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Pieced: Thesis Project

In Fashion, Pieced: Thesis Project on February 20, 2011 at 6:11 am


A hybrid of ready-to-wear and active wear, this collection is an experiment in materials’ use and less-than-zero-waste.

All fabrics and hardware are sourced and re-purposed from discarded materials. This will include existing garments as well as cutting room scraps contributed by New York designers. Since this sourcing process involves a degree of unpredictability, the sketches shown here are guidelines. The designs are meant to evolve throughout their production.


inspiration for Pieced, collages by James Castle

Inspired by the resourcefulness of these collages by James Castle, I began my design process by collaging my croquis from scrap paper. The unexpected shapes and solutions that I discovered from this experiment became the basis for my patternmaking.

  • Look 1:  lightweight jacket with rib collar and front buckle strap
  • puffy nylon vest, secured with roller blade buckles
  • pieced wrap mini-skirt
  • Look 2:  asymmetrical racerback dress, with patched knit bodice and woven skirt

  • Look 3:  pieced nylon dress with hidden pocket under wrap panel
  • racerback vest with front roller blade buckle closure
  • Look 4:  asymmetrical racerback polo top
  • one shoulder knit tank
  • pieced nylon pant with wide elastic waistband and cuffs

  • Look 5:  asymmetrical pieced tunic with hidden snap closure
  • spandex biker short with secure pockets at inner waistband
  • Look 6:  asymmetrical knit and woven faux-wrap top
  • stirrup legging with adjustable-inseam snap hem


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