Adding sculptural shapes to panels

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Continuing with the same theme as last time, the panel-construction.Now I’ll show you some other shapes you can create by using this technique. If you’re looking for ways to make sculptural garments, this could be one option.Take a look at this skirt I made in ½-scale:And here’s another ...

Let’s draft some panel-skirts!

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Summer is quickly approaching here in Milan, and that inspired me to write about skirts. Not just any skirts of course, but panel-skirts. I want to include more wearable designs in my blog and this is a perfect opportunity!There are two ways to draft the pattern. You can either draw directly one panel, which is ...

When pleats won’t do, try layering!

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Now that I have explained how to add pleats, the perfect subject to write about next is layering. It’s kind of like pleats. It’s a technique you can use, if you want to create pleats that have another shape. Something you can’t fold.I have done several pieces using this technique, so it was difficult to ...

More pleating techniques

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So, as promised, here's another post on pleats. They are so versatile that I wanted to introduce a couple of other variations: the pleated stripes and pleats across pleats. Because why make things too simple, right? Both techniques are easier if you already read the first ...