Author: Aurea

Grading blocks in Adobe Illustrator

Unlike the Gerber Accumark program where features are designed to facilitate garment pattern making, Adobe doesn’t calculate nor adjust objects to smaller or bigger sizes. Instead, grading is calculated manually through points. It is nonetheless easier to manage and took me less than an hour ...

Drafting Jacket Block on Adobe Illustrator

This is the preview of how I drafted the jacket block in fast speed. It is not intended to as a tutorial but merely just to show how I used Illustrator as a drafting tool. It took roughly about 3 hours to do the draft given that this is the first draft I did on Illustrator. I was still getting used ...

Patternmaking in Adobe Illustrator

I began this year with the intention of understanding the craft of tailoring. I had books borrowed from the library to help with anything to do with a tailored garment, especially a jacket. I’ve prepared canvas, I was ready to buy wool. Alas, 2020 had a different idea. I had already in the ...

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Excerpt from Tatsulok project proposal

They are not white. Yet, before they could proudly claim it, the Philippine society pushed them to internalize that not being like an American puts them in a position of inferiority. Local television shows celebrate light skinned tall Filipinos or half-Filipinos who eloquently speak English. ...

Formal Rustic Wedding Guest Outfit

Wedding season is on full force in New Zealand (even in the Philippines, actually, for it’s the season of family vacation). Working in menswear retail, the amount of wedding suits we’re organizing and wedding guest attires we’re styling were enormous; ceremony dates were almost one ...