Patterns give form and define silhouettes, but more than that they serve as a record of the process of draping and drafting and the research embedded in each piece. As garment patterns for both past collections and new projects are developed, they are digitized and made available for free download and use.
Often the fashion industry operates under a proprietary system where techniques and designs are closely guarded. As one small step towards a more sustainable way of engaging in the fashion system, and in a spirit of abundance, these patterns are intended for use as a teaching tool, not only for how to sew, but perhaps as a window into a different way of consuming and dressing.
Silver Dutch Skirt/