When I choose garment 1, I was thinking about making something easy—-I was wrong. I first bought this hoodie because it was merch from one of my favorite anime—Osomatsu son. I used to have all five color of this hoodie, but I get off the other four when I moved to New York. It is more of a souvenir than a piece of clothing to me, so I shall have a better use of it. Both Garment 1 and 2 are made with 100% cotton, different technology turned them into a soft stretchy meterial, and the other one un stretchable hard denim. The most challenge part was sewing the hood of the hoodie. Though I’ve done sewing before, I’ve never sew a hood, It’s hard to connect it to the main body while the body is closed. However, the most time consuming part was not sewing, taking apart garment 1 was. Unlike garment 2, the stitch in garment 1 was complicated which abandoned tearing with one drag.
Deconstructed garment 1Deconstructed garment 1
I actually enjoyed this project, especially when the fabric of garment 2 isn’t enough to rebuild garment, redesign it by giving up parts was fun. I am pretty satisfied with the waistband across the body. I realized there is no human head can go through the original hoe of the hoodie without stretching out the fabric, I have to open the front, which is a ugly line. In order to hide it, I used leftover fabric——the waist band, and giving a addition decoration to the piece, and it turned out nicely. I think of space and futuristic movie when I look at it.
I have a deeper understanding of the characteristic of different fabric——it cause a huge difference to the final result. I thoughts on design also changed briefly. Before I started this project, I got bored reading the instructions. There are no design elements, we were Justin’s going to practice our sewing skills. Then I get to use the limited fabric to “rebuild” a existed structure, it turned out never two thing could be the same. Design isn’t creating things from nothingness; we are standing on giant’s shoulder.