Adding flared triangular pattern pieces directly to your 3D toile.
Whilst drawing the style lines, re-consider the block's dart apex points, the tips of the inserted flared triangles, as well as which side seams you might want to dispose of and which areas of the block's sides you may want to draw through. You can draw onto the inserted triangular pieces, as these new divisions will become integrated into new shapes once you dismantle your toile.
Create a new asymmetrical TR shape from any standard bodice block and add triangular pieces directly onto your flat pattern, whilst you are drafting it, shaping it where and by how much you so desire.


Should your style lines pass through both the sleeve and the bodice blocks, you could completely eliminate the conventional shape of the set-in armhole altogether, by integrating these two blocks in a completely new way.
After dismantling your new pattern you will need to ease in the new sleeve cap and form the under sleeve section. I recommend trying on your toile once reconstructed to check that it has retained its original comfortable fit.

This same procedure can be used for raglan sleeves or any other number of sleeve types. The main priority here is to always retain the same level of comfort of wear as the original toile.


TR design concept, draping is interpreted slightly differently. Once you have adapted your conventional block into a TR design, this adapted pattern will become the base layer for further draping manipulations. The difference being here, instead of draping on your dress form, you will drape your fabric directly on top of your flat TR adapted pattern piece.

TR Draping translates into immediate and intuitive 3D draped creations in opposition to the more conventional, artisanal draping techniques you may have encountered.
And this concept to be easily accessible and a rewardingly creative process to put into practice.


TR Architectural Reconstruction technique is integrated within the garment's pattern instead of using a patchwork concept whilst also retaining the garment's original comfort of wear. The main consideration here is deciding how you are going to eliminate your design's joining seams and integrate them within your blocks pattern.

Integrating your boxes within your block pattern using style lines, whilst eliminating joining seams as much as possible to give an overall optimal visual effect. It is best to end up with as few pattern pieces as possible


Firstly, think of a 3D vortex shape, twisting and shaping your fabric into a voluminous protrusion or an inverted cyclone.
Pay close attention to the pinned edges of your vortex whilst drawing your style lines to ensure optimal visual integration. It doesn't really matter how many pattern pieces you end up with. You may draw as many or as few TR style lines as you wish, as long as they remain relevant to the vortex's 3D qualities, at least during your initial trials.
You can then either let your 3D vortex form protrude from your garment like a volcano or invert it back on itself whilst twisting it, to create a more interesting and complex manipulation.


Create optical illusions directly onto garments through the use of intricate pattern layouts.
This concept requires a preconceived optical design, which can then be hidden by style lines constructed onto your garment block pattern.
Any "trick of the eye" shaped design will be compatible with this concept however design details and features will need to be well thought out from the start.
Once you have transferred your optical design onto your block you will need to cut out the two color-way sections, giving them 0.5cm seam allowances. You can then sew your garment up and press its seams open, ready for the insertion of any pocket pieces.


Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The "valley" fold and the "mountain" fold are two of Origami's basic steps which are used to achieve most of the folded shapes. A number of 3D origami shapes can be achieved and generally you would start with the paper being placed on a flat surface.
The TR Origami technique is achieved similarly, by first folding over the pattern pieces on a flat surface to achieve 3D origami shaped effects once reconstructed.
First of all you need to design your diagonal TR style lines on the block you want to adapt. Mark notches on your designed fold lines before dismantling the pattern to facilitate its reconstruction later on.

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