Up-to-date report from one of our students!
Course: Bag Making
Program: One-Year Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2018
Today I continued working on my backpack. I am almost done! I resewed parts that had not been done well, and glued small pieces together, such as the D-ring and buckles for the straps. Here are some photos of my teacher, Julianna, helping another classmate and myself!
Today was research day! I did research for my brand’s’ target market and style. I also did research for inspiration. I started a PowerPoint presentation to help gather my thoughts together and showcase the inspiration I found, as well as my brand’s target market, style, mission statement, mantra, and unique selling points. For lunch, I treated myself to some wonderful pasta with truffles!
Today I continued working on my backpack. I added a pocket to the lining, and then stitched that piece onto the leather. For final touches, I also glued some smaller pieces of lining onto the leather. I had art class today as well! We went through art photos and took turns selecting the similarities of Renaissance qualities depicted in them, such as geometric shapes, mirrored/identical sides in a room, arch ways, and white and beige colours. During lunch, a lovely dog came to say hello and look at my pasta. I love dogs and pasta, so this made me very happy to get a picture of both in one shot!
Today I did bag making all day! I made incredible progress on my backpack! I am nearly done my bag, so now all of the last steps feel like the cherries on top! Some of the finishing touches include removing leftover glue from the bag, as shown in the picture here. I added details such as the other side of the magnet, as well as played with the length and style of the shoulder straps to see how they should be put together! I am using satin and leather for materials, and enjoyed playing around to combine the two in a beautiful way. I found this part very fun as I got to play around, and through trial and error, see what works and what looks good. Here is a beautiful photo of Florence as the sun was setting on the Cathedral and the Duomo as seen when I was on my way home!
Today I had independent study for bag design and bag making. I made more progress on my brand identity and the backpack that I have been working on! I also had a wonderful art visit, which included walking around in Florence, specifically across the Ponte Vecchio. My teacher showed us the outside of a silk weaving manufacturer that belongs to the World renowned designer, Stefano Ricci. This was a beautiful way to end the walk!
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