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More Dress Pattern Designing: Classic Edition Hardcover – February 28, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0632065028 ISBN-10: 0632065028 Edition: 4th
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The techniques Natalie Bray pioneered and perfected revolutionised dress pattern designing, assisting the rise of the modern fashion industry. Her teaching has had a profound influence on design, production and education and her works are classics: fashions change but the principles of designing patterns in the flat do not.This book covers advanced cutting, lingerie, tailoring and children's clothes. It expands the basic course set out in Natalie Bray's Dress Pattern Designing and shows the application of the basic principles and methods to more advanced styles as well as to specialised cutting.

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More Dress Pattern Designing covers advanced cutting, lingerie, tailoring and children’s patterns. This volume expands the basic course of Natalie Bray’s Dress Pattern Designing and shows the application of the basic principles and methods to more advanced styles as well as to specialised cutting.


Part 1 is devoted to a thorough examination of the princess cut, the construction and special problems of the kimono, the raglan, drop-shoulder and other elaborate sleeves and armholes, and a variety of draped styles.


Part 2 shows the application of these methods to several branches of specialist cutting: lingerie cutting, tailored and sportswear garments and patterns for children of different ages.

This edition includes a Fashion Supplement which provides more information on the cutting of trouser blocks with subsequent various styling and details on trouser fastenings, turn-ups and other features. A jumpsuit block is provided with suggestions for development. The essential subject of grading is also set out clearly and concisely

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 4 edition (February 28, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0632065028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632065028
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.7 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,886,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. C. Hull on January 3, 2007
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Goes along with the first. Great resource. Good for learning. Great diagrams.
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