I first learned to draft patterns for clothing when I worked in the theater as a designer and costumer.  That education has stood me in good stead over the years as I developed my ability to make fine custom-designed garments for any body type.  I've been drafting patterns for the collection this week, and really enjoy this stage of the process, translating my sketches and ideas into actual pieces, making sure the DNA of the sketch makes its way into the clothing, that the gesture of the idea is apparent in the cut of the cloth.