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Books On Patternmaking


Patternmaking For Fashion Design by Hellen Joseph-Armstrong.

From the Back Cover
This quintessential guide to patternmaking offers comprehensive coverage, clear illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, providing users with all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Covers the three steps in the development of design patternsódart manipulation, added fullness, and contouringówith a central theme that all designs are based on one, or more of these three major patternmaking and design principles.

Patternmaking: A Comprehensive Reference for Fashion Design by Sylvia Rosen.

Product Description:
Written by a seasoned professional Fashion Designer, this comprehensive reference covers all the technical aspects of developing precise professional patterns for garments. The focus throughout is on the procedures and principles of professional flat patternmaking using Basic Slopes (i.e., Pattern Blocks, Master Patterns, or Foundation Patterns), and on cutting and testing each completed pattern in tissue, pinned on the form completely marked. The exceptionally clear and visually detailed illustrations can easily be understood by readers without having to read the accompanying text.

How to Draft Basic Patterns by Ernestine Kopp, Vittorina Rolfo, Beatrice Zelin, Lee Gross

From the Back Cover
This thoroughly expanded and revised reference includes principles and instruction for drafting all slopers using standard model form or individual measurements. New to 4th edition are instructions for developing princess-line dresses, capes, caftan and jumpsuit slopers.

Dress Pattern Designing: The Basic Principles of Cut and Fit by Natalie Bray

From the Back Cover (4th Edition)
This book covers the Basic Course which for many years has been the foundation of all training at the Kantika School of Dress Designing. Natalie Bray trained in Paris, while connected with a court dressmaking business in London. This experience included several months at Lucien Lelong. Since 1928 she has taught, lectured and examined at various training colleges and was for 18 years an examiner for the City & Guilds of London Institute.

More Dress Pattern Designing by Natalie Bray

From the Back Cover (3rd Edition)
This book covers advanced cutting, lingerie, tailoring and children's pattern. This volume expands the Basic Course of Natalie Bray's highly successful Dress Pattern Designing, and shows the application of the basic principles and methods to more advanced styles as well as to specialised cutting.

Il Modellismo: Tecnica del Modello Sartoriale e Industriale by Istituto Burgo, Milano

From Introduction
This book completes the volumes of the publications of the Istituto Burgo which deals with "free hand" pattern making. The "free hand" method permit, to the students, to comprehend the process which brings forth the creation of the design.

Madeleine Vionnet by Betty Kirke

Madeleine Vionnet is probably the greatest dressmaker ever. Her designs have unique structures with innovative bias cuts, many of them remained unknown for decades before being exposed by this book. Betty Kirke did splendid and exhausted research on patterns from Vionnet originals and revealed 38 of them in this book.

"Today, it is common understanding that one of the fundamentals of dressmaking lies in the relationship between the human body and the fabric itself. But as the designer turns more and more professional, it becomes tempting to head toward style, decoration, and the current trend, and easy to forget the body beneath. Vionnet, who worked at the beginning of the twentieth century, never forgot this basic concept." excerpt from foreword by Issey Miyake.