Design Layout #2

Salut les chéries!  How are you all tonight?  I am currently cramming for midterms as I have my pattern drafting test tomorrow and a fashion midterm on Tuesday.  You could say I’m pretty swamped at the moment, especially since I also have a ton of projects due this week!  But then it’s homeward bound on Thursday for Thanksgiving!  Yay!  Anyway, I was very productive today and I finished my design layout for this week.  This week’s theme was Hierarchy, Balance & Proportion.  I must say, I’m pretty proud of this layout in particular because I did it on Photoshop!  Go me!

Here it is:



Design Layout 2.2

It definitely turned out nicer than I thought it would, but I have to say I prefer collaging over Photoshopping.  We have to do a layout every two weeks, so I’ll be starting the next one pretty soon and I’ll show you all when it’s done!

Anyway, I really must get back to manipulating pattern pieces and memorizing measurements!

Goodnight lovelies!






Design Layout #1

Good evening darlings,

As I sit here in the sewing lab, I’ve decided I have the time to show you all my first design layout I created for my Fundamentals of Colour and Design class.  We had to create a design layout either on Photoshop or collaging using magazine images.  I decided to do collage style, because I personally love that kind of thing, it’s so soothing.  Yes, a bit weird, I know.  Anyway, the layout had to convey space, point, shape and line; and it had to include a paragraph about those elements.  I know the picture quality is terrible, and I apologize.  I hope you still get the idea of what the layout is showing.

Eryn Lalonde Design Layout #1

Yes, so I meant to post this for y’all ages ago but I just haven’t found the time.  Between getting projects finished, writing papers, doing readings and studying for midterms, I am completely swamped.  It is crazy work hours and even more hours of procrastination.  But I think in the end, all of this will be worth it, because next year I’ll be doing more of what I want to be doing, like the business aspect of fashion and less of the artsy side.

Anyway dollies, have a good night and I hope to show more of my work soon!  I’m almost finished my Big Shirt so I’ll be able to show you pictures of that soon!



Portfolio Coat

Salut chéries!  I am submitting my portfolio tomorrow and I finished my coat the other day.  It doesn’t have a lining in it yet and also I haven’t added the belt yet.  It’s a little different from my original design, a little smoother but I love it!  My mom is modelling it here.

Coat Front View

Front View


Closeup of cuff and chest


As I said before I used a Vogue pattern and I found it was pretty good, but a little confusing at times.  However it was altogether pretty easy to follow.  The reason it’s not as full around the bottom as I had imagined is because I found that anytime I tried to adjust it too much from the pattern it started to not look right.  I think it’s because there are so many panels and seams that everything just starts to bunch and not look right.  So I’ll have to keep playing with it and working on it to get the fit just right.  I’m not giving up on my original design just yet so I will keep you updated!



Winter Coat

Salut chéries!  So I’ve applied to Ryerson University this year, to the Fashion program and part of the portfolio requirements is to create a garment, so I designed this coat.  Now, I don’t know if I’ve been accepted for a portfolio application yet so I’m really doing this for myself and if the university wants to see my portfolio, this coat is definitely going to be a part of it.


My design for a winter jacket.

Anyway, this is the design I drew, but since I know nothing about making my own patterns I decided to find a similar pattern at the fabric store and adapt it to my design.  I ended up using a Vogue pattern that I found at the same time I found my fabric, which was on clearance for an amazing price!  I was able to get enough fabric for two coats and it only cost me about $40!


My clearance fabric!

I absolutely wanted purple fabric.  I think it’s a breath of fresh air to have a bright coloured coat.  I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s getting there!  Stay tuned for the final product, I sure can’t wait to see it myself.

Wish me luck on my application process!