A Collection By Rosie Blay

A collection by Rosie Blay for A/W 2011/12

Friday, 18 March 2011

I've created these little swatches using the actual fabric samples i have at home. This particular sample is a sample of french knitting i have done.

This is my first finished garment. This is a gathered faux leather skirt. I am very proud of this piece and I think its going to look great on the catwalk.
I'm currently working on my portfolio. These are my colour boards, i'm not too sure of which one to use.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Reloved Young Designer Of The Year

"The catwalk show features some of the Uk's most 'ethically aware' designers and retailers. The event will culminate in the live final for the 2010 Young Designer  of the Year, with a catwalk of the final designs all created from charity shop donations."

This is my vintage inspired garment from last years fashion show.

I've been looking at Vogues online website and came across this dress when looking at the trends. I think its absolutely stunning and i love the detailing around the neck.

My collection

I'm currently in the process of producing my collection. I have 12 pieces in my collection and I'm currently working on 5. I have completed one garment, which is the leather gathered/pleated skirt. I have sewn this to a size 12. I've lined and hemmed it and inserted a zip. At this moment in time I'm working on another skirt which is of a similar style. It's to the knee is is a browny camel coloured skirt, I have toiled this with a zip and lining and is ready to make up in the proper fabric. The third garment I have started it on is my body-con dress I have made the pattern and have made a start on the toiling, this will be made up in a stretchy lilac fabric. I have started also making my patterns for a shirt and a pair of pants but have not made a start with pattern cutting. I will be looking to continue with all this things this week. I have also started with my knitting as this is the main focus of my collection. I have started knitting two scarfs one using a french knitting technique and one using a normal knitting with a plain stitch and a purl. These two scarfs are in the process of being made. I have also started knitting a jumper for my collection using the same wool as one of the scarfs, I haven't made a big start on the jumper as I'm have some technical difficulties with it. One thing I am worried about with my collection is the colour palette, I feel I have a lot of mixed colours and I'm worried they might not flow into one another too well.