Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Starfleet Jacket

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Using awesome Spoonflower fabric for the outside fabric, I recently made this jacket! To make the jacket, I studied several other jackets inside and out–literally. Then, I created my own pattern based on my own measurements. I’m happy with how it turned out. Look for more winter clothing soon.

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My First Fashion Show

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

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“You might not remember me, but I’m the college administrator who helped get you registered last year. I was just so excited to see you signing up for a class that you were so excited about. I’m the one who took your picture for your photo id. Anyway, I loved seeing you in the show tonight. Your designs were great. Congratulations! Keep it up!”

“Hi, I’m the owner of (store). Have you heard of me? I really enjoyed watching you in the show tonight and I loved your designs. Please come to (store) sometime, as I’d love to have you as an intern. We could have so much fun together.”

These were just a couple of the super fun comments that I received this past Friday night at my first ever showing in a fashion show! As a Pima Community College student in the most basic construction class, I had two outfits showing in the 8th Annual Spring Fashion Show. The theme this year was “Around the World” and all designs had to fit into a city category of either London, Paris, Milan, or Tokyo. Students from a local high school were invited to show designs representing New York City.

The first thing that I had to show was my actual class project. I wasn’t overly thrilled with this at first, as the required project was 100% cotton (which I never use) pajama pants (which I never make). Luckily for me, so long as the basic design used a required pattern (which I also seldom use, as I prefer figuring out how things are put together on my own–like a 3D puzzle), I was allowed to embellish it in anyway that I wanted. So, I did! I added a reversible sewn-in skirt, which I reversed on the runway. I also made the shirt that I wore with the pants (stretch materials!). Very coincidentally, as I’d purchased the fabric before hearing what the city categories were, I had an Eiffel Tower print and this outfit fit into the Paris category. I won first place for the pants in my class category!

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The second outfit that I showed was inspired by the amazing pale pink cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan. This design is all me, as it was very dance-able and made of stretch materials. I wore my lucky Peach Carr faux-pearl earrings (that I received at last year’s Tucson Fashion Week) for good luck.

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It was a huge treat for me to have the stylists at Aveda salon do my hair and makeup for the show. Since I was representing two cities, they did a hybrid Paris-Tokyo look for me. I’m happy with the result.

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Of course, I made my Mom’s outfit, Dad’s tie (made from a material that I designed and had printed from Spoonflower myself from a saguaro that I photographed in my yard), and sister’s outfit for them each to wear to watch the show, too. You might recognize Zoe’s outfit from previous outings; she’s a hard one to dress as she only likes “plain” clothing and so she keeps wearing this outfit that I made her quite some time ago.

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Here are actual runway photos. I cannot wait until my next show. Yes, I’ve already made several new outfits since Friday (it’s only Monday now as I write this). It was just such an inspiring day!

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“Shatter Me” Solo Costume Design

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

I’m a dancer and a fashion designer. I plan to do both professionally, and I’m currently training very hard to become a professional ballerina (while spending my free time making clothes and costumes!).

I recently competed in a dance competition in a solo performance of the Lindsey Stirling/Lzzy Hale song “Shatter Me”. I was inspired by this song to make my own costume. I envisioned broken glass, shattering across the floor. Using that image, I collected a variety of glass-looking fabrics and created something soft and very dance-able. I’m very happy with how chaotic it turned out. To me, it fits the style of the song perfectly. I even made a headpiece.

Here are a few of my “Shatter Me” costume photos:

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Here is the actual competition dance:

 

Red and Black Party Client Dresses

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Hooray for a good client challenge! I was asked to make a Christmas PARTY dress for my friend, Peg Raisglid (owner of Lovin’ Spoonfuls Cafe). Peg is an amazing woman who has a doctorate’s degree and owns the first-ever all vegan restaurant in Tucson, Arizona. When she asked me to make her a dress, I thought she was kidding at first. Then, she kept coming to me with more and more requirements and I realized that she was serious! Some of her requirements included: (1) the colors must be mostly reds and blacks with a little white or gray, (2) long-sleeves were a must, and (3) it must be a party-worthy dress for the Christmas Day party that she was hosting.

Struggling to find just the right materials, I gathered a bunch over about two months. I made three dresses over a few days in December, had one fitting with Peg, and then gave her three final dresses with just days to go until her party. Happily for my family and me, we were invited to her party (can you say “Best Food At a Party–Ever”?!?) and so we got to see her final pick!

Here is the winning party dress! It met all of Peg’s requirements AND it’s still very much my own Teagan’s Creations style! I’m thrilled with the outcome. Doesn’t she look great?

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Here are the fronts and backs of the other two outfits I made for Peg. She decided to keep all three, which pleases me a lot! I am, of course, wearing a dress that I designed myself, too. :)

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