26:11 Minutes

Math Meets Fashion

Tim Gunn

Project Runway’s Tim Gunn and fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg help explain the key role math plays in the world of fashion design. From creating patterns to developing a marketing plan to setting a production budget, math really matters!      

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Epic Scale

Use a ratio to scale measurements from a drawing to a life-sized sewing pattern.

Lesson 2: Ready to Budget

Convert inches to yards and multiply fractions by whole numbers.

Lesson 3: Design Division

Solve a problem involving two quantities at different unit prices by dividing fractions.

Lesson 4: Percent Markups

Identify percent markups of a whole and calculate a final sale price.