BN.com Gift Guide

Fabrics and Pattern Cutting

( 1 )

Overview

Getting the right cut for the right fabric is the key to good design.

One of the most challenging aspects of a fashion designer’s training is learning how to crate patterns that utilize the characteristics of fabrics. With an ever expanding range available, an understanding of the relationship between fabric, form and pattern shape is now the most important skill a designer has to acquire.

Winifred Aldrich, a leading pattern cutting authority, ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $38.84   
  • New (5) from $38.84   
  • Used (1) from $39.03   
Fabrics and Pattern Cutting

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$25.99
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$45.00 List Price

Overview

Getting the right cut for the right fabric is the key to good design.

One of the most challenging aspects of a fashion designer’s training is learning how to crate patterns that utilize the characteristics of fabrics. With an ever expanding range available, an understanding of the relationship between fabric, form and pattern shape is now the most important skill a designer has to acquire.

Winifred Aldrich, a leading pattern cutting authority, explores how a garment’s shape is created and discusses the factors that need to be considered when creating patterns and offers you a practical method for solving problems. No other pattern cutting book considers the effects of individual fabrics and its approach is based on the appraisal of the fabric and body shape.

Fabrics and Patterns Cutting is the revised and simplified edition of Fabric, Form and Flat Pattern Cutting. It is fully illustrated and makes use of numerous practical examples. It also takes into account important new developments in fabric – new fabrics, new methods of fabric construction and new fabric finishes.

Free block patterns are available online for readers to print out for use in their classes.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119967170
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/25/2013
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Winifred Aldrich is a world authority on pattern cutting and author of six fashion titles. Winifred was formerly Professor of Clothing Technology at Nottingham Trent University and a practicing designer. She continues her research into pattern design practices.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 4

Introduction 5

Garment design and the selection of fabrics 6

PART ONE: FABRIC CHARACTERISTICS AND BODY SHAPE

Chapter 1 Fabric characteristics and garment shapes 7

Chapter 2 Fabric testing 15

Chapter 3 Selecting fabrics 25

PART TWO: FABRICS AND SIMPLE PATTERN CUTTING

Chapter 4 Simple ‘flat’ cutting 61

Chapter 5 Simple ‘form’ cutting 79

PART THREE: FABRICS AND THE BODY FORM

Chapter 6 Cutting to fit the body form (woven fabrics) 95

Chapter 7 Crossway cutting 107

Chapter 8 Stretch fabrics and the body form 121

PART FOUR: FABRICS AND COMPLEX CUTTING

Chapter 9 Complex ‘flat’ cutting 135

Chapter 10 Supporting fabrics 149

Chapter 11 Combining fabrics 159

PART FIVE: BASIC TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY

Chapter 12 Basic textile technology 171

PART SIX: MODEL FIGURES AND GARMENT BLOCKS

Chapter 13 Model stands and figures to reproduce 183

Chapter 14 Creating the one-fifth and full-scale blocks (methods – manual, CAD or Internet access) 193

Appendices 217

Chapter index 221

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    excellent!

    combines fabric and pattern! for my daughter who has a passion for creating designs!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)