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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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Mathematicsappliedtodressmaking
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article
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2018-11-29
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1994-09-14

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	type = {article},
	title = {Mathematics applied to dressmaking},
	author = {Christopher Zeeman},
	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.},
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	date_added = {2018-11-29},
	date_published = {1994-09-14},
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	collections = {Easily explained,Fun maths facts,Things to make and do},
	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
}