Tops from the DALENA series such as the JOVITA top are made-upon-order so the shoulders and length are adjusted according to your size 🙂 Price also varies (from 4.5k-6k) depending on the amount of Inabel fabric used.
*Inabel is a beautiful handwoven textile from Ilocos often used as an heirloom.
Featuring an embroidered + silkscreen skirt (kind of but not really because I used dye and not paint and it was more block printing than silkscreen (it was the start of quarantine and I had no materials ok)).
Tbh, I looked up so many swimsuits but I ended up adjusting the pattern and changing some details of a swimsuit I already had because the fit was good.
Flatlays / Printmaking
In this version I’ve already made the prints but you should actually start off with the plain tech sketch then the actual patterns and grading. Then scale the patterns digitally before you make the prints. Esp if the prints you’re making are figures/art like Sandra Dee. If you don’t, if you start off with the prints you’ll end up rescaling your work and possible deforming it.
Luckily for me, this is a swimsuit so the patterns are fairly simple– it’s stretch which is a pain but sublimation-wise it’s good.
I also suggest separating them into elements so that when you scale-to-print you can rearrange to what looks best. And in case you need to edit it’s easy. See this:
I miscalculated how long the crotch is so thank heavens for layers because otherwise it would be pain to add on the rest of her torso. By the way, this sketch is the fashion sketch figure: 9-head, so laying it out here is more for reference for the manufacturer and my prof.
Scaling the Prints for Sublimation
As you can see, unfortunately, I still didn’t add enough of her torso to cover the swimsuit but c’est la vie, there’s allowance anyway and it’s not like that area is obvious.
Another mistake and why you should scale first before making the print: Sandra’s hair got cut off :((
Also I forgot to add the necklines for these two oml
Another note: you can choose to keep those lines for when the suit is printed as a guide for the sewer but I wouldn’t– the lines are thicker irl, there’s no guarantee you scaled it properly so if it’s smaller than the actual pattern you’re dead, fabric sometimes shrinks during printing, and it’s just not necessary. Make sure you provide a guide lang.
IMPORTANT NOTE: sublimation can fade and in the case of swimsuits it probably will. Mine still looked great but the color did fade a little bit because it’s stretch and I think we got the wrong fiber content.
Back in Paris, when fashion shows were limited to half a dozen people, the news about brands was spread through magazine publications, photographs. But as television became more widespread, you’d think it would fulfil the role fashion shows once held. Not quite. Shows became public events but they were still exclusive, reserved for the crème de la crème with a recording released later on.
Fashion and film have always been separate.
Don’t get me wrong: there have been films for fashion, but they were mostly features or ads. And fashion is frequently inspired by cinema: The themes in Batman were frequently revisited by designers such as Thierry Mugler, The Blonds, and Jeremy Scott.McQueen’s shows were routinely inspired by various films he watched. One show referenced Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, another was named after Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, one was even titled Supercalifragelisticexpialidoscious from Mary Poppins. His shows were known for their theatricality. I haven’t even gotten to movies such as Cleopatra and Gone with the Wind.
Rather, fashion has never felt the need to create films at par with their shows: and why should they? Again, they had shows. It garnered more than enough media attention.
Until 2020 hit.
Brands are now on equal footing. There are no longer the monetary limitations that come with holding a show or the exclusivity that buys them their notoriety. We are sharing the same global platform. Makes you wonder how that void will be filled.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for what’s next.