The finished Shirt
- Colour: Preferrably shades of blue to compliment client’s eye colour
- Style: worn loose and complementing natural body curves
- Body: 5’4”, medium built
I decided on the following fabric and materials:
- Fabric 1: Vintage, skyblue Liberty linen
- Fabric 2: White, soft linen/viscose blend
- Fabric 3: Vintage silk
- Pearlised buttons with metal rim
Here the chosen fabric is arranged on a bust. It is here where I decide on the width of the individual parts and their positioning.
Once the pre-fitting has been successfully completed, I then create the final cutting templates, this time taking the design into consideration. This is a fairly lengthy process.
Because I work mostly with vintage and / or rare materials there is often only a certain amount available and therefore i cannot allow to make any mistakes during this process.
Once all pieces have been cut I then arrange them on the bust for final ‘consideration’.
At this stage small alterations to the design are still possible. In this case, i am still not sure which buttons to choose.
Slowly it is taking on shape. Joining the pieces together requires much attention for detail, as again I cannot allow to make mistakes as there is only a limited amount of fabric available.