HOW TO CREATE FLATS

The process of producing flats, demonstrated here, begins with the creation of a generic body form. This is a basic body shape that can be used as a template, and starting point, for every flat that you make. The next steps involve drawing the garment style. Once you have created a garment style, you can either go on to create the finished flat, or use it as inspiration for drawing a range of styles before selecting those that you wish to develop into final flats. This technique of developing designs through flat drawing is called speed designing (see page 29).

CREATING A GENERIC TEMPLATE

As the first stage in the process of technical drawing it is worth taking some time to draw an accurate generic template, or body shape. ...

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