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Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear, first published in 1975, provides a straightforward introductory book for students beginning courses in flat pattern cutting.
This fifth edition continues to offer an introduction to the principles of pattern cutting, with a range of good basic blocks and examples of their application to garments.
New for this edition is the inclusion of colour to help students recognize the different sections of the book and to enhance the garment illustrations? Colour illustrations also offer a new dimension to the updated material on computer-aided design and the CAD chapter now provides students with a clear guide to the technology.
The size charts have been revised to reflect the changes in body sizing, the co-ordination with European size charts and to the way that clothes are now marketed to different sectors. The great expansion of casual wear has led to the growth of 'flat cutting' with no darting, and the section devoted to this type of cutting has been further expanded.
This best-selling textbook with its tried-and-tested presentation of authoritative text and clear diagrams remains the essential purchase for students of fashion and design.
Introduction; Pattern cutting and design; Fabrics; Part 1: Classic Form Cutting (Cutting to create shape for the female figure) - The basic darted bodice blocks; From block to pattern; Basic adaptations of the bodice blocks; Sleeve adaptations; Constructing collars; The basic fitted skirt block and adaptations; Fitted trouser blocks and adaptations; Complex adaptations of the bodice blocks: dresses-jackets-coats; Part 2: Flat Cutting (Cutting flat shapes for casual and jersey garments) - Easy fitting garments (woven fabrics); Easy fitting garments (jersey and knitted fabrics); Close fitting garments (stretch and jersey fabrics); Part 3: Size and Fit - Basic grading techniques; Drafting blocks and fitting for individual figures; Part 4: Computer Aided Design - Computer generated design and pattern making; Index