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Pattern Cutting and Making Up: The Professional Approach [Kindle Edition]

Janet Ward , Martin Shoben
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Major changes have occurred in the last few years in the methods of cutting and manufacturing outerwear. Light clothing companies are now manufacturing these heavy garments because of the development of fusible interlinings and new manufacturing techniques which have resulted in the deskilling of traditional tailoring methods. Outerwear has consquently assumed much greater importance in light clothing courses and this book - the first of its kind - has been written to reflect these industrial changes. It offers a course of practical and theoretical study which is related to specific garment types and fabrics. An essential manual for students at every level. Suitable for use in CGLI, BTEC and degree courses, this uniquely comprehensive work is certain to become a standard textbook on its subject.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 16152 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge (21 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00979KL5Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #326,107 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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93 of 94 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent instructions for making up techniques 30 April 2002
By A Customer
This book is divided into two parts, with the pattern cutting section in a different place to the making up instructions. This is a pity IMHO, because it would be useful to be able to go straight from one to the other (and sometimes it would be easier to visualise what's meant by the pattern cutting instructions). The pattern cutting part assumes a certain amount of knowledge - this is not a pattern cutting book for a beginner.
That said, it's an excellent book for the experienced pattern cutter and especially for making up techniques, showing some of the shortcuts used in industry rather than the sometimes-amateur instructions you get in commercial patterns. Well worth the price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have 3 Oct. 2013
By Jas
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One of the best books you can get, but not sure I would recommend this to someone picking up pattern drafting for the first time on their own. I used this book on a course at Morley College, London and it has so much detail (every style is covered!) I have referred to it many times after attending the course. In the past, I tried to learn pattern drafting on my own from books- DO not try and do this if you've not got any experience except for commericial patterns. It's hard to learn from a book in my opinion and you're better off getting someone to teach you. It's the best investment I ever made going on the course and I have then used this book to reinforce my knowledge and practice other styles!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 8 Nov. 2009
By kalow
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Very technical, but I am getting the hang of it and am now enjoying creating my very own pattern blocks. These blocks will help me produce patterns. The book also describes sewing techniques and lots more.

I would recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for the dress-maker. 23 Feb. 2015
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This is a really good book for anyone who wants to make clothes that fit. Many clothing shops use 'blocks' that just don't suit my shape although there's nothing abnormal about me and I have acceptable proportions! The instructions and diagrams are clear and easy to follow, but it does help if you have previous dress-making experience and are confident with measuring and drawing. I particularly liked the detailed information on the many ways to deal with removing fullness for shaping a garment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must have pattern cutting book 20 Feb. 2015
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This is a good book, I had one years ago, in uni, it's great for creating your own pattern blocks and patterns ect. Clear understandable instructions, a good must have book.
The book is slightly larger from what I remember, but is flexible, and not too heavy - for those whom are studying.
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