Author: Aurea

The Ube Dress

When the pressure of a deadline and influences from tutors disappeared, I formed better ideas for my design concept that I wished I had thought of during class times. The Ube Dress was basically the result of having a zen mind space. It was a culmination of everything I researched about in my final ...

Embracing the good things in life

Life is fickle. Last year I was drowning in the “I don’t knows” and the ”whys” trying to survive every day, reminding myself that life is good and that I am lucky to have what I had: a house, a job, a university degree, a family. The past two years emphasized how vulnerable we all are. If we were ...

Final thoughts for my final year

A cube of various colors organized in 3 by 3 set with the rest of its color clan at their respective sides sits daring anyone passing by to mess up its neatness. A daredevil comes along, picks up the the cube, light in their grasp, dared to twist the colors off various sides. A row of red would ...

Editing the Barong Dress in CLO3D

This is the first time I used CLO3D program. I always knew about it but never had the chance to try it out. and since there were only 30 days of trial I can use, I timed it so I can use it for this project. That is if the program is straight forward enough. It took a bit of tutorials before I got ...

Making the Terno Dress

The first mentoring session, I knew I needed to ask about the lineup and improve it a little bit. I took Sue’s suggestion to lengthen the dress and make it a maxi length to create drama. Who knew adding a few more centimeters can change the look of a garment. (I always forget this sort of ...

Terno Sleeve Pattern Making

After years of rummaging the Internet for tutorials and information on how to make a Terno sleeve, I have finally found the best tutorial that show how to pattern make and also sew this sleeve. I also bought a book (still in the possession of my sister in the Philippine, in which she took photos of ...

Promotional Ideas

The promotional part is a collaborative work with my dear friend Regine Panlilio, who’s been on board with this project since day one. Actually, since second year. I’ve let her have free reign in the media part of the project, visualize it her way, but keeping in line with the ...