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Create Elegant and Uncomplicated Couture Garments

Photo: Jack Deutsch

Streamlined design and innovative construction produce stylish, comfortable garments full of unexpected details and refined decoration.

Tom and Linda Platt's design approach is focused on creating elegant but uncomplicated clothing that sacrifices none of the quality of couture workmanship. Tom had been trained as a tailor but soon decided that creating beautifully tailored garments involved too many pieces and far too much handwork. He then began exploring how to pare down garment designs, reduce structure to a minimum, and celebrate the purity of simple clothing forms. Here, Tom Platt shares the numerous ways you can make construction easier and production faster. 

From Threads #87

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