Introduction to making digital sewing patterns with Inkscape video

Introduction to making digital sewing patterns with Inkscape video

Introduction to making digital sewing patterns with Inkscape Discover how you can use free and open source software, Inkscape to create your own digital sewing patterns. This is the first in a set of videos that will be showing you how to use  inkscape to develop your...
Half size mannequins helping with an upcycling design concept

Half size mannequins helping with an upcycling design concept

Re-fashioning a man’s suit into ladies Leg-o-mutton jacket The Leg of lamb sleeve project is a project that I first developed on one of our half size mannequins, but since then this sleeve which was simple to construct has been used in a few other of our projects....
Christian Dior Mini Mannequins in Le Petit Théâtre de la Mode

Christian Dior Mini Mannequins in Le Petit Théâtre de la Mode

Maggie This incredible   exhibition was inspired by Théâtre de la Mode, a 1945–1946 touring exhibit of fashion mannequins, approximately 1/3 the size of human scale, crafted by top Paris fashion designers. Now, for the House of Dior, twelve installations retrace the...
Half Scale Mannequins on the television

Half Scale Mannequins on the television

Maggie Although the episode in question appeared some time ago, I discovered this particular episode watching re-runs of the series. I was delighted to see a half size dress form being used on television in the popular TV series, The Great British Sewing Bee. Although...
Half Size Mannequin short history

Half Size Mannequin short history

A short history of dressmaker’s mannequins and their half size counterparts From the early fifteenth century, mannequins are documented as “common tools” in artistic practice. The word mannequin comes from the Middle Dutch, mannekijn or “little man.” The conventional...