4LineRefers to an elongated mark that connects two or more points. Line encloses and divides space, creating shapes and forms. Seam lines divide and enclose space on a garment.
52 Basic Types of LinesStructural LineDecorative Line
6Structural Line- What is needed to make a garment fit and is necessary for basic construction. Examples: seams, garment openings, darts.Darts- Fabric folded into a triangle and stitched to a point, adding shape and fullness. Basic tool used in pattern drafting.Decorative Line- The extras that help make garment unique. Examples: Seams and lines that do not affect the fit of the garment.
7Structural LineVs.Structural – lines required to maintain the structure of the garment; for example, seamsDecorative – lines created by the designer purely for decoration; for example, a printed-on designDecorative Line
9Effects of line Can create optical illusions. Can Give messages A B C D
10-Vertical line appears to lengthen; appears slimming as the eye moves up and down. -Horizontal line appears to shorten; appears to widen as the eye travels across. -Diagonal line appears to shorten and widen as the slant is closer to a horizontal.
11- Diagonal line appears to lengthen as the slant is closer to a vertical line. -Extended diagonal lines appear to lengthen as the eye continues to move upward.
12One wide vertical line appears to lengthen as the eye moves up and down. One wide horizontal line appears to shorten or widenFigure appears taller and top heavy.
13Figure appears shorter, wider and bottom heavy. Reverse diagonal lines appear to shorten and widen.
14Straight Lines Message Illusion Placements Forceful, Rigid, Strong, Hard, Formal, Masculine, Crisp, Stiff, SevereIllusionIncreases, emphasizes, reinforces body lines and angles, counters curved lines and rounded body areasPlacementsClosures, Necklines, Collars, Lapels, Seamlines, Darts, Tucks, Pleats, Folds, Stripes, Shapes, Silhouettes
25Portfolio Assignment Create 3 portfolio pages Straight Line, Curved Line, Diagonal LineAddress the following in the paragraph:What lines are found in the picture?Where are the lines found?Are the lines structural or decorative?What is the illusion and message associated with the described lines.
30Construct a paragraph using this picture as an example of line. Step 1… Find the criteria in the photo and take notes about YOUR photo NOT the notes from the PowerPoint presentationPlacement…Illusion…Message…Step 2Combine notes to create the paragraph.Use a thesaurus if needed.