Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear

Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear

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By (author) Ann Haggar

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  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 20mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 29 October 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 140511858X
  • ISBN 13: 9781405118583
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 57,093

Product description

This unique book contains a full range of blocks and patterns to cope with all aspects of lingerie, beachwear and leisurewear. It explains not only the methods of cutting but also the reasoning behind the methods, so that you can learn to adapt the information to other situations. All the instructions have been tried and tested - so they work. This book: offers many 'tips of the trade' to give a professional appearance to completed garments; encourages you to experiment in textbook size by supplying one-fifth scale blocks; demonstrates how to make the fullest use of patterns as practiced in industry; and, considers the influence of choice of fabric on the way a pattern works. New features include tips for achieving the best results when taking personal measurements, optimum fit patterns for close fitting garments, outstanding patterns for larger cup sizes, thongs, tankinis, basques, bustiers and hipster trousers.

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Author information

Ann Haggar has taught extensively at degree level using her wide industrial experience. She has also written two fashion supplements for the classic books Dress Pattern Designing and More Dress Pattern Designing, both by Natalie Bray.

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This unique book has become established as the standard work on the subject since it was first published in 1990. It contains a full range of blocks and patterns to cope with all aspects of lingerie, beachwear and leisurewear. Not only the methods of cutting are explained but also the reasoning behind them so that the information can be applied and adapted to other situations. The new edition includes tips for achieving the best results when taking measurements, optimum fit patterns for close fitting garments, and outstanding patterns for larger cup sizes.

Table of contents

Introduction.Part 1: Principle patterns from bras to bathrobes.The basic blocks.Lingerie - Underwear.Lingerie - Nightwear.Part 2: Further developments.Beach and leisurewear.Blocks for stretch fabrics.Appendix.Index