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Lessons for Working on the Bias

Photo: David Page Coffin

Author David Page Coffin had the unique opportunity to visit with designer Charles Kleibecker. Drawing from an apparently endless series of overstuffed garment racks, Charles led David through the discoveries and techniques that formed the cornerstones of his technical career, encompassing both the behavior of fabric cut on the bias and the core procedures that he and his workroom staff employed to control and exploit it to such expressive and practical ends. With over 30 years of professional experience in the creation of couture-quality, bias-cut garments this article is not to miss.

From Threads #99

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