Geometry of Design

In November of 2018 I had a friend who taught me a very basic pattern for crafting a caftan. This basic pattern can also be used to create a Persian Coat, Turkish Entari, Viking apron Dress, Norse coat with either a front close OR a cross body close, and I think even a simple 1970’s style Afghan jacket. So I decided to start a series, both blog and vlog, showing how this ONE design can be reconfigured to create all these different looks. And the best part is, same measurements, same design, creates the same look for both Men and Women. Truly multi-cultural and unisex, 1000 years before that became a thing!

So here is a croquis, free image courtesy of Patternzilla.

Seriously, Patternzilla is a pretty awesome site. They will CUSTOM MAKE a pattern to your specific measurements! Check em out!

Seriously, Patternzilla is a pretty awesome site. They will CUSTOM MAKE a pattern to your specific measurements! Check em out!

No the markings to the side and color lines are to show which specific measurements you need. The video below will show you how to take the measurements. I demonstrate on my friend Angelina, and my boyfriend Brad, who is usually behind the camera, but consented to this humiliation for learning purposes.

Only very good friends consent to be measured on camera for pubic consumption.

The plan is to post weekly videos on Fridays as this project progresses. Next week will be how the measurements create a pattern. We’ll show you how to make that pattern, how to put the pattern together, and how to make all the things we can using a basic set of geometric shapes. Fear no Fashion!