Thursday, July 1, 2010

School's Out For Summer!

Finally schools out and Summer is here! I've been out of school for a month already, pretty sad that I'm mentioning it now. But a contributing factor of my absence here has been because of school. I just finished and passed (yay) a patten making class! That class was so much work at the beginning I was ahead in the game but by the final weeks the work was piling up! Thankfully I aced my finals and passed the class! Our main final was to come up with your own design that your capable of doing, create the pattern and sew it up.
I received many compliments on my dress, especially on the fabric! It's a late 1940's/ early 1950's inspired design. The bodice has a yoke on bottom with gathers under the bust and is attached to a full circle skirt. The fabric is a light weight cotton floral, which makes the skirt flow beautifully. It's a perfect summer dress, it's breezy and sweet! As soon as my instructor saw the sketch she said "It's very Victoria." It's funny how everyone's design totally reflected their personalities and style. You could have picked out who's design was theirs!

To conclude the school year and to showcase the graduating students in the fashion program the my school held their annual Gold Thimble Fashion show! This years show took place on the roof top and I'd have to say It was one of the best shows yet!! The event turned out awesome! I was impressed by everyones designs given that they constructed everything themselves! And with this year's them being an ode to Tim Burton I surely wasn't going to miss it!
The runway with the Downtown skyline behind it.
Some of My Favorites
My absolute Favorite designs were down by my friend Daniel M.! They were incredible and very retro!
Here they are!
I know it's blurry but that's Daniel with the model wearing his fabulous interpretation of the "Edward Scissorhands" costume for the Tim Burton theme! He received so many awards that night.
My Outfit
That was me playing around when I got home, haha! It's not that great a photo of the entire outfit so here's another with my friend and classmate Mint! I love her dress, hair and clutch! This girl is always fierce!
My dress and shoes are from Ross. The purse (1940s) and fur collar(1960s) are Vintage. My trustee sweater is a hand me down from my Grandma and my jewelry is a hand me down from my Great Aunt.
Until next time, ~Victoria
(All photos by. Victoria Inez Rivera)

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