Revamping Blog and Website

Final Collection HGDrake Final Collection HGDrake

There is going to be fabulous and wonderful things which will be happening here at HGDrake HQ!

There shall be a schedule of blog posts starting soon, posts will be (well) posted every Tuesday and Thursday with a delightful range of hot topics from How I Style my DIY all the way to pattern cutting book reviews, something for everyone.

Plus tones of new things to look forward to, which I cannot yet share with you all.

For now above please have a gander at some photographs from my graduating portfolio and final collection!

 Thanks

Hannah x

Long time no type…

It has been a while since I have posted on here due to the amount of crazy stress throughout the 3 year so far!
It’s just getting started!
As a result of this I thought I would update you on my progress so far for my Pre-FMP Collection.

Sneak Peek

Digital PrintI do not want to give too much away as currently still working my behind off to finish what I need to achieve before heading back after Christmas. I hope you like what you see so far, let me know in the comments below.

Lingerie Experiments…

I have dabbled in corsetry and now that I have finished university for this year, over the summer I wanted to experiment with a different field of design, so I chose lingerie! It’s mainly thanks to my friend Camille really… She loves lingerie. She got me thinking that I would like to try to have ago.

Firstly, I looked on Amazon to try to find a pattern cutting book and maybe a book which helps with construction, I stumbled across this book below. ( And yes another one added to my library! ) I briefly read some reviews and brought it!

Lingerie Trail 6 Lingerie Trail 5The instructions seamed rather simple and they were but the measurements are a lot more precise than some garment pattern cutting which is understandable and great practice!

Lingerie Trail 1 Lingerie Trail 4To draft the pattern it took me no time at all, the instructions were very easy to follow and clear I didn’t have to read the information over and over again to understand unlike some other pattern drafting books. Alongside the instructions were computer illustrated illustrations which were a live saver; in some areas due to some terminology used, nothing complicated but just areas which I wasn’t sure on. However, when it can to construction I solely relied on what I have learnt from university but in doing this some areas are not as they should be, combined with not the correct materials as well but the purpose of this it gain an understanding to then take it further if I wished.

Lingerie Trail 3This is the bra at the current stage. I shall be posting more photographs as I come to finishing it so please stay tuned!

Any lingerie makers and designers please comment with your tips. I would be very greatful.

Thanks!

Competition Entry…

I came across a new website recently where they sell printed goods, like scarfs and phone accessories called BetaFashion.com and it’s UK based. I flicked through the gallery and their products, I totally fell in love. All of the prints are amazing. I started to read a little bit more into the company and I noticed they hold competitions so I thought why not! I applied and as I type I just got notified that my design is ready to be voted on, so PLEASE VOTE for me! 🙂

NYC Final Print

{ My final design inspired by New York City }

Please VOTE for my design, it would be a lot! Thank you!

Head to Toe…

I am coming very close to the end of my final project in 2nd year and I wanted to share with you what I am currently doing…

If you have not guessed it yet my main influence for my 6 piece collection is Anatomy, bones, muscles and skin… I have always found the human body very interesting and complex therefore I explored the forgotten and often taken for granted ourselves.

FullSpine Print SmallSpine Print

{ Above – Prints }

Design 3 Design 2 Design 1

{ Above – Inital design ideas with print }