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Collection: Plastic {From NYFW With Fashion Sizzle}

It was my second time at NYFW and I was extremely excited to show my new collection: “Plastic”.
This time around at NYFW, I showed with Fashion Sizzle. I was so honored when they asked me to show all the way back in March. Of course, my busy self didn’t even start the collection until July due to graduation from High School and my showing of two other collections: Creation and Demise and Soda. Both with the amazing Culture Piece Magazine.
My collection “Plastic” was inspired by Barbie and Porcelain Dolls. Growing up, I’ve always loved playing with Polly Pockets, Bratz, and any other brand of dolls you can think of. So, because I’m getting older and have seldom time to enjoy myself and relax, I’ve decided to make a collection that represents my time not only as a child, but the obsession with society to constantly stay youthful and perfect.
When you're plastic, you don’t age. When you’re plastic, you don’t cry. When you’re plastic, you’re perfect. We often try to find ways that will p…

Gummy Bear Dress

Hi, everyone! In this blog post, I want to show my process of how I made my gummy bear dress. It's a pretty simple dress, but I figured I'd share it with you anyway just in case you want some ideas!

Sewing machine
Cotton Fabric x 2

I found this bright fabric. I decided to use it for the inside of the pleats found in the dress.

I draped the top of the dress on my mannequin in muslin. For the back of the top, I decided to cut a half "V" so that when the two pieces of the back are put together, it would form a triangle.

 For the skirt of the dress, I wanted to make "cheerleader" pleats that have color showing underneath them. To do that, I cut out 7 rectangles about 6 inches wide and 12 inches long. However, the length can be however long you want your dress to be.

Then, I used the muslin piece I made earlier to trace and cut out my front and back pieces from the gummy bear fabric while adding an extra layer underneath of the green so it wouldn't be see-through.

And here's the part where I forgot to take pictures:
What I did at this point was sew right sides together of the shirt then turned them inside out.
From there, I connected all of the rectangles together at the longer sides then layed them out.
Next, I took the corners of only the gummy bear fabric and brought them together at the top while leaving the green still showing to make the pleats (An in-depth video will be uploaded to my YouTube channel soon).
After all that was done, I connected the top with the skirt then added the zipper down the middle back to make the triangle.

For more detail and "cuteness", I added a collar (An in-depth video will be uploaded to my YouTube channel soon).

This is how it looks all finished! I believe the total amount of time it took me to make this dress was about 5 hours.

Thank you for reading!