Design lines : a creative analysis of patternmaking techniques : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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Etzell, Elizabeth M.
Sampson, Paula B.
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Thesis (B.?.)
Honors College
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In my honors thesis I looked into the three types of patternmaking: draping, flat pattern, and drafting. I designed a dress and made the pattern by draping muslin on a dress form, using 4 size patterns of basic bodice and skirt patterns, and drafting out the pattern by hand using measurements from the body. Once I had a muslin mock-up, I fit the garment to a body to work on technical design aspects. My only real experience with making patterns has been a lot of draping in draping class as well as my studio class and just barely getting into flat pattern in class about two years ago. Upon completion of my project I learned much more about flat pattern and the new computer system. I also read about drafting and have a much better concept of what goes into drafting a pattern. My main goal of gaining experience with patternmaking and technical design was accomplished and I feel like I have a much better understanding of what goes in to making a pattern and actually fitting it to a body.