I’ve been neglecting my blog for a while now, but a lot has been happening — mostly Christmas — so maybe I’ll be forgiven.
Anyway, I said I’d be posting about what I’ve been up to at school, so here we go. These are only the biggest things though, since we’ve done lots of small stuff along the way, and my newest project — a pair of trousers from a rather gaudy floral fabric — hasn’t been photographed yet.
Our school has its own studio, which is rather awesome, especially here in Finland during the winter, since we really don’t get much natural light at all. You can kind of tell from these pictures that some of the lights were missing (the more recent ones we’ve taken have been much better) or maybe I’ve just never actually taken pictures in a studio before :D . But I admit to nothing of course.
The most time-consuming project and my personal favorite this autumn was making a tailored skirt for my classmate Johanna — who in turn made me a skirt. It’s a short pencil skirt with a raised waistline, pockets, and a tiny belt-thing. She loved it, and I loved making it. The fabric was a bit annoying though, since it had the kind of texture that makes every piece of lint and thread want to stick to it forever.
A t-shirt with flutter sleeves I made for myself:
A fairly basic college jumper:
A colour-blocked tunic:
And a black summer dress thing, which was the product of our first “test”, in which everyone had to make the same garment according to very specific instructions, without consulting the teacher. The front seams looked much better live. In this pic they just kind of look like I forgot to iron them.
Overall, I’ve been very pleased with school, and my chosen career path. The things we make start from fairly simple looking stuff, since it’s all part of the process of learning to do things “right”. The focus is on quality, and I’ve learned a ton, even though I’ve considered my quality of sewing pretty high before.
So even though I may look a bit sad in photos, inside I mostly feel like over-excited Buffy when it comes to life right now.