10th december 2014
Origin and evolution of clothing patterns

A pattern is a two-dimensional template, made of paper, cardboard, fabric, plastic, wood, etc. with specific measures, which represents a specific part of the body and allows (along with other pieces) constructing a three-dimensional garment. This is, in simplified form, the perception that we currently have on the pattern, and serves as the basis of this article to propose a deeper study of the historical evolution of the same, as well as the different ways in which this has been understood.



Article by Cristina Real, fashion designer, professor and member of the Unit Trends and Innovations ESDI (University Department of Development Theory and Design).