Metric Pattern Cutting Hardcover – 29 Jul 2004
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From the Back Cover
Since the first edition of Metric Pattern Cutting was published in 1975 to provide a straightforward introduction to flat pattern cutting, it has become the established textbook on the subject.
The fourth edition continues to offer an introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting, with a range of good basic blocks and examples of their application to garments. The original blocks and many of the pattern adaptations have therefore been retained. However, the great expansion of casual wear, cut in jersey or stretch fabrics, has led to the growth of flat cutting with no darting to create the shape and this edition devotes a whole section to this type of cutting. The sections on computer–aided design and grading have been updated. The size charts of body measurements have been revised, reflecting the changing shape of women s bodies.
About the Author
Dr Winifred Aldrich was formerly Professor of Clothing Technology at Nottingham Trent University. She has also written two books specifically to enable students to extend their knowledge of fabrics and tailored garment cutting: Fabric, Form and Flat Pattern Cutting and Pattern Cutting for Tailored Jackets. Her other books include: Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear and Metric Pattern Cutting for Children′s Wear and Babywear.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is a good point of reference for pattern cutters with a bit of experience but I wouldn't recommend it to someone just starting out.
There are often bits missed out, it is assumed that you will know what they are & if you don't know, you won't have a complete pattern. You'll end up doing guess work, which isn't a good thing. There are also certain calculative methods missed out too that are essential to beginners, especially regarding working out certain angles/shaping of a pattern.
Invest in a simpler & more detailed textbook before purchasing this one. Or if you can, do a course first - making patterns can be quite complex & it's good if you have someone that can guide you through the stages of pattern cutting.
Buy this book!
Go for Natalie Bray's books, or Ann Haggar's books are quite good.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Trying it out as I write. Posted quickly and it was what I wantedPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
a very good good with clear instructions to learn pattern cutting, this book is for women, it has many different patterns with clear instructions.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book. Hope to be making some lovely clothes without having to buy patterns anymore.Published 15 months ago by Goldilocks
Got this as a present for my daughter who is studying Fashion at university. It has become her Bible and refers to it all the time.Published on 6 Mar. 2014 by Ellie Green
Anything you need to know about pattern cutting. I am a beginner in this area and I find the book has clear illustrations and instructions including british standards of sizing,... Read morePublished on 23 April 2011 by heike in London
I bought this book as a gift for my 18yrs old granddaughter. It had been recommended by her college tutor. Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2010 by Mizmar
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