My tie skirt
Hi there, I’m sorry, havn’t posted in over a week, how terrible of me! I have been swamped with an unbelievable amount of work as I’ve started a very exiting new fashion project last week. But hopefully, the work ahead will pay off! So to re-start a fresh week I thought I would open up with an old project back from my GCSEs.
In GCSE’s, as well as your coursework project, you have an exam around February time, which counts for 40% of the overall grade. You’re given a list of briefs to choose from that you can work on for 5 weeks, prior to the exam. During the exam, which is 5 to 10 hour long, you have to create the final piece that you’ve developed in the those last few weeks.
The brief that I choose was on a I decided to add the theme of recycling into the project as it would give me more developing options and therefore more points. So, as you can see from the following photos, I set myself to make a skirt out of my dad’s old Ties, I wanted the skirt to be based around a business environment but with a twist, so I used an old business skirt as a base, cut the main shape I wanted, and from then on, the positioning of the ties came naturally. Of course, I didn’t want my skirt to look dull, so I choose very colourful and intricate patterns. As I finished before the set time, I carried on by adding embroidery and embellishment to certain parts of the skirt, with buttons and beads.