Archive | October 2011

HALLOWEEN COSTUME: PATTERN MAKER

While many people my age -and older and younger, were out partying in their costumes, I was joining them indoors.  I celebrated Halloween costume by being a pattern maker.  What a way to kill two birds with one stone; here is my pattern making work Halloween Edition.

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TAKE 1, TAKE 2, TAKE 3, TAKE 100.

My attempt at drafting a princess line strapless.

Slashing, merging, notching, eccentricity all around.

DOLMAN SLEEVE

DOLMAN SLEEVE: Developed from the basic fitted kimono sleeve.  Fullness added to the underarm, falling softly in folds or drape in a cowl-like fashion.

The Process:

SKIN.

The first assignment I was given on the first day of class was to start making patterns.  I was not frightened by the word pattern, but rather somewhat intimidated by the fact that I would be using a ruler to read the lines on it.  Four patterns later, I am ruler friendly and have enjoyed the process of creating the “skin” of what our garments shell out of.  It does not even feel like a task, I am enjoying this process.

Now pardon the excessive photographs, but visuals are much nicer than the explanation of the entire process.

BEST FRIENDS.

Seems like my time devotion will go to this.  Hello new best friends!

 

Soon to be Shirt Sleeves.

FIN.

MONDAY MORNING.

Measuring. Fractions. Patience. Slopers.