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Gradable Zero-Waste Bridal Jumpsuit with Transformable Components



The purpose of the present design was to create a gradable zero waste bridal jumpsuit using the method developed by Carrico (2016, 2018, 2021). This design creates a sleek, fitted silhouette inspired by old Hollywood glamour, atypical of zero waste designs which tend to be loose to accommodate more sizes of wearers. The grading approach was based on Mullet (2015). The jumpsuit was constructed from 45” wide white 100% silk dupioni, fully underlined with 45” wide 100% cotton batiste. The lining was 100%polyester crepe. The gradable strips were cut from extra yardage of the fabrics in the necessary widths for each size. All remaining fabric in the marker was utilized to create the transformable components. Each component could be added to the design using small snaps and wearers could mix and match. 

Keywords: Gradable, zero-waste, transformable design, bridal

How to Cite: Stannard, C. R. (2022) “Gradable Zero-Waste Bridal Jumpsuit with Transformable Components”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings. 79(1). doi: