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ISBN-13: 978-0135018767 ISBN-10: 0135018765 Edition: 5th

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Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions,Patternmaking for Fashion Designoffers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles—dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring—it provides students with all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Some innovative, new information in this book include:

 

  • Updated with modern, cutting-edge sketches and designs.  
  • DVD included in the back of the book.
  • Ribbing added to the knit section of Chapter 27.
  • More materials on children's wear and swim wear.
  • Knock offs.
  • Fitting corrections
  • Advanced design projects
  • A practical introduction to patternmaking
  • Complete coverage of the three steps of design patterns: dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring.
  • Chapter projects
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    An essential reference for anyone involved in fashion design.

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    Product Details

    • Hardcover-spiral: 832 pages
    • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5 edition (October 26, 2009)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0135018765
    • ISBN-13: 978-0135018767
    • Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.4 x 11 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #545,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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    The content of the book is very good.
    Hopeful
    I cannot say enough how well written and easy to understand this book is, it was clearly written and very well illustrated.
    Kat
    When I was studying in college back in 1993, a very good teacher introduced me to the basics of patternmaking.
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    400 of 406 people found the following review helpful By J.A.G. on February 12, 2012
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    I wanted to give a review about this book but before I do, I feel that you need to know something about my background and how it relates in my synopsis of the text. I am a freelance patternmaker that lives in New York. I have a BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing and I have been making patterns for roughly about 16 years. I have also taken some additional classes in recent years to learn new techniques and enhance previous ones I have learned. I own several other books ranging from basic patternmaking, books that specialize in lingerie patterns, and menswear pattern books. I own patternmaking software and I am currently using all the things I have learned and applying it to drafting patterns on my computer. I own two dress forms (a half scale and a standard one) and I know how to drape. I know how to sew and construct simple garments such as a t-shirt and intricate ones like bridal gowns. I also know how to do rub-offs (copy garments) and how to grade (change the dimension of a standard pattern to fit a larger or smaller person). I wouldn't call myself a know-it-all or a master at this but I would say I know a great deal more than the average Joe when it comes to making patterns.

    That being said, I have come across all types of people that are learning or want to learn about patternmaking. Most of these individuals are designers (or people who think they are designers), fashion design students in college, people that sew as a hobby, or individuals that want to make some unique clothes and save some pennies in the process. All of these are good reasons to learn the skill. In order to learn anything, you need to start with the basics.
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    24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By E.B. on May 24, 2012
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    As an aspiring designer who can't afford to go to design school, I bought this book (and the draping book from the same author)in hopes of teaching myself how to make clothe. I decided to get this book after hearing about its common use in schools. I mean what better book to get than the one they use in fashion school right?

    The good:
    -A lot of variety. The book teaches you how to make the very basic and then how to distort it and transform it into whatever design you want.
    -It has women's, men's and children's sections, as well as things such as bikinis and leotards.

    The bad:
    -Some of the directions are unclear. As someone who tried to learn with no outside help, I found myself extremely frustrated (specially in the beginning) when sometimes instructions seem to jump a step.
    -The illustrations are not always clear. For instance in the pants fitting part of the book, it was hard to compare what I was seeing in real life to the drawn pictures in the book.
    -Few sewing instructions. The book shows how to cut the pattern so the fabric can later be manipulated, but doesn't show you exactly how you would go about sewing that cut.
    -Some of the methods are outdated. After consulting with someone that has been working in the industry for the last 25 years I leaned that a few of of the instructions and techniques given are no longer used in garment production. This idea was reenforced to me after I had a dress ruined because the defect on the pattern only showed itself after I tried sewing with a fine fabric.
    -Some instructions are overly complicated. I find this specially in the sleeve instructions.

    In all this is a good book if you already know the basics or if you have a teacher.
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    34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Kate in New York on July 19, 2010
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    Although as comprehensive a book on patternmaking as is available, this text is desperately in need of proof reading. Take for example instructions that refer to "Figure 2a" and "Figure 2b" on a page with illustrations labeled "Design 1" and "Design 2". Is "Design 1" actually 2a? One is left to puzzle out inconsistencies that result from a lack of careful proof reading. A fifth edition, one would hope, would have these issues resolved.
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    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Susan E. Horner on April 14, 2010
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    This has consistently been the one book I turn to whenever I'm looking to "tweak" a pattern, change a collar, add a pocket or any design detail. I had an old edition (over 30 years), and while the basics never change, techniques do and this book reflects the most modern of how to's and styles. Just browsing the pages is enough to get me inspired to start another project. I love it, and most of all, I depend upon it. Patternmaking for Fashion Design (5th Edition) should set me up for the next 30 years!!
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    30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By bird lover on September 19, 2011
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    I have been told that this is THE pattern making textbook used at most fashion design schools, and is a required textbook for my advanced pattern making class. However, I do not like this book. I find the instructions are not very detailed, it doesn't discuss grain lines, and many of the pictures for the various design options do not make it clear where the design lines are on the body/apex. We used another book, The Principals of Flat Pattern Design by Nora MacDonald for a beginning pattern design class, and I found that book to be much better written; more detailed instructions. If this was not a required book I would not bother with it.
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