This post is a bit late, however picture heavy so do enjoy!
Julian Roberts held a subtraction pattern cutting class at Winchester School of Art as part of Winchester Fashion Week. Being the enthusiast I am, I went along with a six meters of fabric and a sharp pair of shears.
The morning consisted of a talk and a live demo which was fascinating to watch. I was surprised how down to earth he was. I am not the greatest at explaining but here is my view of subtraction pattern cutting.
|Live demonstration at the front of the lecture theatre. He used 3 metres of black and 3 metres of white cotton which to begin with looked like a duvet cover.|
|After a few holes and stitches came about this garment. What I admired most was he didn't know what he was making or what to expect the dress to look like.|
|Bird's eye view of all the garments we all made under 2 hours. I didn't think too deep into my creation so it took around 45-50 minutes to complete it.|