On March 26th 2011 Thailand had it’s Miss Universe event and Chanyasorn Sakornchan was crowned the winner … don’t tell me how I missed this, but I did. I accidently came across the photos today and had to kick myself having just spent 2 months in Chiang Mai! Ok the event was in Bangkok . . . → Read More: Swimsuit Of The Week
As everyone knows, I prefer the flat pattern method of patternmaking … especially considering I work mostly with stretch fabrics. I tend to think draping is for those who can’t visualise a three dimensional form in two dimensions. Well that really isn’t very fair of me. Not everyone is a geometric and mathematical nerd. I . . . → Read More: Draping & Body Forms
As usual, Kathleen Fasanella has presented yet another great discussion for pattern making students (and those who don’t think things fit as well as they used to) to consider …
and part two …
I like the way this woman thinks … I especially like the way she . . . → Read More: What are the measurements of a size 10?
I know I’ve been away for a few weeks so this looks like a poor excuse for a post but I assure guarentee you that you will learn something about the nature of the fashion industry if you read this. It’s by leading industry expert Kathleen Fasanella … enough said!
Why existing manufacturers don’t add . . . → Read More: More on Plus Sizes
If you’ve been following my Demographics postings you’ll know I’ve been searching for linear (and non-linear) trends in sizing so as to see if there really is a trend of any kind that can be used to improve the way we not only make patterns, but also in how we interpret the sizing interval . . . → Read More: Demographics Part II
Everyone knows I love demographics. Understanding sizing and shape trends and anomalies is the key to creating a succesful ready-to-wear range that actually sells. All too often design houses use hand me down standard size tables with no real appreciation of their target audience. I often use examples like a size 10 teenager being a completely . . . → Read More: Demographics: Size & Shape