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Patternmaking for Fashion Design

by Helen Joseph Armstrong

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Pages: 832
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780136069348






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Overview of Patternmaking for Fashion Design

This quintessential guide to patternmaking offers comprehensive coverage, clear illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, providing users with all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Covers the three steps in the development of design patterns¬ódart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring¬ówith a central theme that all designs are based on one, or more of these three major patternmaking and design principles. Includes a fashion sketch for each project with an analysis of the design, and focuses on pattern plot and manipulation for developing the patterns. Illustrates several methods for knock-offs, and dedicates new sections on fitting corrections for the basic pattern set and the four pant foundation; menswear; patternmaking for bias-cut garments; revised drafting instructions and standard measurement charts; how to modify the bodice to fit the different sizes of bust cups; constructed support for strapless designs, and more. Presents additional and more challenging design projects for the advanced reader. For dressmakers, home sewers, manufacturing companies, and professionals in fashion design and fashion merchandising.

Synopsis of Patternmaking for Fashion Design

Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, Patternmaking for Fashion Design offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles–dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring–it provides students with all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Some innovative, new information in this book include:

  • Updated with modern, cutting-edge sketches and designs.

  • DVD included in the back of the book.

  • Ribbing added to the knit section of Chapter 27.

  • More materials on children's wear and swim wear.

  • Knock offs.

  • Fitting corrections

  • Advanced design projects

  • A practical introduction to patternmaking

  • Complete coverage of the three steps of design patterns: dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring.

  • Chapter projects

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