My Final Major Project was the last project [as the title would suggest] I did in the course, and we were meant to make our own brief for the project.
So, thinking that I wanted something in the final show that you'd look at and go "Oh, that's Andii's work!", I decided to base my whole project on the theme of 'MONOMANIA', which, much like the brand that I stole the name from, would be all about monotonous garments, which in turn would allow me to use my favourite thing in the world - polka dots.
As most collages in the UK seems to have, the FMP was followed by an exhibition by all the art/graphic/fashion students, and the presentation was included in the mark. For my show, I wanted it to look somewhat like a shop window. I thought I achieved that pretty well.
I was stuck the darkest of corners, and I'm still butthurt about being stuck in a corner with all the art students work, but overall I'm proud how this worked out.
[Also, the secret to the perfect poof = paper petticoats ;D]
The dress is possibly the best sewing I've ever done, it's made from dyed cotton and lined in black polycotton, with white cotton piping around the neckline and under the bust, and white cotton back ties.
You can see the steps of construction handily here on my Tumblr.
Watercolour illustrations that I did in about an hour the night before the show was up.
The most hastily done photo shoot in the world.
I really, really am not good at photography. But regardless of that, my model, Courtenay, looks absolutely adorable in lolita, so I'm sure you can overlook it.
And as a bonus, I got really excited about leaving the house for the first time in a long time, so I decided to dress up for the private viewing of the show, in an outfit to match my show!
I'm thinking of selling this dress, because I put far too much work into it to cut it up into something else, and it certainly won't fit me [I'm going to hazard a guess at saying it's a size UK 10], so I want it to go to a good home where someone will wear it and give it some love!
It does, however, need to be fixed at the moment and a new zip inserted into it because it ripped as I attempted to get in onto the stockman, as well as a few more adjustments such as taping the seams that are visible in the dress.
So what sort of price should I ask for it? I have no feedback or anything for buying, selling or even feedback as a seamstress, so I'm not really expecting to get all too much for it.
Thank you for looking!