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    DescriptionGetting 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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    Title
    Fabrics and Pattern Cutting
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Winifred Aldrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 744 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781119967170
    ISBN 10: 1119967171
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BISAC V2.8: FAM000000
    LC classification: TT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BIC subject category V2: AKT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    Abridged Dewey: 746
    DC23: 746
    Thema V1.0: AKT, JBCC3, VFV
    Edition
    3
    Edition statement
    Updated
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    18 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    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