Pattern Making

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28 Mar 2014
Clever Pattern Making Details at Kenzo

Kenzo, AW14, Paris. Hidden amongst the clashing colours and prints of the Kenzo collection for Autumn-Winter 2014, there were some...

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14 Nov 2013
How To Work Out Patterns for Complex Details

Valentino, Couture, SS08. The Cutting Class recently received a query about how the skirt folds had been constructed on two...

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30 Oct 2013
Inspiration Images for Subtraction Pattern Cutting

Comme des Garçons. Image from Jane Magazine August 1998 via iiiinspired» Following on from the previous post on Subtraction Pattern...

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25 Oct 2013
Subtraction Pattern Cutting with Julian Roberts

Image from “Free Cutting” by Julian Roberts. Many garments are created from flat pattern making methods, or from drape methods,...

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29 Aug 2013
Working With Difficult Materials: Part 2

Garment images are from the project “The Garments May Vary” by Nadine Goepfert via Thisispaper» As we began to discuss...

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13 Aug 2013
Thom Browne’s Off The Body Tailoring

Thom Browne, AW13, New York. When the silhouette of a garment moves far enough away from the body, all the...

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22 Jul 2013
Shaping the Shoulder Curve: The Dropped Shoulder and the Set In Sleeve

Antonio Marras, RST14, New York. When pattern making any garment that crosses over from the shoulder to the arm, you...

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28 Jun 2013
Fundamentals of Pattern Making: Tucks and Gathers at Prada

Prada, as shown with Menswear SS14, Milan. As part of the recent menswear show, Prada also showed a selection of...

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14 Jun 2013
Ways To Think About Pattern Changes and Fitting Alterations

Comme des Garçons, AW97. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia 1997. This amazing photograph of a Comme des Garçons...

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07 Jun 2013
Matched Pinstripes at Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen, SS06, Paris. One of Alexander McQueen’s more subdued collections Spring-Summer 2006 provides a garment that is a good...

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