- 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)
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Pattern Cutting (Portfolio Skills) Paperback – 17 Oct 2011
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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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's not a bad book, but it is quite basic. I think the book is best for hobby sewers starting with pattern drawing.Published 10 months ago by Linge
Excellent book giving clear instructions and tables giving ease allowances for different types of garmentsPublished 10 months ago by PjA