There are no shortcuts to any place worth going

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Between September 2013 and May 2014 I had no life, but as they say, hard work pays off. Over these 9 months I had to complete my final year project for my Fashion Studies course at The University of Lincoln. The Final Collection was my first opportunity, within my 3 years at University, to design something entirely based on what I wanted to do. I had to complete a collection of 6 outfits inspired by my own concept.

Due to my love of bold prints and colour, I initially wandered towards the idea of a butterfly inspired collection. But as I began to design, I noticed my drawings were drifting away from the delicate; sheer feel of the butterfly wing and more towards a sharp, tailored look. With this in mind, I decided to create a collection focused on the contrasting differences between the aeroplane and the butterfly.

“Soaring: A contrasting collection inspired by the delicacy and detail of the butterfly against the clean, crisp look of the aeroplane.”

So after 9 months, 2 packets of sleepeaze tablets, a whole packet of plasters, numerous tearful phone calls home, 16 reels of thread, 29 metres of fabric and £1,627.94… I’m finished!

I want to thank my parents for the continuous love and support and the financial help, all four grandparents for the encouragement, my boyfriend and housemates for putting up with my 9 month strop, Spoonflower for their quick delivery in emergencies, my 6 models for displaying my work for my final critique, Jess for taking these beautiful photos and Sophie for looking beautiful in the photos.

Hallelujah!

 

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(Jumpsuit: Silk Linen from Whaleys BradfordPiping: Cotton Silk from Spoonflower, printed with my own design)

 

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(Shorts and Bralet: Couture Dupion Ivory from James HareShirt: Silk Satin from Whaleys Bradford digitally printed at the University of Lincoln with my own design)

 

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(Shorts and Raglan Sleeve Top: Feola Cotton from Whaleys BradfordPrinted Stripes: Kona Cotton from Spoonflower, printed with my own design)

 

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(Trousers and piping on shirtSilk Satin from Whaleys Bradford digitally printed at the University of Lincoln with my own design. Shirt and Stripe on Trousers:  Silk Linen from Whaleys Bradford)

 

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(Pocket DressCouture Dupion Ivory and Silk Organza from James HarePrinted Dress: Modern Jersey from Spoonflower, printed with my own design)

 

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(Panel Dress: Cotton Silk from Spoonflower, printed with my own design. Sheer Panels: Silk Organza from James Hare)

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going

  1. I thought the pocket dress was great!

  2. I love the Trousers and the Dress especially. Of course they won’t work in a house with animals. At least not with cats. Love the concept. Great Job!

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