Today we were given a task to buy cheap fabric of our choice. With the fabric we had to use a block pattern then create shape, structure, drapes, colour balance etc. After we made a design we had to create a pattern from it(from the mannequin). Before the task we were given a brief talk and examples of designs on the mannequin and the things to do when creating a pattern (using notches etc)–

For this project, I first had many ideas but was not sure which one to move on with, so I started off simple and gradually developed my design,then decided on a final design which has pleat techniques.

The fabric I chose was a good match for what I wanted for my garment. When I felt the texture I had to buy it (£2.00 for 2metres). I like the reversible colours, shown in the images, you can see that I have used both sides of the fabric. I turned it inside out for the jacket block and then used the right side of fabric for the pleated part. I did this so that something will stand out rather than the material.

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– First I started with a Mens shirt block. I traced it onto calico and decided to have/add a long length,

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-I was inspired by royal clothing. We were told to choose a keyword for inspiration and design development. My keyword is ‘Royalty’,

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-My collar idea was a choice from looking at royalty clothing like Kings, for example Haile Salassie I. I wanted to create a design that would stand out over the jacket because the material has loads going on, such as the flowers and colour.

We were given a short powerpoint presentation to show different pattern cutting techniques. I thought the presentation was interesting and decided to do more research into ‘pattern cutting technique’ videos.


Haile Selassie

Royal uniforms

African and British Royalty


Other toiles from this session:

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