However, fashion design is also about being able to step away from the intricate instructions and look at a piece of fabric with a fresh eye. And this is where the anti-fit theory comes into play. Below is an example of a top I created using this theory.
It is very important to understand how fabric behaves on the body (in this case on the dress form), how it moves and drapes. Anti-fit theory tests a piece of fabric (e.g., in this case a rectangle with a hole for the head and the neckline shifted) that is not cut in the standard body silhouette and looks at how to works on the body. You can see that once the rectangle is folded and the sides are matched in length, a lovely effect of pleating and fluid draping occurs.
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