are all entirely different. The dress consists of pieces that have been knitted in different directions along with different sizes to create a sense of distortion and unexpectedness. 

I aim to extend the dress to almost floor length and finalise the solid black hem around the neckline to add a sense of order and intention to the finish of the garment. 

Friday, 23 March 2012

Large manipulated knitted fabric...

This piece of fabric is made up of two smaller samples. It is an example of how I would like to create my garment, by using smaller pieces to construct one large unexpected and unplanned garment. As the fabric construction is a very intricate and lengthy process, it is difficult to design a garment structure with the normal technologically aided design. It will need more of a manual trial and error approach, whereby, as the fabric begins to grow, I will pin it on a mannequin to help identify my next move. This procedure allows the garment to become more abstract and less obviously 'designed'.