• RRP: £24.95
  • You Save: £5.00 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 15 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Pattern Cutting (Portfoli... has been added to your Basket
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Missing shrink-wrap, activation codes for bonus online content may be missing or expired. Small mark / wear on the front cover. Medium cut / scratch on the front cover. Small wrinkle / bend on the front cover. Small mark / wear on the back cover. Medium cut / scratch on the back cover. Small wrinkle / bend on back cover. Small mark / wear on the spine. Small cut / scratch on the spine. Small wrinkle / bend on the spine. Small mark / wear on the pages. Small cut / scratch on the pages. Small wrinkle / bend on the pages. All purchases eligible for Amazon customer service and a 30-day return policy.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 13 images

Pattern Cutting (Portfolio Skills) Paperback – 17 Oct 2011

4.6 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£19.95
£13.44 £14.09
£19.95 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 15 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • Pattern Cutting (Portfolio Skills)
  • +
  • Pattern Magic
Total price: £36.50
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King; 01 edition (17 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856697509
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856697507
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.5 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description

About the Author

Dennic Chunman Lo is Director of the Creative Pattern Cutting course at London College of Fashion. He has his own fashion label, Lo and Cabon.


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As a lecturer in Fashion design and Pattern Cutting, I have collected many books over the years but this caught my eye as a possible for students starting pattern cutting and wanting a reference book to use at home.
When it arrived I thought I'd take a quick look at it and have a more in depth read later but it's such an "easy read" I ended up going from cover to cover in about an hour!!
I shall certainly be recommending it to students in the future as it complements our other book; - "Designing Patterns - A Fresh Approach to Pattern Cutting (Fashion & Design)", perfectly!! 5 out of 5!! :D
Comment 54 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Good reference book
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Really like the look and style of the book, it's very modern and stylish. Definitely keeps up your motivation and not boring at all. Pictures are good and the basic principles are repeated/highlighted, so very clear in that sense.
There aren't any major things missing, fully satisfied with the book, however I'm not sure if all the small details are 100% correct, so sometimes a bit confusing, but nothing major. A very very good book for a beginner like myself because it's very visual (or for a professional as well I might assume). RECOMMEND.
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a good background book, for those at university or for those wanting to understand the fashion industry and the pattern cutters role. I really like this book for its direct explanations with clear images and the extra info included, such as the hang of the garments. If you are looking for a comprehensive pattern book to teach you everything about cutting patterns, then this comes somewhere between being detailed and an overview book. Its very good but I think it should sit alongside a book such as patetrnmaking in fashion. This book has great modern examples and shows how to dissect a design and translate it into a pattern. It shows the equipment used in the industry and talks about fitting. It is a really good book, but I'm not sure I could have learnt pattern cutting straight from this book, I feel its more a second book.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I'm a student, and not even a fashion student - just somebody with an interest in making and designing clothes. Therefore, a book that is simple, and holds all the basics, was what I needed most. I was given this as a present, but would happily pay the money to buy it myself. Given it along with Pattern Magic 1, it has definitely helped me out by covering the basics which Pattern Magic expects you to know.

This book covers all the basics (as far as I know); making "blocks" (for bodice, skirt, trousers, dress), adapting it for your body and your designs, lots of interesting pictures of clothes, equipment and plenty of diagrams. It also has a quite interesting little section with the writer's designs, which are both interesting and relatively simple to make on your own.

Furthermore, being written by a man who teaches pattern cutting at London College of Fashion, I trust what is written even though I have not tried it all (and there may still be mistakes, particularly in measurements). It's also easy to get through, which I found surprising considering it is quite a technical book, and filled with technical diagrams and tables of measurements. I'd say it's suitable for everybody, from teenagers like me up to more seasoned sewers who want to make their own designs.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I couldn't decided between this book and the women's metric pattern book. I found this interesting and informative, It includes information on how to move darts, about fastenings, and also has some pattern pieces for some more interesting garment construction. However if you are looking for a book with just a variety of simple pattern pieces which you can then develop i would recommend a metric pattern guide, although this book is good for learners and students and will accompany a metric pattern book well.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Exactly as advertised, it is possibly the most useful book I have regarding pattern making and cutting. It is very easy to understand, the graphics and explanations are excellent; I would say that this book is for people who already possess a good set of sewing skills, and is an excellent adjunct to the library of anyone wanting to expand their knowledge. I highly recommend it
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is a great read, with clear drawings and photographs. It shows the place of pattern cutting in the fashion industry, explaining principles and limitations of the flat pattern draft method. Construction of basic blocks (bodice, skirt, sleeve, dress, and trousers) is described in detail, moving on to a chapter titled 'Creating Patterns and Toiles' where it's a bonus that an example shown is a 2009 Betty Jackson skirt - like getting a free pattern! Then 'Converting Blocks to Designs' explains dart manipulation, fullness, collars, openings, and converting a bodice to a jacket block. 'Inspirational Pattern Cutting' shows the development of six of the author's designs. Other topics covered are the tools needed and new pattern cutting technology.
This is a very stylish book with a very current look. It is not a comprehensive pattern drafting guide, but it is inspiring, and contains enough to get a beginner started, or a 'returner' experimenting with new concepts.
Sewing only for myself, I am clearly not the target audience for this book, which is written for fashion students. Home sewers should be aware that personal fitting is barely touched on, and commercial patterns for home sewing get no mention. I would still recommend it to anyone interested in pattern cutting.
2 Comments 44 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: thames and hudson