Pattern Making

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19 Apr 2011
Fundamentals of Pattern Making: Basic Facings

Hussein Chalayan, AW11, Video Still. The construction which occurs on the inside of garments is just as important as the...

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25 Mar 2011
Drape: Working on the Stand at Lanvin

Lanvin, AW11, Paris. There are two main approaches that can be taken when converting a design into a 3D object...

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23 Mar 2011
Toiles and Sample Garments

Christian Dior Toile, Made in Paris, 1954. Image from the V&A Collections┬╗. If you’ve ever read an interview with a...

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17 Mar 2011
High Rounded Necklines and Collar Variations

Jil Sander, AW11, Milan. There are so many details that come together to make up the collections each season that...

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16 Mar 2011
Grading Rulers and French Curves

Grading ruler and set of french curves. No self respecting pattern maker likes to be without an accurate ruler. The...

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14 Mar 2011
Dai Fujiwara for Issey Miyake: Process as Presentation

Issey Miyake, AW11, Paris. Often when designers present their work it seems that the aim is to make the process...

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07 Mar 2011
Fundamentals of Pattern Making: Viktor & Rolf Dart Clusters

Viktor and Rolf, AW11, Paris. Once you know the dart value that you need to have in your pattern you...

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04 Mar 2011
Pattern Tool Box: Awl

Pattern awl. While there are many times where markings on a pattern can be indicated with small notches in the...

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02 Mar 2011
Fundamentals of Pattern Making: Moving Darts by Cut and Spread

Bottega Veneta, AW11, Milan. Once you have altered your basic pattern blocks to fit correctly, you will want to be...

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25 Feb 2011
Pattern Tool Box: Pattern Notcher

Pattern Notcher. An essential element of a pattern makers tool box is to have a really good pattern notcher. Pattern...

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