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Sandra Helsley
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Fashion Designs
This semester I've had many chances to take my pencils to paper and create some of my own designs. It's difficult to come up with one decent outfit, never mind several at a time, as a full-time designers do! I think I'll stick with pattern manipulation, but...
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Patternwork: Bodices
Midterm season is upon us once again, which seems like a good time to stop collecting photos of work I've done this semester, and start posting them! When learning the basics of pattern making, we start by working on women's bodices: the sleeveless, upper p...
Patternwork: Bodices
Patternwork: Bodices
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SF Industry Visits: February 19th
This was the last full day trip visiting local shops in San Francisco, and while it's nice to have my weekends back again, I'm going to miss learning about all of the local fashion businesses in the area. I suppose I'll have to get real-world experience, ne...
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DIY tutorial for a literal ironing board! Seriously this style is the best ironing board I have ever used.

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The Best Ironing Board Ever
Our classrooms at school have got the best damn ironing boards I have ever used, hands down. I hate normal ironing boards. I always manage to get my fingers caught in some lever, and nothing ever really gets flattened properly. But these boards are The. Bes...
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SF Industry Visits - February 5th
Two weeks ago, I posted the photos I took from my class industry visits in San Francisco , and since we're about to go visit some more places tomorrow, it seems fitting to finally post about the visits we made on February 5th. On this trip, we visited:  - L...
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Illustration - Watercolour
Now that school has started again, I was able to get a hold of my final project for the fashion illustration class, which was my first real attempt with watercolour paints. I didn't post it before, because I had spent so much time with this painting that I ...
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Illustration: Polka dot sweater and feather dress
I just finished this illustration: Although by "finished," I actually mean "I stopped myself from adding any more to it before I ruined it." I am by no means a real artist! I am fairly happy with what I've been turning out for this class, but it takes a lot...
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Illustration: Legs and Faces
I'm doing a bit of catch-up with posting, since the first month of classes has completely thrown off my blogging schedule. I haven't sewn anything since the last wedding we went to, but hopefully I can rectify that next week, before the next onslaught of as...
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Dart Manipulations
Dart manipulation is magical. Using a basic sloper or master pattern, you can do all sorts of things to the placement of each dart, which completely changes the look of the garment without changing the overall fit. Even a simple change can let you do someth...
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Dart Manipulations
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