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Patternmaking: TR Cutting School

A few days ago, I stumbled upon “youtube gold”. It was the work of Japanese designer and teacher, Shingo Sato who creates clothing patterns with a technique he calls Transformational Reconstruction.

With this technique, designers work first in 3D as opposed to from a sketch. This approach allows novices to “learn by mistake or discover by chance” as they manipulate the patterns on the form.


BEFORE: Working directly on the form


AFTER: Closed darts in real fabric

There are a ton of resources to learn more about his technique. Below are a few, including the youtube link:


3 comments on “Patternmaking: TR Cutting School

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  2. dapperdolly
    July 6, 2012

    That’s a really good idea but could end up with quite a few bits and pieces of waste fabric from mistake lol which is fine though if they can be used for something else. I definitely like the idea of seeing and feeling it first because I agree that will give even more ideas that might be missed in the usual way. Thanks for posting!

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