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Metric Pattern Cutting for Womens Wearby Winifred Aldrich
Synopses & Reviews
Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear, first published in 1975, provides a straightforward introductory book for students beginning courses in flat pattern cutting.
This fifth edition continues to offer an introduction to the principles of pattern cutting, with a range of good basic blocks and examples of their application to garments.
New for this edition is the inclusion of colour to help students recognize the different sections of the book and to enhance the garment illustrations? Colour illustrations also offer a new dimension to the updated material on computer-aided design and the CAD chapter now provides students with a clear guide to the technology.
The size charts have been revised to reflect the changes in body sizing, the co-ordination with European size charts and to the way that clothes are now marketed to different sectors. The great expansion of casual wear has led to the growth of 'flat cutting' with no darting, and the section devoted to this type of cutting has been further expanded.
This best-selling textbook with its tried-and-tested presentation of authoritative text and clear diagrams remains the essential purchase for students of fashion and design.
Book News Annotation:
Working from a small number of body measurements, fashion designers can create any garment imaginable by modifying a set of basic patterns. Aldrich updates this edition with more information on computer-aided design and today's fashionable "flat cutting," which does not use darts in fitting, but makes sure students understand the basic principles of tailoring and of creating patterns from designs. She covers darted bodice blocks and adaptations (including collars and sleeves) and basic fitted blocks for skirts, trousers, dresses, jackets, and coats. She makes sure readers understand the relationship between fabrics and patterns, the tricks behind easy-fitting garments, basic grading techniques, and ways of drafting pattern blocks to fit individual figures. The section on computer aided design includes descriptions of the latest equipment, and she offers an appendix on Aliquot parts. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear was first published in 1975 to provide a straightforward introductory book for students beginning courses in flat pattern cutting.
The fifth edition continues to offer an introduction to the principles of pattern cutting, with a range of good basic blocks and examples of their application to garments. However, the great expansion of casual wear, cut in jersey or stretch fabrics, has led to the growth of 'flat cutting' with no darting to create the shape and this edition devotes a whole section to this type of cutting. The sections on computer-aided design and grading have been updated. The size charts of body measurements have been revised, reflecting the changing shape of women's bodies.
About the Author
Dr Winifred Aldrich was formerly Professor of Clothing Technology at Nottingham Trent University. She has also written two books specifically to enable students to extend their knowledge of fabrics and tailored garment cutting: Fabric, Form and Flat Pattern Cutting and Pattern Cutting for Tailored Jackets. Her other books include: Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear and Metric Pattern Cutting for Children's Wear and Babywear.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Pattern cutting and design; Fabrics; Part 1: Classic Form Cutting (Cutting to create shape for the female figure) - The basic darted bodice blocks; From block to pattern; Basic adaptations of the bodice blocks; Sleeve adaptations; Constructing collars; The basic fitted skirt block and adaptations; Fitted trouser blocks and adaptations; Complex adaptations of the bodice blocks: dresses-jackets-coats; Part 2: Flat Cutting (Cutting flat shapes for casual and jersey garments) - Easy fitting garments (woven fabrics); Easy fitting garments (jersey and knitted fabrics); Close fitting garments (stretch and jersey fabrics); Part 3: Size and Fit - Basic grading techniques; Drafting blocks and fitting for individual figures; Part 4: Computer Aided Design - Computer generated design and pattern making; Index
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