The Practice of the System

Folk garment investigations

Recently at the studio, we have had two private students learning pattern making with me (Jack). They are both recent high school graduates who have been accepted into RMIT bachelor of fashion (Design) who are keen to learn a few more skills before they commence next year. 

My own pattern making practice is very unprescribed. I consider all of the methods in pattern making to be somewhat made up, subject to fashion, and always requiring a test depending upon the variables at hand. So, I am trying to impart an understanding of the body, its shape, and how an X...