Title

Engaging fashion design students with evolving technology; digital printing

Author'(s) Department(s)

The Fashion School

Abstract

Junior level fashion design students were challenged to develop patterns that were to be printed directly onto fabric with a digital textile printer. First, students develop their design using draping or flat pattern methods and create their paper patterns. Second, they sew a muslin prototype of their garment design to evaluate the fit. Third, students altered their paper patterns based on their fit evaluation of their muslin prototypes. Fourth, students digitized their paper patterns and created their fabric design patterns in Fashion Illustrator. Lastly, students’ digital patterns were printed directly onto fabric; students then sew their garments from the printed fabric that already had cutting lines printed onto each pattern piece. This project idea was developed for students to learn how to engineer fabric designs on pattern pieces; it also encouraged them to think about sustainable design processes through the use of a digital textile printer.

Core Theme

Knowledge

Disciplines

Art and Design | Fashion Design | Industrial and Product Design

Start Date

24-10-2014 2:30 PM

End Date

24-10-2014 3:30 PM

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Engaging fashion design students with evolving technology; digital printing

Junior level fashion design students were challenged to develop patterns that were to be printed directly onto fabric with a digital textile printer. First, students develop their design using draping or flat pattern methods and create their paper patterns. Second, they sew a muslin prototype of their garment design to evaluate the fit. Third, students altered their paper patterns based on their fit evaluation of their muslin prototypes. Fourth, students digitized their paper patterns and created their fabric design patterns in Fashion Illustrator. Lastly, students’ digital patterns were printed directly onto fabric; students then sew their garments from the printed fabric that already had cutting lines printed onto each pattern piece. This project idea was developed for students to learn how to engineer fabric designs on pattern pieces; it also encouraged them to think about sustainable design processes through the use of a digital textile printer.