Thursday, April 19, 2018

ATATAC Paper Doll Preview. post three

if ya click on the photos, they get bigger. Or you can slide on by.

I have made the spiral shirt from CFPD, so I think I know how this is going to work.

Because of all this, the sleeves make a certain level of sense to me out of the box.
And look at this striped version. The stripes run vertically. They are horizontal on the sleeve, and you can see a curved seam on the bicep, left of the pocket.

This is the time for the tiny paper model.


Cut out

Add grain lines

Start goofing around.
Where is the neckline? Make that look like a neckline

And use the marked pockets as guideposts


The seam goes around forming the armscye

Which will keep winding to make a sleeve tube

With a really high armhole. Which is good for mobility (remember those flamenco sleeves?)
Your flexibility is going to come with your fabric choice I believe

And it works

Paper is not very flexible

One side folded, one side flat
Marked up the match points
and put them on the copy in the computer.

I love Paint. Don't take it from me, Microsoft!

So it will work. The front placket area looks to be a little less than the model shows (it barely touches). So I will do a little more goofing around with paper. And then a slightly larger fabric model. I'd really rather fiddle around with dinky seams and tape than scale up too early and curse the time I'd wasted.
And then there's that 'can I size it up?' issue.

But that's another day.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ATATAC Now that I have pattern pieces, what am I supposed to do with this thing? post two

I have a lot of pattern pieces. And free time.

Guess I have a book to read

Click on the internal links: this 'digital' book is a treasure trove of information.
If you go through the entire chapter, you will have pretty much name checked every flat pattern designer who doesn't work for SimMcVogerick (will work out a good name for the Big One sooner or later). 

And to quote verbatim: 
"A common denominator between these cutters is that they emphasize the pattern, itself, as a tool for creation. By experimentation and transformation of patterns, either through block patterns or other shapes, they find new shapes and ways of designing for the body. As Roberts (2008) notes, one problem that may arise is that the garments may end up as walking patterns that have little to do with the body wearing it." 
(chapter two, page five, bottom of the page)

The Demented Fairy can vouch for that one

How to wear, how not to wear?
So will I get something I can assemble, and even more fabulous thinking: alter to fit me?