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prysm.break vest

More than anything, my favorite part of being a clothing designer is having the skill to turn a sketch into a wearable outfit.  I’m sure every maker loves seeing this process happen in their own craft, but it still just blows my mind every time.

Scribble sketch of a vest idea for prysm.break.

The photo above shows a scribble sketch and the photo below shows fabric cut into vest pattern pieces.  There’s definitely some patterning magic that happens between the sketch and the pile of pieces ready to be stitched together, but I don’t have the photos to prove it. So, trust me. Magic.

Pile of vest pieces, including a handcut leather prysm applique.

I geeked out about pretty much every detail on this vest.

“Ah! Assymmetry!”

“Yay! Colorblocking!!!”

“OooooOOooohhh. Purple and black! My fav!”

“Fringe!”

“LEATHER!!!!!”

“TRRIIIIIIAANNNNNNGLES!”

It’s a great vest. I love it.  All of it. Every dang detail.

Photo montage of me handstitching buttons onto a finished prysm.break vest.

My partner freaked out about this vest just as much as I did.  I surprised him by hanging this on his closet door!  It’s an “I love you” gift (obviously) and also a “Thank you for being a patient fit model.”  I’m probably the worst fit model for men’s sized clothing, since I’m pretty much child-sized.  I’m thankful he’s willing to help me out.

Perks of being my partner: prysm.break clothing before it’s released.

He was puh-retty pumped about it.  He started to rattle off different outfits and layering options. This is EXACTLY how I want people to see prysm.break!  I want people to look at the garments and accessories and be able to easily visualize them as part of their own wardrobe.

My partner, Cameron, enjoying the silhouette of his new prysm.break vest as it allows him to show off his rodeo belt buckle.

The prysm.break vest (and the rest of the prysm.break collection) is available at www.audiohelkuik.com

 

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prysm.break collection is online!

Today is the day! My microcollection titled prysm.break made it’s online debut on my all NEW online store!

Shop prysm.break at http://www.audiohelkuik.com/collections/prysm-break-collection

 
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Posted by on 06.28.13 in Collections, Fashion

 

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Making Glovelettes

Have I mentioned I like accessories?  I want to make ALL THE ACCESSORIES.

For my prysm.break collection, I wanted to try my hand at a new hand accessory. Ha.

Ouch.

I thought a little tough glovelette would be fun. I’m really into leather accents right now, so I thought this would be a perfect addition to my prysm.break collection.

Sketching prysms onto my hand.

It took me a bit longer to get the pattern correct on this accessory than others. My dressforms don’t have hands, so I couldn’t drape the pattern.  Even if they did have hands, they wouldn’t move organically.  I needed to try the glovelette on myself to get an idea of what the glovelette would be like on a REAL LIVE HUMAN hand.  This meant I made lots of paper mockups and even more muslin mockups.  I made several fully finished glovelettes, complete with leather and hardware, before I got the pattern to be everything I wanted it to be.  Next challenge: finding fit models and grading the pattern up.  With every success, there’s a new challenge waiting to get tackled.

Perfecting patterns.

I’m pretty excited about this accessory pattern for a few reasons.  Mostly because it’s totally something I would wear: tough, unique, comfortable, leather.  Into it.

The prysm.break glovelette is really rad. Shocker.

My prysm.break collection drops into my online shop on FRIDAY!  My store will be at www.audiohelkuik.com.

 

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prysm.break Vest Triangle Panel

The vest from my prysm.break collection has a triangle colorblocked panel on the back.   I loved patterning it and I loved sewing it.

Love triangle.

Pressing the perfect triangle.

Symmetrical seam allowance.

 

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Cutting Leather

My prysm.break collection that I’m finishing up right now has a lot of leather detailing.  I’ve been spending quite a bit of my time cutting leather applique out by hand.  While it is tedious, I’m just loving the results.

Little by little, each piece takes shape. prysm.break leather appliques are cut by hand.

Showing off my handiwork. Hand cut leather!

 

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