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Pure Construction at Christian Dior | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, SS16, Paris.
25 Oct 2015
Pure Construction at Christian Dior

Christian Dior, SS16, Paris. After the recent news that Raf Simons would no longer be the artistic director at Dior...

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03 Jun 2013
Using Seam Allowances to Support Silhouette

Robert Wun, “Burnt” Collection, 2012. In a bid to remove bulk from garments we often try to create patterns with...

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30 Aug 2012
Fundamentals of Pattern Making: Pattern Notches

Alexander Wang, RST13, New York. When a piece of fabric is first cut out, it has none of the markings...

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22 May 2012
Experiments in the 2nd Dimension at Comme des Garcons

Comme des Garçons, AW12, Paris. For her Autumn-Winter 2012 collection for Comme des Garçons, Rei Kawakubo presented a very flat...

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01 Apr 2011
Shaping Seam Allowance for Corners and Curves

Hermès, AW11, Paris. Constructing a garment is a complex process which goes back and forth between cutting the fabric and...

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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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21 Feb 2011
Fundamentals of Sewing: Seams

Above are the two most commonly used types of seams in contemporary sewing, closed and open seams and they are...

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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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