Creative Design: Professional

Transformable Blossom

  • Chanjuan Chen (Kent State University)


As a type of transformable designs, modular garments can be changed into multiple looks and create personalized designs by consumers. While designers can use the modular concept to create original garments, some customers with low levels of skill may find it difficult to rearrange a whole garment. The goal for this project was to create a modular garment which could be easily transformed by consumers of all skill levels. The researcher used inspiration from the art of Chinese paper cutting to create a flower module. A dress pattern was then drafted on Optitex with all darts being transferred from the basic sloper pattern into seams so that the edges could be used for joining the flower modular pieces. The final design can be worn as a simple sheath dress or transformed to be different looks by attaching the modular shapes provided, such as adding flared sleeves or lengthen the skirt on the hem.

Keywords: Transformability, module, Ready-to-wear, laser cutting

How to Cite:

Chen, C., (2019) “Transformable Blossom”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi:

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Published on
15 Dec 2019