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Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear - Winifred Aldrich

Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear

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Published: 20th February 2015
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Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear 6th Edition provides a straightforward introduction to the principles of form and flat pattern cutting. 

To help you produce well-cut, inventive designs, you are supplied with a good range of basic blocks, a simple and flexible system of patterns and examples of their application to garments.  The updates include a brand new layout, new size charts to reflect the changes in body sizing, along with updates to the CAD section and certain blocks, illustrations and diagrams.

Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear 6th Edition  will be divided into the following sections:

  • Part one: demonstrates form pattern cutting and includes basic blocks and adaptations for a wide range of garments
  • Part two: covers the basic processes of pattern adaptation used for the construction of sleeves and collars using both flat and form cutting methods
  • Part three: demonstrates flat pattern cutting for a very wide range of garments and includes a comprehensive range of blocks and adaptations for garments of this style
  • Part four: contains simple grading techniques and constructing and altering blocks for individual figures
  • Part five: illustrates the latest software offered by CAD suppliers

This best-selling textbook still remains the essential purchase for anyone looking to understand form and flat pattern cutting and to develop their own style of pattern cutting.

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Introduction 4

Pattern cutting and design 5

Tools and equipment for constructing patterns 6

Chapter 1 Sizing, standard body measurements and constructing block patterns 7

Chapter 2 From block to pattern 15

PART ONE: FORM CUTTING

(Cutting to create shape for the female figure)

Chapter 3 Fitted skirt blocks and adaptations 23

Chapter 4 Fitted trouser blocks and adaptations 43

Chapter 5 The basic body blocks (with bust darts) 61

Chapter 6 Basic adaptations of the bodice blocks – the bust dart 83

Chapter 7 Complex adaptations of the bodice blocks: dresses and lingerie 97

Chapter 8 Complex adaptations of the bodice blocks: jackets and coats 111

PART TWO: BASIC PATTERN CUTTING PROCESSES

Chapter 9 Sleeve adaptations 123

Chapter 10 Constructing openings and collars 147

PART THREE: FLAT CUTTING

(Cutting flat shapes for easy fitting casual and jersey garments)

Chapter 11 Easy fitting garments (woven fabrics) 165

Chapter 12 Basic and easy fitting garments (jersey and knitted fabrics) 185

Chapter 13 Close fitting garments (stretch and jersey fabrics) 199

PART FOUR: SIZE AND FIT

Chapter 14 Basic grading techniques 207

Chapter 15 Drafting blocks and fitting for individual figures 213

PART FIVE: COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD)

Chapter 16 Computer-generated design and pattern making 227

Chapter Index 245

ISBN: 9781444335057
ISBN-10: 1444335057
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 20th February 2015
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.3  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised