Tag: fashion design

Pattern Making the Barong Dress

I started the collection with the Barong dress as it is the most familiar and I know the parts that needs to go. It’s the one in which the design is finalized and will only be changed in details instead of the whole design. This is the starting block I used to start my pattern making for this ...

Fashion Film Inspiration

One of the end results of this project is a fashion film, regardless if I show at a catwalk or an exhibit. This is in collaboration with my film artist friend, Regine Panlilio. Most of my latest works and blogs are in collaboration with her and it’s just fitting that I finish my degree with ...

Making the frame

The weaving technique, just like any weaving techniques, will need a loom. Thankfully, the loom required for this project won’t be too intensive and only needs a few supplies. For a sample frame, I used a simple picture frame bought at a thrift shop and nails. But perhaps, I will have to make ...

Fabrics to Use

Main Fabric There isn’t much choice of fabrics I needed for this project. The main reason is that the fabric, for the most part, will be woven and made by hand using old clothes. I have with me a full bag and a box of old clothes ready to be used as this is often how this rag weaving is often ...

Model of a classic notch jacket

This is the preview of the patterns in a model in Adobe Illustrator. It is saved as a .ai file and cardboard is extendable. This is where pieces can be copied for manipulations or fixed. Ideally, however, there is a separate cutting table (a larger cardboard separate from this file) so as no to ...

Draped Sketches

Collaging wasn’t my strongest forte. However, in a project as such where sketching the fabric isn’t easy, collage is the best option. These are some of the sketches I made using the photos of the drapes I used in the draping stage of the process. I copied, twisted, flipped, and resized ...

Pinoy Inspiration for Tatsulok

Pinoy is a colloquial term for Filipinos, the people and culture of the Philippines, which is the main focus of this project. Specifically what it means to be a Filipino after colonization. The separation of social classes emphasizes the enduring effects of colonialism and therefore has great ...