We have to do a restart of Monday’s pattern challenge. Connie generously did the leg work to find the credit for the designer -Tze Goh, another student at St. Martin’s- of the depicted style along with some delicious alternatives. I don’t find much for Tze Goh beyond a Facebook page.
Consider the style at right, Pleat Farm says these are “Made of foam materials fused with jersey”.
At first I thought this was an obligatory drape but after a closer review, it looks like a shawl collar (or perhaps a revers, stitched to the shoulder line or thereabouts) combined with a convertible collar. Don’t hesitate to trounce my opinion, but I don’t think it’s too hard to come to it -once you acquire the materials that is. I just like the concept, wouldn’t wear it.
Another style -I’m enamored of this one!- is shown at right. It is a very cool concept; the outer edge of the sleeve wends its way to attach into a horizontal side waist seam. The seam looks a little fat but consider the material; it takes a deep tuck (four inches? five inches?) before being stitched into place. I wonder what it would look like in other materials? I could see a range of materials, everything from a calico used in casual summer dresses to a georgette. On second thought, a georgette probably wouldn’t work, it never or rarely looks good without gathers and fullness. Caution must be exercised though, the wrong side of the fabric would be very obvious so one will either need to face the piece completely or use double sided material.
Last but not least, Pleat Farm, where Connie found the reference, is an incredible site. If you’re into dimensional texture (origami etc) wait until you have some time to spend or you’re not going to get anything else done today. I lost most of my morning there. Enjoy.