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.
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Table of Contents
Pattern cutting and design 5
Tools and equipment for constructing patterns 6
Chapter 1 Sizing, standard body measurements and constructing block patterns 7
Chapter 2 From block to pattern 15
PART ONE: FORM CUTTING
(Cutting to create shape for the female figure)
Chapter 3 Fitted skirt blocks and adaptations 23
Chapter 4 Fitted trouser blocks and adaptations 43
Chapter 5 The basic body blocks (with bust darts) 61
Chapter 6 Basic adaptations of the bodice blocks – the bust dart 83
Chapter 7 Complex adaptations of the bodice blocks: dresses and lingerie 97
Chapter 8 Complex adaptations of the bodice blocks: jackets and coats 111
PART TWO: BASIC PATTERN CUTTING PROCESSES
Chapter 9 Sleeve adaptations 123
Chapter 10 Constructing openings and collars 147
PART THREE: FLAT CUTTING
(Cutting flat shapes for easy fitting casual and jersey garments)
Chapter 11 Easy fitting garments (woven fabrics) 165
Chapter 12 Basic and easy fitting garments (jersey and knitted fabrics) 185
Chapter 13 Close fitting garments (stretch and jersey fabrics) 199
PART FOUR: SIZE AND FIT
Chapter 14 Basic grading techniques 207
Chapter 15 Drafting blocks and fitting for individual figures 213
PART FIVE: COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD)
Chapter 16 Computer-generated design and pattern making 227
Chapter Index 245