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Pikeman's Mini-Dress

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Pikemen were foot soldiers who utilized spears to fight off attacking cavalry (Stone, 2013). The armor worn by Pikemen in the 1600s included corselets and plates that protected their thighs from attacks (Stone, 2013). their armor was still highly intricate and represents a fusion of war technology and handcraft (Stone, 2013). Therefore, the purpose of this design was to visually represent the Pikemen using technological processes while still incorporating hand-sewing and craft elements. The garment was designed using Rhino 3D software. A block was drafted in Rhino and manipulated. The pieces were arranged into three markers to be cut from three royal-blue suede hides. Each marker was cut separately in the laser cutter. The design was beaded by hand to mimic the rivets in the Pikemen's armor. This design is significant as it utilizes unique historic inspiration and laser-cutting and 3D software were also used in combination with handcraft techniques.

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Nov 10th, 10:00 AM

Pikeman's Mini-Dress

Pikemen were foot soldiers who utilized spears to fight off attacking cavalry (Stone, 2013). The armor worn by Pikemen in the 1600s included corselets and plates that protected their thighs from attacks (Stone, 2013). their armor was still highly intricate and represents a fusion of war technology and handcraft (Stone, 2013). Therefore, the purpose of this design was to visually represent the Pikemen using technological processes while still incorporating hand-sewing and craft elements. The garment was designed using Rhino 3D software. A block was drafted in Rhino and manipulated. The pieces were arranged into three markers to be cut from three royal-blue suede hides. Each marker was cut separately in the laser cutter. The design was beaded by hand to mimic the rivets in the Pikemen's armor. This design is significant as it utilizes unique historic inspiration and laser-cutting and 3D software were also used in combination with handcraft techniques.

 

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