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Mathematics applied to dressmaking

Article by Christopher Zeeman
  • Published in 1994
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Dressmaking can raise interesting questions in both geometry and topology. My own involvement began in Bangkok, where I once bought a dress-length of some rather beautiful Thai silk. Unfortunately when I got home all the dress-makers claimed it wasn't long enough to make a dress. It became clear that I either had to abandon the project or make the thing myself.

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@article{Mathematicsappliedtodressmaking,
	title = {Mathematics applied to dressmaking},
	author = {Christopher Zeeman},
	url = {https://www.lms.ac.uk/content/mathematics-applied-dressmaking https://www.lms.ac.uk/sites/lms.ac.uk/files/1994{\%}20Mathematics{\%}20applied{\%}20to{\%}20dressmaking{\%}20{\%}28preprint{\%}29.pdf},
	urldate = {2018-11-29},
	year = 1994,
	abstract = {Dressmaking can raise interesting questions in both geometry and topology. My own involvement began in Bangkok, where I once bought a dress-length of some rather beautiful Thai silk. Unfortunately when I got home all the dress-makers claimed it wasn't long enough to make a dress. It became clear that I either had to abandon the project or make the thing myself.},
	comment = {},
	collections = {easily-explained,fun-maths-facts,things-to-make-and-do}
}