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Lace Romance: Engineered Jacquard Wovens, Kimberly Ring 2014 North Carolina State University

Lace Romance: Engineered Jacquard Wovens, Kimberly Ring

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Lace Romance is a sweet pencil skirt with an engineered jacquard-woven textile design. The yarns that formed the jacquard woven create a fiber content of about 67% cotton and 33% acrylic.


Mindscape, Alysson Reinert 2014 University of Wisconsin–Madison

Mindscape, Alysson Reinert

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Taking the time to explore what is really happening inside our complex minds is something I believe as human beings, we do not do enough. It can scare us to dig deep into what is unknown.


Engineered Embroidery, Whitney Rorah 2014 Iowa State University

Engineered Embroidery, Whitney Rorah

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The use of new technology forces designers to expand their understanding of the design process and alter their methods of the design process and alter their methods for designing, thus potentially generating new products.


Hex-Tex: Laser Cutting Nonwoven Fabrics, Kimberly Ring 2014 North Carolina State University

Hex-Tex: Laser Cutting Nonwoven Fabrics, Kimberly Ring

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Hex-Tex is a laser-cut nonwoven dress that explores the use of nonwovens in the apparel industry. Nonwoven fabrics eliminate the yarn stage in creating fabrics from fibers, thus it is an energy and cost efficient medium for apparel design.


Le Onzième, Abby Spatz 2014 Cornell University

Le Onzième, Abby Spatz

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Le Onzième is a cocktail outfit inspired by the architecture and street elements found in the eleventh arrondissement in Paris, France. During my semester abroad in Paris, I lived in this arrondissement and took many photographs of the buildings and streets while walking to class each day. The photographs of folded shutters and roofing gave me the idea for the folded technique used on the vest.


Gorgas Dress: An Artifact Analysis, Daniel Whitlow, Virginia Wimberley 2014 University of Alabama

Gorgas Dress: An Artifact Analysis, Daniel Whitlow, Virginia Wimberley

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The subject of this study is a brown velvet day dress from the late 19th century to the turn of the 20th century from the Gorgas Family Archives. Analysis of this garment has been undertaken to explore the methods of construction and establish specific ownership within the Gorgas family. The analysis and results are organized in four sections: description of the artifact, identification, dating, and provenance.


That’S Just Nuts! George Washington Carver: Textile Dye & Pigment Chemist, Eulanda A. Sanders, Chanmi G. Hwang 2014 Iowa State University

That’S Just Nuts! George Washington Carver: Textile Dye & Pigment Chemist, Eulanda A. Sanders, Chanmi G. Hwang

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Dr. George Washington Carver (1864-1943) is known as an agriculturalist, botanist, chemist, and the developer of hundreds of by-products from peanuts. He is also recognized as a painter. However, there are only peripheral mentions of his natural dyestuff developments for textiles from clay, plants, and minerals by scholars (Hersey, 2006; Mackintosh, 1976; McLoone, 1998; & White, 1953).


Who Killed Susie Homemaker: What Really Happened To Home Economics, Christy Salzwedel, Catherine Amooso Leslie 2014 Kent State University

Who Killed Susie Homemaker: What Really Happened To Home Economics, Christy Salzwedel, Catherine Amooso Leslie

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Home economics was once a vibrant women's movement in America, on a level with the women's suffrage or temperance movements. A tendency exists for modern women to disregard the study of home economics as useless, old-fashioned, or anti feminist. The purpose of this study is to examine commonly-held perceptions of the decline of home economics as a social and scholarly phenomenon exploring the potential to re-elevate home economics by demonstrating its continued relevance in modern America.


Is It A Miser’S Purse Or A String Purse? Artifact Analysis Of A Vintage Handbag, Sandra Starkey, Jean L. Parsons 2014 University of Missouri

Is It A Miser’S Purse Or A String Purse? Artifact Analysis Of A Vintage Handbag, Sandra Starkey, Jean L. Parsons

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

University historic dress and textile collections frequently hold objects with little or no provenance, and curators and collection managers have limited time to do the extensive research required to firmly date an object, let alone place it into context. This was the case with a purse in the historic costume collection at a large Mid-Western University. The purse is an oblong bag measuring 14” in length when lying flat.


Soda Pop Punk, Tenzi Chacha, Matalie M. Howard 2014 Liberty University

Soda Pop Punk, Tenzi Chacha, Matalie M. Howard

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

It has been said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The inspiration for this piece was drawn from my travels to Africa. After a long hot day nothing was more refreshing than drinking soda from a cold glass bottle.


Coral Skeleton, Rachel Frantz 2014 Radford University

Coral Skeleton, Rachel Frantz

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Coral Skeleton was created from the inspiration of combining death and life. This process was quite meticulous.


Camelot Remade, Anna Gilbert 2014 Immaculata University

Camelot Remade, Anna Gilbert

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The objective of this design was to reinvent Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s wedding dress. The dress embodies two details, which are intriguing about 1950’s designs: a full skirt and cinched waist.


Forget Me Not, Anna Gilbert 2014 Immaculata University

Forget Me Not, Anna Gilbert

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Buttons, these notions have been around since 2000 BC (History, 2009). This design uses buttons for their initial purpose, as decorations, not as fasteners (History, 2009). It was not until 1200 AD that buttons were used as fasteners, and the first buttonhole was introduced (History, 2009).


Pumpkin Queen, Kalina Ebling 2014 Washingtion State University

Pumpkin Queen, Kalina Ebling

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The inspiration for my outfit came from two different myths. The first myth came from the movie Thor that was based off of old Norse mythology. The costume for the character Loki mirrored his complex history and character with strips of leather crisscrossing each other. His costume was highlighted with plated of gold and bronze armor embellished with images such as his son, the great wolf Fenrir.


Foldmania, Luiza Ferranatto 2014 Kent State University

Foldmania, Luiza Ferranatto

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The first step in this project was to decide the folds and techniques that would be used. Different kinds of origami folds were tested using paper as a medium. In the end, both zigzag and square fold patterns were chosen, and while both are similar, they create different angles for select areas, such as the bust.


Transforming From Inside Out, Mackenzie Downs 2014 Iowa State University

Transforming From Inside Out, Mackenzie Downs

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The ideas behind transforming from inside out stemmed from my desire to learn and expand on my knitting skills. I initiated an independent study with Dr. Sanders in knitwear for the Spring 2014 semester.


Speakeasy, Sarah Wheeler 2014 Marymount University

Speakeasy, Sarah Wheeler

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

I arrived at this particular design conclusion through a school project involving fabric manipulation and monochrome. After several trials with woven materials, I was strongly lead (by frustration as well as curiosity) to abandon that path and experiment with incorporating a spandex material. After several samples of different manipulations, I arrived at the fringe and the bands.


Mystique, Van Tran, Kelly Reddy-Best 2014 San Francisco State University

Mystique, Van Tran, Kelly Reddy-Best

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

A significant amount of textile waste goes into the landfill each year. While some textiles can be reclaimed, only a small portion of what can be sorted is reused.


White Owl Warrior, Van Tran, Kelly Reddy-Best 2014 San Francisco State University

White Owl Warrior, Van Tran, Kelly Reddy-Best

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of White Owl Warrior was to create a female fantasy character that symbolized a unique animal and embodied strong characteristics.


Fifth Element, Sarah Wheeler 2014 Marymount University

Fifth Element, Sarah Wheeler

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This 2-piece eveningwear look was created for a design challenge involving Space and Form. The goal was to engage the negative space around the body while considering silhouette in three dimensions, and to conceive a creative design in monochrome.


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