Fun with folds...

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MarcusLaGrone
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Fun with folds...

Post by MarcusLaGrone » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:36 am

After taking Lori's cue and playing with fabric on a hard angle, I started playing with trying to get layered folds...
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Went with sub-surface scattering on the dress... Jersey for the cloth.

The title is "Give me a 'D'"... bad violin joke...

I'm starting to understand why fashion models are built like they are... hard to get folds and fabric to lay smoothly with thing in the way...
Happy with the results regardless...

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Re: Fun with folds...

Post by LoriGriffiths » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:00 am

Beautiful work. You did a great job with the draping. I think you've got the concepts down now.

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Re: Fun with folds...

Post by MarcusLaGrone » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:22 am

For humor value I dropped the exact same dress (no resizing at all) onto a MakeHuman avatar.
Folds played nice!
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Re: Fun with folds...

Post by LoriGriffiths » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:26 am

That's the nice thing about collars with that drape, even with less bust they still look good. Nice job.

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Re: Fun with folds...

Post by wetcircuit » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:10 pm

Wow! That looks amazing.... What is the "cue from Lori" about the hard angle? Is this a tutorial that I've missed?

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Re: Fun with folds...

Post by MarcusLaGrone » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:56 am

I had asked Lori about how to get the folds to play nice and she had replied that it would be a good idea to have the pieces at a 45 degree angle to the bias (hence the hard angle comment) as buckling on the bias would help with the draping.

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Re: Fun with folds...

Post by wetcircuit » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:09 pm

MarcusLaGrone wrote:I had asked Lori about how to get the folds to play nice and she had replied that it would be a good idea to have the pieces at a 45 degree angle to the bias (hence the hard angle comment) as buckling on the bias would help with the draping.
Could you show how that looks on the pattern? I have heard of this before, but I don't really understand (other than simply angling everything at 45°). It would be different with different fabric settings, wouldn't it? Certain fabrics stretch more along this bias?

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Re: Fun with folds...

Post by MarcusLaGrone » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:04 pm

Of course!
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It is a VERY simple pattern. The only trick was to get the folds to lay right.
that meant:
1) rotating the front piece to 45 of the bias (looks strange, but it does help)
2) changing the cloth, to Jersey in this case.
3) using pressure to "inflate" the front and then deflating it so it draped well.

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Re: Fun with folds...

Post by wetcircuit » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:32 am

:) Ahh interesting... I will try on maybe any loose shape to see what happens....

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Re: Fun with folds...

Post by MarcusLaGrone » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:54 pm

Experimentation is, of course, half the fun of MD!
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