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The ‘Plus’ size

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The origins of plus size began in America with Lane Bryant starting a range of clothing for ‘the stout woman’ in the 1920s. Plus size modelling was kept out of the public eye until the 1970s and since then it has come under continual criticism. Plus size models, appeared on the catwalk in 2006 when both John Galliano and JeanPaul Gautier used them and have since been seen in other designers’ shows including Mark Fast. Considering the controversy surrounding size zero models, the fashion industry seems to have come a long way. But what makes size zeros controversial? Why should…

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Jeans up-cycle part 2.

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So. I've just moved back to uni, which is great. The lack of wifi however has led to a stall in posts but i'm excited to find out my first architecture project for this semester. I'll keep you all updated.. In terms of fashion I love to develop a project and see where it can go. In this case, i've been thinking that the waistcoat could be turned into a dress!? Although it'd look great over a dress undone, I love the fitted nature of the design and think it would make a great dress bodice. See the sketch for...
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Jeans up-cycle.

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My first real post! eek! So I've been working on this for the last few days now, as I was inspired by this amazing tutorial by Chinelo Bally! I used an old pair of (crazy) jeans and changed them into this funky waist coat. If you were to try this tutorial make sure that you use BIG jeans. I've decided to split this project over two posts, so stay tuned. Happy Sewing!
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