Journal for Geometry and Graphics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 83 - 89 (1997)

Descriptive Geometry Education at the Department of Clothing and Textiles, Otsuma Women's University

Emiko Tsutsumi

School of Social Information Studies, Otsuma Women's University,
Karakida 2-7-1, Tama, Tokyo 206, Japan

Abstract: The department of clothing and textiles, Otsuma women's university, conducted an educational program as an initial step in getting students to recognize the importance of accurate description in the proper analysis of 3-dimensional objects. The program, which consisted of an application of descriptive geometry in the teaching of clothing pattern planning, met with success. This paper summarizes the results of the program and its unsolved questions which it raises: One of the goals of the course was to give students a theoretical line of thinking about clothing pattern planning. With a clear concept of modeling, the student is able to visualize and understand the relationship between the 3-dimensional shape of the human body and a clothing pattern. And the student is able to recognize that clothing pattern construction is closely related to the morphological aspect of the human body. On the other hand, there still remain some unsolved problems concerning the contents of the curriculum and policy.

Keywords: Clothing pattern planning

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