Posts Tagged: fashion

Making Slopers

The tools of the trade: pattern weights, gigantic scissors, pattern-notcher, awl, and blocks For the past 7 weeks, a group of seven dedicated students have been learning to draft patterns. We started from scratch, making our own custom slopers. Slopers are essentially 2-D, flat pattern maps of the body, developed from measurements using rulers. We then… Read more »

Refashioned. Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials

“There’s more than enough stuff in the world already—the idea of adding anything more that is not outstanding seems unconscionable.” So begins Sass Brown’s latest book featuring the work of designers working with used and unused materials. If the examples seem too edgy for our normal lives I think there is much here to inspire… Read more »