Patrick Tai designed and produced a dress using the 3Doodler, a 3D printing pen.
We already saw a lot of dresses which are produced using 3D printers. But their efforts where still more directed to designing fashion which utilises the advantages of 3D printing, with less focus on producing the dress itself.
Patrick Tai now used a 3Doodler to print a whole dress. The recent Fashion Design Graduate from the Art Institute of Charlotte used the 3D printing pen in just under 100 hours on the dress itself and a few hours more on producing the accessories.
The 3Doodled dress was my very first time using the 3Doodler and i enjoyed it so much that I decided to make a dress out of it! I do have additional garments that I have incorporated the 3Doodler into as well. The additional pieces are more wearable for sure.
And Patrick looks into a 3D printed future:
I am working on an online store. My store will have one-of-a-kind and unique accessories made with the 3Doodler as well as high quality women’s formal clothing. The long term goal is to eventually investing in additional 3D Technology.
For more insights in Patricks work you can read the interview he gave 3Doodler (link below).