Monday, April 20, 2015

Dart manipulation inspiration

It’s nice to read in the comments there are others working on pattern drafting and dart manipulation too. I don’t think you see it a lot in the blogosphere. If you know blogs/sites let me know in the comments, it would be nice to see it more.

Apart from the in person classes I took Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy class on dart manipulation and it was a great inspiration. I only bought this class a little over a week ago, and I can heartily recommend. She’s very clear and deals with the subject very, very well.She uses the imperial system, but it’s not a problem as in this class it’s not about taking your own measurements and converting that to a paper pattern. It works from a sloper/block pattern, which I have. (disclaimer, I’m not affiliated to Craftsy, this is just a great class if you’re interested in pattern drafting/changing patterns).

Browsing the internet as one does from time to time for inspiration, I found this top. Certainly dart manipulation, combined with pleats/doubled fabric and a ruffle. The ruffle is a bit much to me, I’m not a ruffle-person in general, but the variation is something I might try.

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This top is from the Jil Sander collection spring 2015, price 690 euro. It’s not even made from silk.

6 comments:

  1. After watching the dart manipulation class it is interesting to see all the dart work out there in fashion. Once I get my bodice sloper done (if only there was more time in the day) I can see a lot of sheath dresses with variations for work. The top you showcase is interesting. I quite like the ruffle but you could do it without so much flare. Do you follow Studio Faro? Anita's posts on FB and on her webpage are interesting.

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  2. Didn't Frabjous Couture post a series on this subject a few years ago? As for the imperial/metric mindbreaking stuff I find those double sided tape measures really helpful!

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  3. That's a very interesting top. I like it.

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  4. I love the class too. It made me enroll the body sloper class as well, because I thought it was that appealing. Great teacher, very thorough, and inspiring. And I am not a pattern drafter at all, so she really made me enthusiastic 😃 Great top BTW.

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  5. Interesting top. Thanks to the info on the Craftsy site. I have three videos I am watching now from there and I have been pleased with the selections I have signed up for.

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  6. Thxs for the hint on the Craftsy class.
    Indeed an interesting top, but I will have to wait untill after my exams and the finishing of our new house untill I can work on it....

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