AFRICAN RESORT: PRINTED BATIK SWIMWEAR
As an independent study, I took Computerized Patternmaking, where I learned how to create and manipulate a pattern and print it to scale on fabric. For my first project, I scanned in the batik, repeated the pattern in Illustrator, and printed on the appropriate fabric. The cover up was printed on a Crepe de Chine, and the bathing suit was printed on a Nylon/Lycra blend. I also printed the denim piece for a band around the waist to incorporate the denim aspect of the assignment.
The bathing suit features a keyhole design, with the straps crossing in the front below the neck. It is fully lined, with the denim band under the bust and across the back. The bottoms are full coverage, making it modest swimwear suitable for all ages.
The coverup has a front opening, and long bell sleeves. The front opening and neckline are finished with a self binding, and the hem of the sleeves and cover up is rolled and topstitched. The length of the coverup goes to the mid to upper thigh.
This ensemble was completed during the second semester, junior year, and was also featured in Syracuse Fashion Week 2018.
Cover-up: Flat Pattern