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Nina Weaver

Shaped to Fit

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‘Shaped to fit’ is a practise-led project that challenges existing high stretch pattern making practices by applying alternative pattern methodologies to design and make a collection of swimwear. The singular pattern shapes are informed by crucial body points and lines that determine specific grainlines and seam lines most beneficial for the fit of the garment. This provides the sports person with comfort and support during recreational activity.
As a creative practitioner and fashion educator my specialism is contoured knit apparel design. I am intrigued by the pattern design shapes, qualities of fit, support and movement achieved with high stretch knit fabrics. Other areas include shaping textiles into forms to evoke emotional response.
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Shaped to Fit: One-piece pattern shapes utilize curved seam lines and grainlines to stretch around the body. Photographer: Jessica Keane, Model: Hannah van Kampen.
Energy: Curved seam lines provide upper body, torso and leg support during bending forward motion. Photographer: Jessica Keane, Model: Hannah van Kampen.
Reflect: Directional grainlines provide maximum stretch during upward motion & knee bends. Photographer: Jessica Keane, Model: Hannah van Kampen.
Glam: Shoulder straps cross the scapulae, support the front torso & gluteus muscle. Photographer: Jessica Keane, Model: Hannah van Kampen.
'Shaped to Fit' Designer: Nina Weaver, Photographer: Jessica Keane, Model: Hannah van Kampen.

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