Patternmaking for Fashion Design

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Overview

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—dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring—with 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136121480
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010

Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Workroom 1
2 Model Form and Measurements 23
3 Drafting the Basic Pattern Set 33
4 Dart Manipulation (Principle #1) 65
5 Designing with Darts (Tuck-Darts, Pleats, Flares, and Gathers) 93
6 Stylelines 119
7 Added Fullness (Principle #2) 131
8 Yokes, Flanges, Pin Tucks, and Pleat Tucks 143
9 Contouring (Principle #3) 157
10 Collars 177
11 Built-up Necklines 201
12 Cowls 209
13 Skirts/Circles and Cascades 233
14 Sleeves 315
15 Kimono, Raglan, Drop Shoulder, and Exaggerated Armholes 349
16 Buttons, Buttonholes, and Facings 387
17 Plackets and Pockets 397
18 Dresses without Waistline Seams (Based on Torso Foundation) 415
19 Strapless Foundations and Interconstruction 439
20 Patternmaking for Bias-Cut Dresses 457
21 Shirts 471
22 Jackets and Coats 493
23 Capes and Hoods 529
24 Knock-Off-Copying Ready-Made Designs 541
25 Pants 553
26 Knits - Stretch and Shrinkage Factors 609
27 Knit Foundation 615
28 Actionwear for Dance and Exercise 623
29 Swimwear 647
30 Introduction to Childrenswear 683
31 Drafting the Basic Pattern Set: Measurement Taking, Standard Measurement Charts 689
32 Collars, Sleeves, and Skirts 701
33 Dresses and Jumpers 721
34 Tops 733
35 Pant and Jumpsuits 761
36 Bodysuits, Leotards, Maillots, and Swimwear 787
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    A must have book for those in the fashion industry who want to learn patternmaking. This book is one of the reasons Ms. Armstrong received the Association of Sewing and Design Professional's Lifetime Achievement award.

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