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Digital Tailoring

This digital reconstruction project of seventeenth century male doublet combined material reconstruction with digital reconstruction in order to test how historians and makers can communicate their archival, visual, and material research findings in new ways. Using CLO-3D, this animation shows how doublet pattern pieces are cut out of cloth and stitched together to create an elegant silhouette, and how inner sculptural layers are placed within the garment. This digital animation, based on our material reconstruction, made by hand with as historically appropriate materials as possible, pushes the limits of the CLO-3D software by applying modern technology to historic materials, silhouettes, and bodies.

More information on our digital tailoring project can be found in the Reconstruction research section.


Digital Animation by Maarit Kalmakurki, 2021