Sewing and Construction

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20 Feb 2011
Pattern Making Fundamentals: Seam Allowance

When taken back to it’s most basic level, sewing is the means by which we have clothed ourselves for thousands...

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18 Feb 2011
Pattern Tool Box: Tracing Wheel

Image from MacCulloch & Wallis» Tracing wheels are usually a blunt, serrated edge or needle point style wheel on a wooden...

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17 Feb 2011
American Craftsmanship

Proenza Schouler, AW11. There have been times in the past where a theme of hand crafts running through the collections...

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16 Feb 2011
Internal Structure at Thom Browne

Thom Browne, AW11, New York. To create the off-the-body silhouettes seen in Thom Browne’s show you need to have a...

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15 Feb 2011
Thakoons Press Studs

Thakoon, AW11. It was a nice touch at Thakoon’s AW11 collection to balance out the time intensive tailoring and beautifully...

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14 Feb 2011
Screen Printing at Libertine

Libertine, AW11. Altering a manufactured fabric is one of the most straight forward ways to create designs that are uniquely...

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A Basic Explanation of Grain Lines
11 Feb 2011
A Basic Explanation of Grain Lines

Grain lines are a generally unnoticed aspect of the garment, that is until they are either used in the wrong...

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10 Feb 2011
Minimal Fabric Interference at Céline

Céline, SS11, Paris. Fashion, as we know, is always evolving in cycles. Sometimes we want clothes fitted, sometimes we want...

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09 Feb 2011
Pattern Making Fundamentals: Understanding Darts

Designer Akira Isogawa in his studio, image from NLA. Whenever you see photographs of designers in their studios you are...

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08 Feb 2011
Mademoiselle Coco Setting Sleeves

Coco Chanel. Sometimes we see photographs of famous designers doing what they were so well known for and it’s nice...

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