Friday, 27 January 2012
Testing patterns on a stand
After drafting a basic pattern for the jacket, no sleeves, I cut half a jacket in calico with large seam allowances, pinned it together, and placed it on a stand which I had padded up to my model's measurements in order to see how the design lines function.
Although the jacket will need to have a certain degree of ease, it was clear that it was too loose for the fit especially in the skirt portion, which should be quite fitted to the body. The shape of the lapel, also was wrong, as was the neckline. I re-pinned the half-toile on the mannequin before making alterations on to the pattern.