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Rapid Prototyping - part 2

Sept 16, 2022

Sleeve Draping - part 2

- Construction of a pattern from draping
- Correction of lines and grain

- Sewing and observation
- Analysis of results

Cutting and assembling the sleeve

          After cutting, flattening the draped piece and tracing the pattern, we used the allocated fabric to recut and stitch the sleeve and observe the encountered issues. In our case, the panel on the back of the forearm ended up longer than the front panel. We had to spread this extra length in order to recreate that curve. Even after steaming, the process was still too apparent on the dummy. If we were to do this exercise again, the pattern would need adjusting to reduce this material difference, or allocate the extra length closer to the elbow / the higher part of the forearm with additional notches. Alternatively, a different fabric would have been able to absorb that extra ease better to create the muscle curve. 
         From the above pictures, we can also see that the seem line right on the elbow point/ curve will be an issue in terms on comfort. In order to solve this, we worked on measuring the body expansion measurements. We measured the circumference of our biceps and forearms when extending, and when bending the arm. The same was done with the elbow point. From there we calculated the necessary ease to modify and create an articulated pattern from our almost straight sleeve prototypes.  

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