Monday, September 24, 2012

Zero Waste; Fashion Repatterned

No Waste Patternmaking
Zero Waste Exhibit, The Columbia Chronicle, Exhibition catalog
 Echo Magazine

Tim Blokel Photography

Photo taken by Arti Sandhu during Critique

Wearing the skirt myself

In school, I took a really amazing class with a really awesome instructor, Arti Sandhu. Boy, did she challenge me! She was not about to let me stay safe and make classic clothing! The class was called, Fashion; Theory and Practice. The challenges that Arti came up with were not only challenging, but they were relevant. The class was almost like a season of Project Runway! The class was very conceptual; we studied how Fashion embodies the Zeitgeist, or the Spirit of the times.  I remember discussing how wasteful "fast" fashion can be, how fashion is ever changing, never static. Needless to say, the class was very inspiring.

I just wanted to share with you the third project I completed during the class, Zero Waste; Fashion Re-patterned. My garment was chosen to be featured in the windows on Wabash Ave. in conjunction with the show........... What an honor!

What I did was take several yards of vintage fabric I found in my mom's basement and create a pencil skirt. The Challenge; Having zero fabric waste!!! So, I did not make one single cut into the fabric! I simple sewed darts on top and bottom, and stitched in a zipper. Simple, yet effective!

The process....


Video of Arti talking about the Exhibit.

The Exhibit featured on ABC news.

What do you think about "fast" fashion and it's impact on our environment?

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