PATTERNS OF DRESS
A series that explores the world of fashion by using one of its most integral tools–the sewing pattern.
ABOUT THIS SERIES
I live in the home of my grandmother (and built by my great grandfather). Among the items left in the house were a variety of dress patterns. My grandmother, Hollice was a prolific seamstress and very much into fashion.
My eye recognized these patterns as a medium that i could use in my art and i knew they had great potential to become timeless like the fashions they represent by taking on a new life within my art. I love the quality of the patterns themselves with the transparent tissue and all the text that instructs the construction of the garments.
While I don’t believe that “clothes make the man or woman”, I am certain that we make real statements about ourselves in what we wear. With this series, I hope to both capture a time gone by and also show how some designs can be re-invented, re-imagined and recreated to become “current” again in a new artform.
Interested in purchasing something from the gallery? How about a custom art piece designed just for you? Contact Jennifer to discuss your own Patterns of Dress artwork.