How it’s made

As a sewing teacher, design educator, and owner of Fair Fit Studio, I developed unconventional patterns that teach people about fit for their unique shape as well as artistic sewing methods. In an attempt to develop a knitwear pattern, I stumbled upon the pattern and construction for Patch + Piece.

The Patch + Piece pattern incorporates all of my knowledge of fit, proportion, and comfort that I’ve learned in my 10 + years of experience teaching people how to make their own clothing. The parts of the pattern overlap to create a great fit, while also giving structure to knitwear that doesn’t normally exist. The sewing methods used are my own personal techniques that I’ve created over the span of my artistic practice. I also create different style lines and proportions with the intention of creating different kinds of fit for more people.

Often, our garments are printed in collaboration between my husbands graffiti art and my own color compositions. He draws and paints a lot of the imagery which I translate into our own unique textile designs.

 
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