USING SEAM ALLOWANCES TO SUPPORT SILHOUETTE: In a bid to remove bulk from garments we often try to create patterns with less seams and less seam allowances but there are also times where the positioning of seams, and their seam allowance values.
The Charles James holdings in the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection include an extraordinary group of sewn muslins and flat patterns that represent James' design process from original concept to the finished garment
Laetitia Casta in Christian Dior Couture at the Cannes Film Festival. Cloak, cape with gold feathers. (have a character that favors bird & feather motifs; this might work for her, but with feathers going all the way up?