- Hardcover-spiral: 832 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (October 26, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0135018765
- ISBN-13: 978-0135018767
- Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 1.8 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, "Patternmaking for Fashion Design" offers 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:
About the Author
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
"Kathryn Hagen" is an artist and a full professor of illustration, drawing, and cultural studies at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, where she has taught for the last twenty years. A graduate of Parsons School of Design in Fashion Design, she also has a BFA and MFA in Fine Arts in painting and sculpture from Otis. She continues to teach, and is presently working on two other book projects for Prentice Hall. Her first illustration textbook is used in many schools both in the USA and overseas.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
-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.
-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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
although there are a lot of typos in the book. It is still very useful for self-learning. Your drafts are not always going to look actually like the diagram so don't be surprise... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great book. Great instruction. One may need an instructor to fully understand but reading every page throughly will gain understanding. I do adore this book.Published 1 month ago by K.W
The book is so useful and arrived earlier than expected. You are great thanks...Published 1 month ago by Liliana Prina