Portrait

As a pattern maker, I became fascinated by the process of tailoring garments to fit around the organic shapes of the human body. While Nature uses flexible and highly adaptable skin to cover our bones, we often invert this process through the act of tailoring. We employ clever techniques of sewing and cutting in order to create rigid and highly structured shapes to cover the organic body beneath. The Face Pattern is a sewing pattern for a human face if the base material were a woven fabric. Darts and seams are used to create contour, just as one would with a corset or suit. The project plays with the idea that often the simple solution is not the best solution.