D R A P I N G I D E A S
Shingo Sato (geometric)/ Rose/ Japanese Origami Inspired
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P A T T E R N – M A K I N G
For the front shirt pockets, Tomoko Nagamichi’s patternmaking techniques in her book Pattern Magic helped make my sketch come to life.
M U S L I N P R O T O T Y P E
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F A B R I C
My colors are first inspired by roses. I chose a deep red cotton fabric with a little shine, and paired it with a black fabric that has a green undertone.
In class, I decided to add a gray lining to my shirt. Instead of getting new fabric the same as my swatch, I found a similar gray scrap fabric and used that instead.
The sleeves were too wide for me, so I made it narrower:
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I L L U S T R A T I O N
R E F L E C T I O N
I enjoyed making this shirt more than my skirt because I chose fabrics that are easier to work with – after working with a chiffon-like material, anything becomes easier. My last project influenced my fabric choices for this one because I learned my lesson to choose fabrics with more caution. My research heavily influenced my design, as I was inspired my Shingo Sato and Tomogo Nagamichi with their Japanese style origami and geometric aesthetic. I spent quite some time on pattern making, reading books and figuring out how to make my sketch come to life. I was also inspired by roses and their thorns, resulting in an edgy yet feminine shirt, enhanced by deep reds and blacks.