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Fashioning the Queer Self

October 30, 2012

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“what garment colours go with which complexion and at what age one must stop wearing V-necks and start round-necked clothes.” “If I had to choose something to wear I think it would be trousers, as a lesbian.” “I mean I saw a woman in a [gay bar] that had an Adidas top on, and it […]

Wrap Dress

October 30, 2012

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Front Back The wrap dress was a fun garment to make and the first one we made on the bias. It is not one of my favorites however, I enjoyed making a dress that can fit multiple sizes!

Desire and Dread: Alexander McQueen and the Contemporary Femme Fatale

October 24, 2012

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Stella!!!!!! & Stanley from A Streetcar Named Desire    Poision Ivy & Bane   Fear   When first reading the words “Femme Fatale” the first thing that triggered in my head was “one of Britney Spears’ albums!” Maybe not the best example of femme fatal, however still a very current world known superstar. I have seen the phrase used on occasion […]

Princess A-Line Dress

October 23, 2012

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Front Back The dress was fun to make! I like that we were able to make both and put them together. I was also happy we had more time to work on our project!

Embodying the Single Girl in the 1960’s

October 23, 2012

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Girls Being Force Fed for Marriage Barney’s 2012 Holiday Campaign 1950’s 1960’s Women have always had high standards based on dress and their look throughout history. In different regions all over the world “beauty” is defined differently. Such as in Africa when women go to a fat farm to literally gain as much weight as possible […]

Manliness, Modernity, and the Shaping of Male Clothing

October 18, 2012

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“Physique of the ancient Greek athlete provided a fitting template for the production of a rationalized modern wardrobe.” “Later pattern cutting systems abandoned a striving for the ideal in preference for the closer study of anatomy and geometry.” “There are men, and plenty of them, who change their clothes twice as often.” Most people when […]

Pegged Skirt

October 16, 2012

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    Cutting out muslin.   Folding the pleats before sewing them all together.   Front   Back The Pegged Skirt was really difficult for me to figure out. This was the hardest pattern to draft and complete for me personally thus far. I had trouble with some of the measurements and the fanning on […]