Posted 2009-10-07 8:12 AM (#58793 - in reply to #58791) Subject: RE: Asymmetrical Pattern Suggestions
Location: Miami, Florida
One of Marcy Tilton's newer tops would be a great project.
MISSES' TOP: Semi-fitted asymmetrical pullover tops A, B, C. A: contrast neck and armhole bands. B: neck band and unfinished three-quarter length sleeves. Wrong side of fabric will show on all bands. C: cowl “twisted” collar and long sleeves.
Posted 2009-10-07 8:23 AM (#58794 - in reply to #58791) Subject: RE: Asymmetrical Pattern Suggestions
karen, i have a couple of my own designs i'd be happy to share with you, i'll try to get pictures for you today. you've seen most of them, i think, my favorite is a skirt that i also hand painted the fabric, and another is a nursing top i made for my sister about 14 years ago.
Posted 2009-10-07 2:46 PM (#58807 - in reply to #58806) Subject: RE: Asymmetrical Pattern Suggestions
When using Paint, to crop a picture or in this case the white out of your picture, use the select tool, top right square button on the side bar. Drag the lines around the part of the picture you want to keep, then right click and scroll down to almost the bottom of the options to the crop tab. Click on the crop tap and then save.
Posted 2009-10-07 10:36 PM (#58812 - in reply to #58791) Subject: RE: Asymmetrical Pattern Suggestions
Take your pick...I got distracted while looking for a better photo of a recent Mrs Stylebook design: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/qXOGB8qSSplZG3ChxTt5cw?feat=em...
The short pants look quite normal, but that's just what they are not. The legs are rotated outward to create a big cut-on crotch gusset. Then, one leg is cut narrow, while the other is big and balloony. I've seen quite a lot of similar takes this year on girls ultrashort hotpants or men's knee-length shorts - one leg longer, and one leg has fullness caught in by pleats at hem, or horizontal tucks, etc etc.
Maybe no need to do it in PE, but asymmetrical balloon skirts are around...some with unevenly placed tiers of balloon ruffles, or asymmetrically horizontally tucked underskirts under a balloon overskirt layer (no photos, observed on local students!).
Also hardly needing PE are asymmetric ruffles...but here's a one-shoulder stunner that might look good with with slightly contrasting textures in a winter version too. http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?na...
Posted 2009-10-07 11:09 PM (#58813 - in reply to #58791) Subject: RE: Asymmetrical Pattern Suggestions
PS - one garment that is often asymmetric in Japan is the apron or apron dress...often waist aprons or the skirts on full aprons are made so that they wrap right round, with the wrapover forming a flattering diagonal in front.
Another is the one-shoulder apron made famous by Katsuyo Kobayashi - she apparently used to get all kinds of wacky apron designs to liven up her shows, but found this design so comfortable that it's been her trademark for 20 years or more! http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/goods/imgs/a/8/a8d9a0b1.jpg
This link shows how to draft (measurements in cms) and sew a similar apron without the shoulder tucks (small-med size). The shoulder strap simply buttons onto the back panels at center back. http://tenuihuku.exblog.jp/i4/
Posted 2009-10-19 12:46 AM (#58982 - in reply to #58813) Subject: RE: Asymmetrical Pattern Suggestions
Location: Gabriola Island, BC, Canada
Wow - the American designs are very tame compared to the Japanese ones.
Katsuyo Kobayashi - I'm sure I saw her on one of the the original "Iron Chef" programs. She was the invited, intended competitor, but when they called her in, her husband walked in first and gave permission for her to work. I also think he stayed around while she and her team cooked. It was interesting.
Posted 2009-10-19 8:21 AM (#58983 - in reply to #58812) Subject: RE: Asymmetrical Pattern Suggestions
Posted 2009-10-21 5:50 PM (#59015 - in reply to #58791) Subject: RE: Asymmetrical Pattern Suggestions
karen, i'm still trying to find pictures of the skirt, actually i'm still trying to find the skirt too. i think i donated it to shakespeare in the park.
here is a picture of the nursing top. the quality of the picture is really poor because it was made in the dark ages when all i had was a digital video camera--this is a still from that. about 14 years ago. the nursing slits are under the flaps.