|Back of imaginary jacket I created from a full circle|
In a recent draping class (our midterm actually) we were asked to fold a square of fabric - I chose a 45 x 45 square, round it off into a circle and see what we could create.
This is one of my designs. In this case I cut a line along one radian of the circle.
|Here's the fantasy front|
I like how it swings!
I liked the way the cuff rounded up from the base of the circle. That is something I plan to try in a real garment.
I also plan to try out the multiple layers of hem, at different levels. Some kind of sheer floaty fabric - like voile or silk organza - would be nice for that. Wool jersey would be good too, but with our climate, I'd get very little use out of a jacket made from that.
|My favorite features?|
The triangle pocket, the diagonal shoulder tuck,
and the curved cuff.
The swinging lapel in the front, gave me the opportunity to create a little chest pocket at the top, another feature I'm definitely going to integrate into a real jacket!
Playing with circles in fashion lab is the kind of thing that keeps me,
Enchanted by Sewing!
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Sandra Ericson and Madeline Vionnet - Modern fashion inspired by historical beauties
If this were a real, complete garment - which it's not - it would be a Zero Waste Pattern. Zero Waste designs are something I'd like to create. Here's an article about them, I found on Sandy Ericson's site.