Early in the semester, there were two varying methods of construction in which I worked. In one class, we started with the base of a fitted jacket, including a notch lapel. From this starting point, panels of material were sewn in and cut out creating a unique silhouette and garment aesthetic. This method of construction was a freeing experience from the 2D pattern making. There was a sense of instant gratification of having made the slash and open on the stand and seeing the finished result almost immediately.
The photos connecting with this post, demonstrate the technique of slashing and opening on the stand, using the starting block of a fitted jacket.