I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and taking some time in this heat to get cool. This week I wanted to talk about a new method of draping I learned about. Transformational Reconstruction is a form of draping in which there are no side seams, shoulder seams, or darts. Shingo Sato is a master of this technique and released a book not too long ago titled the same, Transformational Reconstruction by Shingo Sato, which also has a great DVD of Sato demonstrating his process.
Here are some pictures of Shingo Sato and his work.
TR is a fun and creative method of creating very one of a kind pieces. I suggest everyone who is a designer and loves to sew should try this method. Youtube is a great source to get started. There are many many videos of not only Shingo Sato but other designers demonstrating in detail this technique. Enjoy!