Fabric Manipulation - Tier Motif - University of Fashion

Fabric Manipulation – Tier Motif

Fabric Manipulation – Tier Motif

In this lesson, you will learn how to manipulate fabric to create a unique tier motif. Let your imagination guide you as to where this technique could be used: on pockets, sleeves or even as a complete garment, such as on a skirt or jacket.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-11
2 Shirring the Triangles 1
3 Forming the Tiers 1-10
4 Finishing Touches 1-5
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1A For this lesson, prepare three strips of worsted wool fabric. One measuring 12” (30.5cm) wide by 1 ¼” (3.2cm) long, another 12” (30.5cm) wide by 3” (7.6cm) long and the last strip measuring 12” (30.5cm) by 4 1/8” (10.5cm) long.
1B You will also prepare a 9” (22.9cm) wide by 12” (30.5cm) long piece of worsted wool. Draw a ½” (1.3cm) border along the top and bottom and a 1” (2.5cm) border on the sides. You could use another type of fabric for this project, just be sure it doesn’t fray excessively.
2A Start with the 4 1/8” (10.5cm) wide strip. Place a mark 5” (12.7cm) in from the left width edge closest to you.

 

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