Juliana Sissons, zero-waste pattern cutting

  • University of Northampton

The University of Northampton Art&Design Club was joined by Juliana Sissons for a Masterclass in ‘zero-waste pattern-cutting’. Juliana talked to the Club about the process of designing with minimal material for sustainability. The members then took part in a series of hands-on activities using special materials packs that had been sent to them for the session.

As a first task, members created a Balenciaga style coat with minimal seams from a printed paper template, and then explored a variety of pattern designs for skirts and trousers, with a focus on geometric patterns.

In the final activity, everyone chose to create their own piece, with garments including skirts, trousers and coats being created on 30-cm mannequins.


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