I was challenged to create a garment that transforms into a carrying case of some kind, in my 3D, Body as Form, class. I first made the muslin vest pattern then started the daunting transformation by returning to something I knew well, origami. I figured some thoughtful folding and zippers could create the interesting streamlined bag I was envisioning!
Can you incorporate the element of surprise (transformation) into your next project?! See how I did it below.
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|Muslin pattern with basted on zippers after my origami play worked out!|
|Basted muslin backpack|
|The 'Origami' Instructions are easy enough!|
|Views of my drapey vest!|
(As one can see in the directions the grey strip at the bottom of the vest was a design element that also helped clarify the first folding directions. Transformative design needs to function!)
|All zipped up... no vest to be seen!|
|A delicious drape|
|She can't wait till the weather's cool so she can be worn again!|