The shape of the top is copied and further developed from a vintage Lindex top.
We believe that copying earlier masters or contemporary competitors is an excellent way to learn and find one’s own artistic voice. Such works may become the foundation for development, deconstruction, and reconstruction. See further what Yamamoto has to say on this matter at the bottom of this page.
In its current state, cut from a single piece of fabric the top is constructed from a single piece of silk fabric being draped over the shoulder in the same manner as described in chapter 2.2 of Kinetic Garment Construction. This principal of approaching the body with the fabric dates thousands years back and creates a flattering drape.
As a part of our belief in transparency we would like to share the pattern for this garment. There are two options, either you download the pattern for free or you download it and donate €10 to support us with our sharewear work.
Print the pattern out on a large scale plotter or use the tile function if printing on a normal printer and print it in small pieces and then tape the pattern together.
When downloading you will get 4 different files. A png illustrating the arm, a pdf ready for print, a dfx that can be imported into any CAD/CAM software and a ZPrj with the pattern assembled in 3D. The ZPrj file can be viewed and altered in CLO.
The Atacac sharewear patterns are licensed under the Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA Creative Commons licences. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon this work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit Atacac and license their new creations under the identical terms. I.e. you are allowed to make changes and sell garments based on these pattern with the condition that you also share your developed pattern further for free.
This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.