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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.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 218 x 278 x 12mm | 743.89g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1119967171
  • 9781119967170
  • 101,319

About Winifred Aldrich

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.

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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.

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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

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