Stoutfits Special Edition: Holly

Apparel Design student Holly from the Milwaukee area is currently working on updating her portfolio in her senior year here at UW Stout. I had the honor of photographing some of her pieces this past weekend. Click on the photos to make them bigger and to see more details!

Outfit #1, made in Knits and Advanced Pattern:

Ms. Holly welcomes the warm Autumn in her hand made tailored shorts and knit sweater.

Ms. Holly welcomes the warm Autumn in her hand made tailored shorts and knit sweater.

This orange, white, and brown sweater was made by Holly on a knitting machine in Knits class. The machines are hand-operated and take a considerate amount of time to work on.

This orange, white, and brown sweater was made by Holly on a knitting machine in Knits class. The machines are hand-operated and take a considerate amount of time to work on.

A pattern of pointelles on the drapey collar.

A pattern of pointelles on the drapey collar.

Tailored, fully-lined wool shorts complete with front pleats by Holly.

Tailored, fully-lined wool shorts complete with front pleats by Holly in Advanced Pattern class.

The collar also doubles as a hood.

The collar also doubles as a hood.

Cute booties complete the outfit.

Cute booties complete the outfit.

Outfit #2, made in Advanced Pattern:

A tailored, silk-lined, wool jacket with a triple ruffle.

A double-breasted, silk-lined, wool jacket with princess seams and a triple ruffle.

Over 200 hours of work.

Over 200 hours of work.

Single-welt pocket.

Single-welt pocket.

Its lined too.

Its lined too.

Unique buttons for a special detail.

Unique buttons for a special detail.

Side view.

Side view.

Back view.

Back view.

Silk-lined with an action pleat.

Silk-lined with an action pleat.

Even the ruffles are lined.

Even the ruffles are lined.

Outfit #3 made for the Pardon Fashion show with jacket made while in London. 

An evening gown: silver knit top with a satin bottom. Jacket made while Holly was studying abroad in London.

An evening gown: silver knit top with a black satin bottom. Jacket made while Holly was studying abroad in London. Dress made in her free time.

Crop jacket with three snap buttons and stylized princess seams.

Crop jacket with three snap buttons and stylized princess seams.

Beading detail on back.

Beading detail on back.

Holly made the bow too.

Holly made the bow too.

Holly hard at work.

Holly hard at work, as always.

Holly has been a dedicated and detail-oriented student as long as I have known her. Next semester, she will be working on her senior collection, a final project all Apparel Design students must complete before graduation. Stay tuned for more photos and updates on Holly’s as well as other UW Stout apparel majors’ designs!

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