glimmeroo: The Rise of Phoenixes: An Ode to P…

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The Rise of Phoenixes: An Ode to Pattern Matching Across Seams

This show is an amazing example of tailoring and craft. One thing that stands out for every single man’s costume is the careful matching of patterns across seams. Take for example, the costume above. It’s actually made of different pieces of fabric, and I’ve drawn the seams where they’re attached below. Of note: The collar, the center front seam, and the left split where the gown opens. Note also, how it’s really hard to tell that they’re there, because as all proper tailors ought to, they’ve made the pattern continuous across those seams. (A ton of photos below the fold …)

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