Flats Project


The purpose of this project is to apply skills learned in drawing flats, basic designing, demonstrating a knowledge of garment construction and attention to details, and learning basic layout.

You will:

  1. choose a clear photo of shirt you like in which all the details can be seen. You will submit this photo along with the rest of the project, so don't lose it.
  2. Design 8 new shirts based on the original.
    1. They should be a cohesive line
    2. You will need to sketch more than 8 in order to come up with 8 good ones that go together well.
    3. They should all be the same fabric
  3. Draw front AND back flats for each of the 8 new shirts
  4. Ink them
    1. Be consistent about line weight usage
    2. Be very neat
    3. Erase all pencil
  5. Background and layout:
    1. Choose a background to present your flats upon.
      1. You will need 2 background pages
      2. The pages will have to be 11 inches by 14 inches in size.
    2. Title your line of shirts
      1. Artistically display the title across the top of the 1st page
      2. Computer text or bought lettering is best
      3. Alignment needs to be done carefully
    3. Find the best layout for the flats across the 2 pages
      1. Place fronts and back together
      2. Test glues to make sure it doesn't damage the paper(s) or strike though (show)
      3. Use space in an eye-catching manner
      4. You can use other materials to support your layout
      5. Be VERY NEAT
  6. Make sure you name is on all of the pages and the original photo
  7. Place in an 11x14 page protector for submission