Introduction to Apparel Design
Guide: Amit Sinha Documentation by: Smriti Prasad
ABOUT ME Ladybug Bug
Brightly colured: to ward away predators (aposematism)
Use: reflex bleeding (secret alkaloid toxin), venemous
Life span: 2-3 years
Lays extra infertile eggs to feed fertile eggs
Size: 0.3-0.4 inches
Habitats: beneficial for gardeners kill pest, insects of spring season,
Family: Coccinellidae (beetles) Names: Ladybirds (UK, Ireland, Australia, Pakistan)
Cosmopolitan bugs Reflex bleeding stains fabrics and walls
Ladybeetles (by Scientists)
Favourite insect of children
Colours: Yellow, orange or scarlet with small black dots on wings
Regional names: Lady cow, may bug, golden knop
Appearence: Black legs, small head, clubbed antennae, hemispherical round/oval domes.
Stories: grants wishes, good luck bug, girl gets married, keeps morning
Feed: Basically Predators, plants, pollens
hibernate in winters.
Ladybugs (North America)
Myth: Number of black spots on the wings represents the age.
weather good Origin of name: Associated to Virgin Mary (Marquita) Hard shell like wings, appears like plastic, soft inner part.
bete a bon Dieu
I came up with two colour palettes and choose the red palette to make my final garment.
COCKTAIL PARTY After taking the inspiration as Ladybug I thought of following a theme for building up the whole mood for the garment which I was going to make. So, I thought of taking up cocktail party as my theme for the garment. A very festive them with a get together with friends was what I was looking for. This collage of pictures is a suggestion of the theme wher the garment can be worn.
After I selected my inspiration and worked out the mood board and theme board, the next step was to develop the concepts on the paper. This was done keeping in mind the form of the Ladybug. The hemisphere was the main lead for me to make the sketches.
After developing these sketches I selected the following sketch that I took forward and made the â€˜Maadarpat/Muslinâ€™ garment for the trial. I refined the final sketch before developing the Muslin fit. After I was done with the trial garment I took it forward and made the final garment using cotton satin for the base and velvet beads for the string attachments.
Courtesy: Aishwarya Dixit