DESIGN-A-DAY

DESIGN – A – DAY  by i v a n a ‘ t o m i c
I will be designing one piece of clothes every day and post process videos and photos.

The end result will be a mini fashion collection I will then photograph and it will be available for purchase on my website
The idea is to give more value to slow fashion design concept by showing behind the scene story in a short video. Also to share how much work is done from a simple idea to a finished product.
Not to mention how difficult it is to film it all while you’re actually working 😎)
If you have any questions or want to know more, feel free to comment! .

DAY 1.  ZERO WASTE ASYMMETRIC WOOL SKIRT

Design-a-day 1; ZERO WASTE ASYMMETRIC WOOL SKIRT
A modern take on classic office skirt, made of light wool fabric and cut in Zero-waste technique.

Here is the video link!

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DESIGN-A-DAY – Day 2

Asymmetric indigo blue wool/silk top.

Today I made a top to wear with light blue skirt from yesterday. This fabric is wonderful to wear, like a second skin, but so delicate to sew and maintain, so I don’t recommend it to those who don’t take care of their clothes.
You can wear it loose and oversized, tuck it in your skirt/jeans or tie a knot, which is my favourite

 

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Fabric: 70% wool / 30% silk.

Check the process video here

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DESIGN A DAY – Day 3
STRIPE SHIRT WITH PRINTED PUFF SLEEVES

Today was a bit challenging because I was handprinting and it all took longer than expected. Besides, I did have other things to do as well.
So I made a shirt from a classic shirting fabric in my interpretation, but it’s only the first part of the outfit that I’ll make tomorrow.
Fabric is 95%cotton / 5% elastane
You can adjust the size with waist string, so it fits form S-XL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DESIGN-A-DAY – Day 4
ALL – ROUND ZERO WASTE STRIPE SKIRT

Yesterday I made a stripe shirt with printed sleeves, but I wasn’t quite happy leaving it alone and I had a piece of fabric left. So today I went with a flow and made a skirt to match the shirt.
I didn’t want to make a dress really, but pieces that can be worn separately. But I quite like how they look when you put them together, like a dress, but better 😀
The skirt is zero-waste and it’s ALL-ROUND, meaning, you can wear it how you like it, back, front, sideways, as you wish! 😉 As shown in the video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DESIGN-A-DAY – Day 5

CHAMPAGNE WOOL JACKET

Today I changed my designs 3 times  to come up with this jacket. I wanted to do a “casual friday” look, but It was tricky using this shiny wool fabric to make something that looks “casual”. Not to mention that this design was techincally more challenging and time consuming. But voila!

I constructed it using my pattern with two side seams only, including hidden pockets.

Fabric is 100% wool and it’s lined with Cupro fabric –  eco-friendly regenerated cellulose fiber derived from cotton linter.

This piece is best for cold summers or transitional season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DESIGN-A-DAY – DAY 6
WIDE-LEG WOOL TROUSERS

Yesterday  I was out of town on business, so today I’m continuing with D_A_D project. I’m very busy this week, so I’ll try and catch up if I loose a day or 2.

Since I’m building a mini collection, I wanted to do another piece from that light blue wool fabric from last Monday.
I made some masculine inspired trousers which I love to wear, but wide-legged which look very dressy.
I have no idea what I’ll put on top, but keep following and you’ll find out tomorrow 😊

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DESIGN-A-DAY – DAY 7
SILK KIMONO BLOUSE

Today I was quick and efficiant. I got inspired by japanese kimono, while listening to Little Dragon, so I decided to make something minimal and timeless. You can never go wrong with a black silk blouse that can be tied in front or in the back. And it styles very well with yesterday’s wide-leg trousers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DESIGN-A-DAY – DAY 8
SILK COTTON ASYMMETRIC DRESS

I love asymmetry, so I wanted to do something simple, pull-in pull-out and cozy. This fabric is great to wear because it combines the best of both worlds; silk and cotton.
The colour is tricky to shoot, but it’s caffellatte, beige grey, depends on which light you look at it. I made the pattern that way it has only 2 side seams. But best about this dress is you can tie in front or in the back and then style it with a necklace. And of course, it has a hidden pocekts where you can rest your hands while looking cool 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DESIGN-A-DAY – DAY 9

SILK ASYMMETRIC DRESS

I was quite happy with yesterday’s design, so since it’s friday, I decided to make an evening version in my favourite colour- black! But I decided to print it with my LILIUM ss 2018 pearl flower print to make it pop out a bit more.
It’s made in 100% silk fabric which feels like second skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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DESIGN-A-DAY – Day 10

COTTON STRIPE BACK-BAG

I often design out of necessity, so since I plan on spending the rest of the weekend on the beach, today I designer a bag! And XL bag so I can fit everything inside and some more 😀 It’s app. 63X45 cm, so what do you think, can I pack in everything I need for 2 days? 😀

 

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