Hi, today I would like to show you two of my projects about copying brands. First, why do I do it? Of course not to produce fakes, but rather better understand how pattern construction works. It is useful to develop a vision of the patterns. For example, how often somebody somewhere shows picture and ask a help with pattern, or you have designed your own dress but do not know how to make it. And last, it’s a great challenge to ideally repeat lines of best brands of fashion.
Today I would like to show my work on Camicia Bianca Gianfranco Ferre and Chanel jacket from spring collection 2016. Both of them I did as a part of the fashion design course.
And now my copies…
To be honest, I did not have enough time to make them ideal and thus these first copies have a lot of mistakes. For example, the blouse is too short. The collar has a bit wrong shape and too small, also does not go far enough to the back. However, this is my first serious work of pattern making and I think for the first try it does not look bad.
I also have not done too many tries for Chanel jacket, here are some problems with fitting sleeves. Obviously too much tension in the shoulders, but I still searching for the best way to construct sleeves. And maybe finally find a time and make these two patterns more close to original…