I have to post a very quick teaser.
I started on a project which is quite a challenge - and I think I can get a really good blog post out of it too (Promises, promises!).
I saw the general technique somewhere: how to develop a dressmaking pattern to get a piece that curves and drapes and generally behaves in a relatively unpredictable three-dimensional manner - the technique is all about how to tame this apparently chaotic and wild appearance so you arrive at a useable pattern piece. It's not even that difficult to do!
It sounds quite intriguing, doesn't it?
Well, I am completely in seven heaven with this. This is just the sort of thing I absolutely love: -
Pattern construction, turning something 3D into a 2D pattern piece - figuring out what kinds of curves and angles work out how... I absolutely love that.
I saw a photo of a pretty special collar. And I also saw a technique of how to sketch a ruffle that falls in a sort of waterfall pattern - and how you turn the sketch of that ruffle into a pattern piece. So therefore...
This blog post made a lot of sense.
I did try it with my collar and I think I got somewhere! Like I said, this is just a quick teaser - I will write the blog post proper soon and hopefully take a good photo or two to illustrate the concept, pattern and technique.