Category: 212.403 Elective

Model of a classic notch jacket

This is the preview of the patterns in a model in Adobe Illustrator. It is saved as a .ai file and cardboard is extendable. This is where pieces can be copied for manipulations or fixed. Ideally, however, there is a separate cutting table (a larger cardboard separate from this file) so as no to ...

Printing and Sampling Process

There were a few reasons I had to sample the patterns at home. One, the country was on Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and printing wasn’t on the top computer essential business. Second, there are e-patterns being sold online that would need to be printed on a regular A4 sized paper. This is ...

Making The Pockets

Probably one where I did most of the trial and error, remembering from past pattern making experiences of adding pockets but also making it as classic as possible. I found that I understand jet pocket more than the welt pocket.

Making the Top Collar

Drafting the top collar pattern in Adobe Illustrator. Here I was able to use new tools to make the pieces unite together quicker and faster than making new lines and connecting them to where I added volume. It is perhaps the easiest edit I’ve made.

A very brief history of Sewing Patterns

I say very brief because I focused much of my energy hunting down the extensive history of suits and tailoring. In the last week of the class was I fully able to research the history of pattern making, which was quite interesting. I didn’t actually think of how far along pattern making had ...