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DIY in a New Light

My parent’s always told me that practice makes perfect, and in the case of the Purdue Fashion Show I would say that is right.

This past weekend, Purdue University held their annual Purdue Fashion Show hosted by the Purdue Apparel Design & Tech major. This show was a cumulation of the hard work the students have been putting in to show off their skills. The ages were ranging from Freshman to Senior with varying degrees of difficulty.

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These students spend countless hours working on their garments and the results definitely paid off.

The Purdue Fashion show was the epitome of creative DIY. These students had to be completely self sufficient when designing, measuring, making, and styling the piece. Much like fellow shyers do when we embark on a new challenge.

The biggest part of the show were the Senior collections. Each of the seniors created a six piece collection showing off the skills they have learned throughout their four years of studying fashion design.

As with anything, the more you practice the better you get. Not only does this fact apply to apparel design, but also to general DIY.

According to Ryan Lee, the video director for the Purdue Fashion Show, there was a difference in quality between the people who have been practicing their craft for only one year, compared to those who have been practicing for four years.

To show you the difference just a few years makes, I took my amazingly talented friend, Kit, who is now a Senior this year.

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This photo is from the 2014 Purdue Fashion Show. While this is incredibly made, just wait until you see her Senior Collection.

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This is from the 2016 Purdue Fashion Show. The amount of detail, as Ryan pointed out above, is very noticeable.

This just goes to prove that practice does in fact make perfect. So even though your first DIY project might not turn out the way you want to, I promise if you keep at it you will eventually become amazing.

From my eye for the shy,




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