Breathing Room

"Breathing Room" is a fashion collection that I designed specifically to fit female swimmers. As a swimmer, it has often been hard to find clothes that fit my body properly, especially in the shoulders and across the back. This collection of formal clothing is made to fit the muscular bodies and wide shoulders of swimmers. I drafted original patterns for each fashion piece.

The dresses and jackets do not avoid the shoulders with strapless designs or hide the shoulders behind puffed sleeves, but rather fit the shoulders with room to move and breathe. Some of the dresses have versatile features and can be adjusted to fit a range of sizes (example: dresses with drawstrings in the seams that can be cinched both as a style element and to alter fit). The designs include lots of glittery, metallic, and sheer blue fabrics inspired by the reflective, transparent surface quality of water. The outfits are all modeled on swimmers.

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Breathing Room

Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress
Royal blue satin dress with glittery white sleeves and godets
Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress
Royal blue satin dress with glittery white sleeves and godets
Ice blue sweater and royal blue dress
Ice blue crushed velvet tie-front sweater worn over royal blue satin dress with glittery white sleeves and godets
Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress
Royal blue satin dress with glittery white sleeves and godets
Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress
Royal blue satin dress with glittery white sleeves and godets
Black crushed velvet dress
Black crushed velvet dress with sheer metallic skirt and sleeve details
Black crushed velvet dress
Black crushed velvet dress with sheer metallic skirt and sleeve details
Dress and jacket
Black and navy jacket with metallic gold and silver sequins worn over black velvet dress
Black crushed velvet dress
Black crushed velvet dress with sheer metallic skirt and sleeve details
Black crushed velvet dress
Black crushed velvet dress with sheer metallic skirt and sleeve details
Royal blue dress
Royal blue dress with royal blue mesh godets and sleeves
Royal blue dress with royal blue mesh go
Royal blue dress with royal blue mesh godets and sleeves
White jacket and royal blue dress
White jacket with metallic gold diagonal details worn over royal blue dress with royal blue mesh godets and sleeves
White jacket details
White jacket with metallic gold diagonal details worn over royal blue dress with royal blue mesh godets and sleeves
One-strap navy blue dress
One-strap navy blue dress with metallic twist details and godets
One-strap navy blue dress
One-strap navy blue dress with metallic twist details and godets
Metallic twist details
Metallic twist details
Black and navy jacket with metallic gold
Black and navy jacket with metallic gold and silver sequins worn over one-strap navy blue dress with metallic twist details and godets
Navy blue one-shoulder cinch dress
Navy blue one-shoulder cinch mesh dress worn light blue glittery dress
Navy blue one-shoulder mesh cinch dress
Navy blue one-shoulder cinch mesh dress worn light blue glittery dress
Navy blue one-shoulder mesh cinch dress side view
Navy blue one-shoulder cinch mesh dress worn light blue glittery dress
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress back view
Navy blue one-shoulder cinch mesh dress worn light blue glittery dress
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress
Navy blue one-shoulder cinch mesh dress worn light blue glittery dress
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress
Navy blue crushed velvet dress
Navy blue crushed velvet dress back view
Black and navy sequined long coat
Raglan-sleeve extra-long coat
fully lined
Jacket fabric details
woven black and navy fabric with gold and silver sequins
Ice blue glittery velvet tie-front jacket
Royal blue shirt with square neckline, loose sleeves, and sheer blue twist details
I made this shirt to practice the pattern that I made for a square neckline, flowy sleeves, and twist details before sewing a full dress
blue mesh one sleeve cinch shirt
I made this shirt to practice the one-sleeve cinch pattern that I made before sewing a full dress
Black velvet wide v-neck short sleeve shirt
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