6th - May - 11th May

  This week I have finalised everything for my shoot i have confirmed:

VENUE- Rudding park

Photographers- Gina / Charlotte/ Ged

Models- Bonnie / Charlotte R / Jenna / Dahlia

Hair and Make up - Bonnie

Runners - Ben / Ginas assistant

Director - Annabel / myself

Florist - Emmas home and Garden, Baildon

  I am so excited about my shoot i keep literally getting an adrenaline! I have been to see it on Wednesday with Annabel and e have some great locations, I have checked the weather forecast and through till like 7pm it is meant to be sunny so fingers crossed for that!

  I have finished off 4 more dresses  this week, I have also made 3 basques & all my head dresses and hair pieces.  I had a meeting on bank holiday Monday with  the hair and make up lady and have decided on our looks, it is all very natural and girly which is nice for the shoot.  The florist had some amazing ideas for flowers too that fit really nicely with the colour scheme and head pieces/ basques etc.

  I have had to buy more flowers and haberdashery this week in order to finish all the garments off.  I am really looking forward to the shoot and will blog a post separately for the shoot.

shoot locations and garments:

29th April - 5th May

This week was a great week for me, i handed in all my PPD work on the Monday! Getting one subject out the way before the rest was a good feeling! I think i should have done a lot better than previous PPD marks. I got really into this subject and enjoyed creating a viable business it was fun.

  I had my presentation for FRASSY on monday as well, I used this as an opportunity to get feedback on my website, i feel like this was really helpful, it has made me make some minor adjustments to my site.  I am really looking forward to getting my shoot done on the 12th and having an image on the homepage from my own collection.

  I have got a lot of work done this week, I have really started with my collection and have managed to get 3 full outfits finished bar button holes & buttons.  I will do all of them next week with julie.  I think I will be able to finish all my work before my shoot due to everything being from the same patterns.  This has really helped me to keep a concise collection.
  I have managed to get my venue booked this week... RUDDING PARK!
I am really excited about the venue and just need to confirm everything else i.e., photographers, models etc.  One model has already cancelled on me before Rudding confirmed this was very frustrating.

  I have an appointment next wednesday with Chris to show me round the venue and get a feel of the location and get some shoots in my mind.

22nd - 28th april

this week i have finished off my ppd work as it is hand in date next week.  i feel really proud of my work for ppd this term i have put a lot of time and effort into this project.  i am really proud of the work i have produced and i feel like i know so much more about setting up a business and how i will afford things and budget for stock now, it has really helped.

I have finished two more pairs of trousers this week, i am really pleased with the progression of my collection. i have now finished my first outfit and have a pair of trousers for another i aim for next week to have a second outfit finished and feel like i will be able to work from home a few days as i have had my sewing machine fixed last week, this makes me feel alot happier with the deadlines.  i think i will focus on finishing off my wrl folder on an evening, i dont have that much to do for it, i just have the fashion show roles to fill in.

I am getting really excited for my wrl hand in and my collection to be finished, i cant believe how quickly this year has gone! it is very scary but i am excited, i have found out about exhibiting my collection at the great yorkshire show aswell so that will be really fun! i am, hoping exhibiting here i can get some flyers set up and be able to offer a discount code on them, this will mean i will get more followers, and more people from all over the country being able to look at my site.

15th - 21st april

I have really enjoyed being back at uni this week, i have made my first shirt, and finished my ppd folder.

i have discussed with dave what i need to do and i need to just organise my tasks and get a smaller business folder set up.  i am really pleased with my progress through ppd and my organisation i am hoping that this improvement will reflect in my grade.

My shirt is looking really cute i had to edit my collar as annabel wanted me to make my lace trim in the collar frilly instead of straight. it does look nicer now i have redone it and i am really glad that annabel was able to help me with attaching my collar and cuffs, i feel like it will be easier for me to get on with the res of my shirts, i think after my next one i will of got the hang of the techniques of shirt making.

I have sorted out my images for my PPD presentation this week.  i need to do my reflection essay but other than that my wrl and ppd folders are nearly done.

i have started getting nervous about doing my cad flats for my technical file, however most of my collection is the same so i should be able to get my flats done quite quickly once i get a basic shape.

Easter break

  Over easter i have focussed on literally getting all of my paper work done for PPD and WRL. i have also organised my paper work for my technical file.

  My PPd file i have been going through task by task and i have managed to get to task8, i am really pleased with my progress with ppd and the fact that this term i have managed to stay focussed and actually meet my personal goals of finishing work and organising myself and my time better.

  my wrl i have also organised my work and started looking at my role with in the fashion show. i am going to be incharge of the invited to press, media and schools.  I am looking forward to getting the flyers/tickets and venue sorted.

i have got large envelopes with all my technical patterns in, i will add to them as and when i am making the pieces

25th march- 31st march

I have chose my fabric this week, i have actually chose some cotton material that is used in bed spreads for my floral print shirt dresses and trousers, i have also chose a pastel cotton englaise for the individual shirt tops.  i have picked a lovely bright pink lace for an over dress and a pair of trousers.

i have been working on my ppd usp and i have decided on my slogan: exuberant fashion for the fresh and the sassy, this links with my brand     Frassy!

I have been working on my website on wix and i am really excited to launch it in june now. I fee like i have the look set up but i am nervous about adding products. i am nervous because it is quite difficult to add products and i would not want to put any wrong info on, i want it to be really professional and i am nervous of messing something up.

11th march-24th march

This week I have been looking at toiles for my collars and cuffs.  I have decided that I just want to use a cuff that will slide on and off the arm, something i find is that some shirts are too tight on the cuffs.  i have been looking at my WRL and have been really enjoying again looking at promotional material that i can use for my company and continue to use once i have left uni in june.

my ppd file is getting full, i have done lots of research for websites and business branding. i have really enjoyed this week looking and developing my USP.  

i have looked at many different logos and different usp lines, i feel as if i am getting close to a line to use as my brand slogan.

4th march- 10th march

this week i have finished off my blocks, i am really pleased with the toiles for my shirts and my trousers, i still need to do a toile for my lace trousers.
i am really excited about my collection and i am going to go and choose my material from Bombay stores next week.

I have started working on my PPD website. i have started looking at branding and i am loving the new direction i have started with comparing with my last years business cards and branding.  this years i think are more clean fresh, sassy.

25th Feb- 3rd March

I have continued to work on my research for my PPD.  I feel like i have got really excited about my company now, and i am loving working on this subject seen as i am hoping to actually set it up after unis finished.

  i am wanting to set up my company in June and think that i will need to do my surveys and look at costs soon to start figuring out how much money i will need to set it up.

  I have decided on a final collection, i really like it, it is romantic, flirty, and really spring summer.  it is feminine and has delicate florals mixed with lace trims and delicate cotton shirts.

11th-17th February

I have spent a lot of time this week in bed due to being poorly, i have been focussing all my time on getting written work finished off so that when I am back after half term with more of my work finished off.

i feel like i have not done the best in PPD over the years but i now feel like to try and get the best grade possible i need to put more effort in to my PPD work. I do struggle with it as i do find the subject all in all quite irrelevant to the degree and if not irrelevant just far too much work for a subject that is not as important as making and designing the clothes.

I am really looking forward to making my garments, and i am enjoying doing my toils, i am worried about making my toiles and not having enough time to embellish before the show.