This easy to understand text provides illustrated "lessons" that demonstrate the various patternmaking methods and how they are used to develop design variations. Each of the Second Edition's four units address one major segment of a garment-the bodice, the collar, the skirt, and the sleeve-with a series of pictorial examples that progress from the most basic dart manipulations to advanced design variations. Students will master the slash and pivot methods of flat pattern design and understand how garment design variations are derived from each other. Simple illustrations demystify the patternmaking process for the beginner student, showing how a few basic techniques can lead to endless design possibilities. New to this Edition: Updated design variations reflect current styles Improved lesson layouts foster even better understanding of concepts Comprehensive glossary defines important terms Index facilitates navigation from one technique to another--This text refers to the Paperback edition.