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2017-01-01
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Stanley, April
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The Celtic selkie legend was the main inspiration for this bifurcated, childrenswear ensemble. Market research demonstrated a gap regarding selkie-inspired childrenswear apparel. Scottish culture was the second major inspiration for this childrenswear outfit, utilizing the color scheme of the national flag and landscape. Creative components for the original digital textile prints were derived from Scotland. An experimental patternmaking method, subtraction cutting, was used to develop original selkie-shaped designs. The ensemble was to be designed as a “self-help†ensemble, permitting children to don and doff garments without adult assistance. The designer combined multiple creative methods including experimental patternmaking, innovative digital textile prints, needlework processes, and the concept of “self-help†garments in conjunction with the selkie myth and Scottish culture to produce a bifurcated, multi-sized childrenswear outfit. This outfit contributes to field of apparel and textiles and the childrenswear market through advancing the comprehension of experimental patternmaking for children's garments.

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