In this Course you will learn about Yokes and how use them to create new ideas and designs, especially when using Stripes.
You will see how stripes and grainlines effect the design element and thus effecting the style of your design.
You will learn how to create a Yoke using both techniques: Draping and Pattern Making.
You will learn how to turn a Dart into Shirring and thus eliminating the dart.
You will see that by eliminating the darts in the bodice, you can create a "Princess Seam" and thus design a new style which can be explored further by the choice of fabric selection.
We review pattern making techniques to change the shape of your designs.
- You'll learn how to use "Slash-and-Spread" techniques, and add fullness.
- You'll be using the 1-Dart and the 2-Dart Bodice.
- Using Yokes on Skirts.
- You'll learn Dart Manipulation: how to take a Dart and turning it into shirring/gathers.
- You'll learn that by adding Seams you can develop new ideas/designs.
- Using Princess Seams as a way to create new ideas.
Elements of Design-- what are they and how to use them in the fashion design process.
- You'll learn Notches-- how to use "control notches".
- Passion vs Purpose.
Creating Yokes to develop new designs is a fun and creative way to achieve new looks. Experimenting with grainlines also is a way to come up with new ideas.
Learning how to pin muslin unto a dress form is also important in order to end up with a correct pattern. Using muslin to drape is an art that can be used in very original ways to expand your creative reach.
You will see how Princess Seams are developed and how that technique can be applied to a garment in order to create new and original designs.
You will learn how notches become essential when instructing your seamstress how you want a garment sewn; communicating effectively with your seamstress/pattern-maker is fundamental in the execution of a garment.
Knowing what your driving force is in design, is fundamental in a solid foundation for a successful Brand. Purpose and vision combined become fuel for your creativity and drive.