An introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting, this practical book shows students how to interpret the human form and look at clothing through the eyes of a designer rather than a consumer.
As well as explaining the proportions of human anatomy, the book introduces key tools and then takes the reader from simple pattern-cutting ideas to more advanced creative methods.
Step-by-step illustrations show how to create basic bodice, sleeve, skirt, dress and trouser blocks, before demonstrating how to adapt these to create patterns for original designs.
There is also a chapter dedicated to digital technology and how this is increasingly being used in both colleges and industry.
The book also examines a selection of the author's own creative designs, encouraging experimentation with the potential of pattern cutting.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, 620 illustrations, 400 in colour
- Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
- Publication Date: 10/10/2011
- Category: Fashion & textiles: design
- ISBN: 9781856697507