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Mar 07 2014

Makes My Skin Crawl: 3D Printed Blouse

3d-printed-top-600x561This one really triggers my trypophobia so I won’t blame you if you skip it. I know I won’t be coming back.

Lim Kae Woei and Elena Low, of Melbourne based XYZ Workshop, have been awarded the top prize in an international 3D printed fashion competition.

To create the pattern, the designers started by making a 3D scan of a tailor’s mannequin. Then, they created another 3D point cloud of the mannequin using a Kinect Sensor, which was used to make the mesh from which they based their geometries. They mapped out the patterns like a traditional tailor, using Rhino 3D modeling software. The final pieces were made out of 26 different sections and took about 170 hours to print in Flexible Polylactic Acide. XYZ Workshop aimed “to prove that you don’t require access to an expensive large 3D printer to create unique wearable pieces.

Until now I thought I liked all things 3D printed. Then you had to come along and ruin it for me with this. It’s still cool, but it’s not in any way okay.

Hit the jump for more shots of the making and modeling.

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