After being basically dead from the flu since after the show, I spent monday night and tuesday morning making specs. Being the procrastinator I am, I didn’t think of how much work it would be, and even though I did some of them during easter, I still ended up working on them until six in the morning…

Earliest morning all year, and it was spent rolling rails around in the rain from 7:20 in the morning. Great start to preparations for the show.. As I was moving rails when all the models got handed out for dressing, I felt a but useless after this, but in the end I got to move three chairs and a table, so I guess I still got more to do than most other 1st years. Just as I gave up on the whole “having-something-to-do-thing”, Andreea called in a bit of panick, because the fitters had just put her silk dress in the bottom of the garment bag, and with a fabric that creases by just looking at it, you can imagine it wasn’t a pretty sight. I never thought ironing something would be a two man job, but as it turned out, I guess I was wrong…

Earliest morning all year, and it was spent rolling rails around in the rain from 7:20 in the morning. Great start to preparations for the show.. As I was moving rails when all the models got handed out for dressing, I felt a but useless after this, but in the end I got to move three chairs and a table, so I guess I still got more to do than most other 1st years.

Just as I gave up on the whole “having-something-to-do-thing”, Andreea called in a bit of panick, because the fitters had just put her silk dress in the bottom of the garment bag, and with a fabric that creases by just looking at it, you can imagine it wasn’t a pretty sight. I never thought ironing something would be a two man job, but as it turned out, I guess I was wrong…

After two days of frantically running around to get all the last details sorted, we spent the day finishing all the final touches. Getting everything steamed an ready for hand in. We picked up labels from Sonia and I sewed them on to every single garment, and glued them “neatly” on to all the shoes that are going in the show. I also handstiched chains on the insides of the lace dress, just to cover up the seams on the inside.. Took ages, but the results was pretty good, if I may say so myself. Especially considering how terrible I usually am doing anything manually.

At 5 o’clock the power was off, everything handed in, and ready for the show! Can’t wait to see everything up on the runway.

Today we finally got to Sonia while she was still in the office, and we picked up the big back piece for one of Andreeas jackets. It looks good, but the fabric isn’t best friends with thin embroidery details so you can’t actually see it very well unless you look really closely. However, considering how close up we’re working with these clothes, from how much I’ve seen it, it looks really good.

Today we finally got to Sonia while she was still in the office, and we picked up the big back piece for one of Andreeas jackets. It looks good, but the fabric isn’t best friends with thin embroidery details so you can’t actually see it very well unless you look really closely. However, considering how close up we’re working with these clothes, from how much I’ve seen it, it looks really good.

I yet again spent the day on 113 yesterday, only in the other direction. It got me to Egware, where I got the staff of Jersey Vogue pretty frustrated because I refused to leave without black fusing fabric.. In the end we came to an agreement, and I left with 4 meters of white fusing instead. I mean, it’s not meant to be visible, and Andreea said it was fine, so I guess it worked out after all. The rest of the day was spent making specs, and I’m still having a debate with myself whether illustrator is a friend or a foe..

I yet again spent the day on 113 yesterday, only in the other direction. It got me to Egware, where I got the staff of Jersey Vogue pretty frustrated because I refused to leave without black fusing fabric.. In the end we came to an agreement, and I left with 4 meters of white fusing instead. I mean, it’s not meant to be visible, and Andreea said it was fine, so I guess it worked out after all. The rest of the day was spent making specs, and I’m still having a debate with myself whether illustrator is a friend or a foe..

Waiting, and waiting, and waiting…

Today, we spent the day mostly waiting for things (hence the title..). We waited for the technician outside the embroidery room for nearly three hours, and when she finally came (from a meeting nobody knew about in the middle of her few office hours - argh!), all we got was some bad news about the time schedule, before we had to run to lasercut where we ‘lasered’ the prints we made on tuesday. I love seeing the laser work, and how things you have only seen on the computer screen suddenly appears in front of you. To be honest, it looked even better when it came out than I first thought, but then again that might just be the relief over everything going smoothly..

After a day full with invasion of personal space at the 113 while running errands, it was  nice spending an entire tuesday in the library doing designs to laser cut. Trying to get a lace design that still fits in with a theme of fetishism turns out to be a full day project but it turned out in the end it can be done. While the occasional chocolate break helped getting through the day, I still felt exhausted at 7, when I finally tumbled out of the library after a 11 hour long day. The project is exciting, and the designs are edgy, yet elegant, which I can’t wait to see the result of after these weeks of work.

After a day full with invasion of personal space at the 113 while running errands, it was ┬ánice spending an entire tuesday in the library doing designs to laser cut. Trying to get a lace design that still fits in with a theme of fetishism turns out to be a full day project but it turned out in the end it can be done. While the occasional chocolate break helped getting through the day, I still felt exhausted at 7, when I finally tumbled out of the library after a 11 hour long day. The project is exciting, and the designs are edgy, yet elegant, which I can’t wait to see the result of after these weeks of work.