Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear

Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear

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Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear provides a straightforward introduction to the principles of form pattern cutting for garments to fit the body shape, and flat pattern cutting for casual garments and jersey wear. This sixth edition remains true to the original concept: it offers a range of good basic blocks, an introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting and examples of their application into garments. Fully revised and updated to include a brand new and improved layout, up-to-date skirt and trouser blocks that reflect the changes in body sizing, along with updates to the computer-aided design section and certain blocks, illustrations and diagrams. This best-selling textbook still remains the essential purchase for students and beginners looking to understand pattern cutting and building confidence to develop their own pattern cutting style.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 196 x 248 x 18mm | 824g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6th Edition
  • 1444335057
  • 9781444335057
  • 14,577

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Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear 6th Edition



Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear provides a straightforward introduction to the principles of form pattern cutting for garments to fit the body shape, and flat pattern cutting for casual garments and jersey wear.



This sixth edition remains true to the original concept: it offers a range of good basic blocks, an introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting and examples of their application into garments.



Fully revised and updated to include a brand new and improved layout, up-to-date skirt and trouser blocks that reflect the changes in body sizing, along with updates to the computer-aided design section and certain blocks, illustrations and diagrams.



This best-selling textbook still remains the essential purchase for students and beginners looking to understand pattern cutting and building confidence to develop their own pattern cutting style.



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Table of contents

Introduction 4 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
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About Winifred Aldrich

Winifred Aldrich is a leading authority on pattern cutting and the author of six fashion titles. Winifred was formerly Professor of Clothing Technology at Nottingham Trent University and a practicing fashion designer. She continues to research pattern design practices.
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