- Paperback: 928 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (23 July 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 129202481X
- ISBN-13: 978-1292024813
- Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 2.9 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Patternmaking for Fashion Design Paperback – 23 Jul 2013
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From the Back Cover
Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, "Patternmaking for Fashion Design" offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles-dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring-it provides students with all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Some innovative, new information in this book include:
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Top Customer Reviews
My difficulty is as a new sewer I wanted to understand the "engineering" of RTW patterns V Custom Fit how ro grade and draw them, make adjustments etc etc and like so many new sewers I purchased a number of books on the subject...but it has taken till now, having worked through the other books that I fully understand and appreciate the sheer volume of quality information in this book.
I read one review saying that one lady used this book as her "Degree" as there was nowhere local enough offering courses of equal depth....and I couldn't agree more....this book contains everything you could ever want to know about Patternmaking and would see any aspiring seamstress through everything they would learn on a degree course....plus a useful source of reference for the future.
The DVD however offers little incentive as it is just a sales pitch for drafting software.....It would be nice if it had included PDFs of the measurement tables ....as is so often the case measurements change overtime and being such a bulky book makes it difficult to copy the pages, despite there being a blank set at the end of each chapter.....I actually resorted to cutting one out of the book.
If anybody needs assistance with pattern cutting and they are looking for something quite simple to follow, then this is your answer. It covers absolutely everything that you need to know.
Very very happy with my purchase. I refer to it most days.
Although I've not made anything from this book so far I can see that it is much more thorough and more up-to-date. It shows you how to adjust fit, gives you little assignments along the way to build up your skills and so on. It reads like a text book, almost as if you have the teacher there with you.
I am very pleased that I finally caved and bought this book. I highly recommend it and it is well worth the money. Don't hesitate!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just great book. I have converted inches into centimetres without any problem. The best book so far!Published 3 months ago by AGATA ZABEK
Excellent book, my college had this so I thought is buy it to keep at home. However now selling due to no longer being in the trade. [...]Published 4 months ago by Lauren Ring
If you plan to buy this be prepared to put some time into overcoming several typos and some poor instructions in places. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Debra
I was slightly disappointed that there were no patterns at the back of the book which were in the book that I viewed! other than that I was very happy with the book.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book, but it was not mentioned in the description that the paperback book is black and white. There are descriptions in the text that want you to look at 'blue lines' on the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
The illustrations are ok but the book is useless for me because is only in inches😣😡Published 8 months ago by Boo