Technical Design

Non-conventional Patternmaking and Draping Methods: An Added Value for Apparel Design

  • Katherine Rodriguez Hernandez (The University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • Sandra Starkey (The University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


Pattern making is a crucial stage in apparel development. Using non-conventional methods of pattern making besides the traditional flat pattern and draping mechanisms is a potential approach to add value to fashion products through originality and creativity. This study explains the process of experimentation using an unconventional technique, in this case the “draping technique” that belongs to the transformational recreation system (TR) created by Japanese designer and educator Shingo Sato, this method was combined with draping methods in order to take it further to add value to two original designs using a woven and a knit fabric.

How to Cite:

Rodriguez Hernandez, K. & Starkey, S., (2016) “Non-conventional Patternmaking and Draping Methods: An Added Value for Apparel Design”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 73(1).

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Published on
09 Nov 2016
Peer Reviewed