Colleen Quen: Drafting the garments - Cultural Tech-Fusion Fabrics

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In the last few days Colleen has been sending me images of her process of creating a garment pattern. She studied French couture and was an engineer in a prior career so she has that special mix of left and right side of the brain working in her artistic creations! A lot of math goes into her pattern drafting (I saw math equations on her initial pattern pieces). This really the best part of the project for me....seeing the process of other artists who work in very different media.
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Musiln of sleeves for topography garment.
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Here Colleen maps off sections with tape. This is to determine pattern shapes for the topography garment.
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back view of topography pattern markings.
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More pattern work for topograpy garment.
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Sleeve pattern pieces for topography garment.
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Huge (I mean huge) patten for base of topography garment. This photo was taken from Colleen's second story balcony looking down onto her showroom.
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Start of designing frame structure of emotion piece. This garment will be hanging.
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64 of these forms will hang from the emotion piece to form a sort of lantern skirt.
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