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Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewearby Haggar
Synopses & Reviews
This unique book contains a full range of blocks and patterns to cope with all aspects of lingerie, beachwear and leisurewear. It explains not only the methods of cutting but also the reasoning behind the methods, so that you can learn to adapt the information to other situations.
* All the instructions have been tried and tested – so they work
* Offers many ‘tips of the trade’ to give a professional appearance to completed garments
* Encourages you to experiment in textbook size by supplying one-fifth scale blocks
* Demonstrates how to make the fullest use of patterns as practised in industry
* Considers the influence of choice of fabric on the way a pattern works
* New features include tips for achieving the best results when taking personal measurements, optimum fit patterns for close fitting garments, outstanding patterns for larger cup sizes, thongs, tankinis, basques, bustiers and hipster trousers.
This unique book has become established as the standard work on the subject of pattern cutting for lingerie, beachwear, and leisurewear since it was first published in 1990. Updated to include a full range of blocks and patterns to cover all aspects of lingerie, beachwear, and leisurewear, this book explains the methods of cutting and also the reasoning behind these methods. The new edition includes tips for achieving the best results when taking measurements, optimum fit patterns for close fitting garments, and outstanding patterns for larger cup sizes. This manual includes tried and true instructions, helpful tools of the trade to produce flawless garments, and information on fabric choices and their influence on the workability of patterns. This comprehensive, detailed, and effective guide will appeal to students of fashion at all levels.
This title shows how to derive the basic lingerie blocks and how to adapt them for creative design. Pattern cutting for underwear, nightwear, beach and leisurewear is fully illustrated and dealt with in detail.
This unique book has become established as the standard work on the subject since it was first published in 1990. It contains a full range of blocks and patterns to cope with all aspects of lingerie, beachwear and leisurewear. Not only the methods of cutting are explained but also the reasoning behind them so that the information can be applied and adapted to other situations.
The new edition includes tips for achieving the best results when taking measurements, optimum fit patterns for close fitting garments, and outstanding patterns for larger cup sizes.
About the Author
Ann Haggar has taught extensively at degree level using her wide industrial experience. She has also written two fashion supplements for the classic books Dress Pattern Designing and More Dress Pattern Designing, both by Natalie Bray.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Principle patterns from bras to bathrobes.
The basic blocks.
Lingerie – Underwear.
Lingerie – Nightwear.
Part 2: Further developments.
Beach and leisurewear.
Blocks for stretch fabrics.
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