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Maths in Work: Fractions in Costume Design

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Created on 19 May 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 01 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator

Title Fractions in Costume Design
Organisation Leeds University - Monique Hollinshead
The University of Leeds has 32,000 students and 7,000 staff. Monique teaches in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries. As commercially produced patterns are not suitable for period costumes for particular performers, she has to produce her own design drafts. This involves the use of fractions as in a pair of trousers for example, where only half the design is necessary as this can be reflected for the other half. Similarly, design parts involve quarters and even sixteenths when allowing for tucks. In this design process she uses reflection, enlargement, fractions and measurement.
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Enlargement, Fractions, Measurements, Reflection
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