Friday, September 18, 2009


TGIF!  It's been a long week.  Soft Silhouettes draping class was first this morning.  We started draping pants.  I've drafted a pants pattern based on measurements before, but never draped pants.  We get to use the funny looking full body mannequins so there are legs to work around.  Prof. Renzulli warned us about setting them up too high because they can fall over easily and they are very heavy.  Poor Angela barely touched hers during the lecture and it fell right over, taking out some stray T squares along the way.  I was afraid it was going to be a domino effect of mannequins but the loud crashing stopped with hers.  We all laughed - it was just an accident but the timing was funny after he had just mentioned the danger!  Angela was cracking me up that morning anyway saying that the bags under her eyes are going to be her new accessory for the fall.  What a week.

Setting up for denim rendering in Fashion Art & Design

In the afternoon we worked on indicating denim in our illustrations.  That was fun - learned a couple techniques including etching over a piece of crisp new denim to actually show some of the diagonal lines.  I'll have to post a picture of my denim ladies once I finish.

My Friday night was WILD.  I got groceries because we were out of toilet paper.  I picked up some yummy healthy Korean food for supper, then went to the workroom for a while with Angela, MaryAnn and Katherin.  I didn't last very long there because I was tired enough that I seemed to be making more mistakes than progress!  I headed home and tried to explain to all the young'ns on my floor that I was too tired to go out with them and I went to bed at a decent time.  It felt good.


  1. You forgot to mention that you painted the fabric of the skirt you are wearing! Its amazing!

  2. Ha! Well it was in my portfolio - maybe that's why they let me into this crazy program!