Repurposing and Fitting the Pattern

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Fitting the Pattern is an interactive, animated ‘memoir in pieces,’ that explores aspects of my relationship with my mother, a dressmaker. The design of the user-interface repurposes sewing patterns and their instructional symbols to fuse the interactive process into the narrative world. The familiar mouse pointer is restyled as a series of digital dressmaking tools so the reader becomes actively involved in cutting through memories, pinning down facts, stitching fabrications and unpicking the past. Thus the reader becomes repurposed as the tailor who brings it all together to make the pattern fit the cloth of narrative coherence.

So now I will untangle various repurposed threads of Fitting the Pattern and expand upon these themes.

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Christine Wilks