PATTERNMAKING

Fitting and Pattern Alteration

A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration

3rd Edition

Elizabeth Liechty,Judith Rasband and Della Pottberg-Steineckert

Published: FEB 25, 2016

Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration, Third Edition, shows readers how to recognize, evaluate, and correct fit for 88 figure variations. This comprehensive guide presents proven methods of style selection, fitting, and alteration. The authors use a multi-level approach that is both logical and easy to follow, and each procedure is clearly identified and fully illustrated with a second color added to clarify the procedure and show directional measuring. Each figure is drawn to scale ensuring consistency and accuracy. The cause for the fitting problem is clearly identified and explained--giving readers the why behind each fitting procedure. Highlights of this edition include new photographs of common fit problems, as well as instructions for working with multi-sized patterns and correcting garments that have more than one fit problem.

New to this Edition

~ Chapters open with added key terms and chapter objectives
~ End-of-chapter discussion questions allow the reader to fully engage with the content
~ New 2-color graded pattern illustrations, measurement illustrations, photos of actual body types and illustrations of advanced bodice and pant fitting patterns
~ Updated Reality Check boxes present further details on the topic at hand and reinforce the learning experience

Introducing Fitting and Pattern Alteration STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions


This bundle includes Fitting and Pattern Alteration and Fitting and Pattern Alteration STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501318207
eBook + Studio 9781501318191
eBook 9781501305122
Paperback 9781628929720
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501318184

Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics

Julie Cole

Published: FEB 11, 2016

With hundreds of step-by-step illustrated instructions and a user-friendly, stay-flat format, Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics provides emerging fashion designers with comprehensive information on how to draft patterns for popular cut-and-sew stretch knit fabrics such as jersey and knits with spandex. After covering the
basics of knits and techniques for gauging stretch capacity, Julie Cole introduces a unique, simplified approach to drafting slopers using hip and top foundations. She then provides information on converting, drafting, grading, and reducing patterns for proper fit in four categories of stretch. The book proceeds to drafting slopers and patterns for tops, dresses, jackets, sweaters, cardigans, skirts, pants, lingerie, swimwear, and activewear.

Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics is ideal for students with basic or intermediate design, patternmaking, and sewing skills for any course in which students design and draft patterns for knits; or courses that incorporate both knits and woven fabrics.

Features
- Accurate and simplified system for patternmaking with stretch knit fabrics with easier to follow approach than other books
Each chapter includes
- Key terms
- Highly-illustrated step-by-step instructions
- Three types of boxes: ‘Important,’ ‘Pattern Tip,’ and ‘Stitching Tip’
- End of chapter features ‘Knit it Together’ checklist, ‘Stop! What Do I Do If...’ troubleshooting tips, and ‘Self Critique’ review
- More than 900 technical drawings with color accents and 100 photographs of sewn samples on the dress form

Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabric STUDIO
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
- Access downloadable files for half-size top and hip foundations, and slopers found in the book

Teaching Resources
- Instructor’s Guide and Test Bank includes sample syllabi, suggested projects, test questions, and evaluation guides

This bundle includes Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics and Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Hardback + Studio 9781501318245
eBook + Studio 9781501318238
eBook 9781501305054
Hardback 9781501305047
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501318214

Concepts of Pattern Grading

Techniques for Manual and Computer Grading

3rd Edition

Kathy K. Mullet

Published: SEP 24, 2015

This step-by-step introduction to grading combines the theory of pattern grading with its practical applications. After presenting the x, y orientation to familiarize readers with the concepts of computer grading and using the Cartesian graph, the text takes a holistic approach, integrating anthropometry, size specifications, and grade guides into the grading process for women’s garments with emphasis on maintaining fit and style sense.

New to this Edition:
- Expanded discussion of computer grading technology including Optitex, Gerber, Lectra, and Tukatech software
- 20% new end-of-chapter exercise questions
- Includes more than 200 illustrations and 85 tables for grade rules, measurement charts and garment specifications
- Added discussion on grading from specifications and development of tolerances
- Instructor's Guide and Test Bank provide answers to exercises, completed and blank grade rule tables, grade charts for different base sizes and projects for further research

Concepts of Pattern Grading STUDIO:
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

This bundle includes Concepts of Pattern Grading and Concepts of Pattern Grading STUDIO Access Card

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501312823
eBook + Studio 9781501312816
eBook 9781628922318
Paperback 9781628922301
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501312793

Patternmaking for Menswear

Classic to Contemporary

Myoungok Kim and Injoo Kim

Published: APR 16, 2014

This comprehensive men's patternmaking text covers many different garment types and design elements, including patternmaking techniques for both woven and knit fabrics. The step-by-step format with accompanying detailed illustrations is appropriate for beginning to advanced students, as well as the industry professionals looking to sharpen their patternmaking skill. Photographs provide examples of completed garments on the dress form and clear illustrations are highlighted with color to show precisely what to do at each step of the patternmaking process.

Noting the subtle difference between patternmaking for men versus women, the authors provide readers with a complete understanding of the male anatomy, how to take measurements and fitting techniques. Patternmaking for Menswear has a unique modular organization, moving from basic sloper development to detailing slim-fit versus classic-fit garments with design details grouped together to allow readers to combine them to create unlimited design variations. The text includes a section on fit problems and solutions that can be referenced after making a muslin for better fit. Instructions on how to add proper seam allowances to woven and knit patterns are also included.With many fashion-forward and on-trend patterns, this book is an indispensible resource for creating modern and professional menswear designs.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609019716
Paperback 9781609019440

Pattern Cutting: The Architecture of Fashion

Pat Parish

Published: FEB 04, 2013

The pattern cutter’s aesthetic judgement of proportion, balance, line and form has always underpinned success in fashion design. In Pattern Cutting: The Architecture of Fashion, Pat Parish approaches the subject from this perspective, identifying key shapes and structures from the catwalk and translating them into 3D through a number of cutting, draping and construction processes. These methods are explored here through a series of practical scenarios, richly illustrated and annotated with step-by-step instructions.

This exciting new approach provides you with the inspiration, tools and confidence to interpret and adapt basic patterns and take your designs even further.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447435
Paperback 9782940411900

Principles of Flat Pattern Design 4th Edition

4th Edition

Nora M. MacDonald

Published: OCT 12, 2009

The basic principles of the flat-pattern method are the foundation of producing effective apparel designs. Principles of Flat-Pattern Design, 4th Edition, maintains its simple and straightforward presentation of flat-patternmaking principles which is proven to be less intimidating for beginning students. Numbered and fully illustrated steps guide students through a logical series of pattern manipulation procedures, each beginning with a flat sketch of the design to be developed and ending with a representation of the completed pattern. A significant expansion of the introductory chapters in this 4th Edition aligns the patternmaking process with current industry practices, including technological advancements, design analysis, and production basics such as grading, marker making, and specifications.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628920208
Hardback 9781563678516

Basic Pattern Skills for Fashion Design

2nd Edition

Bernard Zamkoff and Jeanne Price

Published: JUN 08, 2009

The 2nd Edition of Basic Pattern Skills for Fashion Design introduces the techniques of flat patternmaking in an easy-to-understand method. Each of the book’s four chapters addresses one major segment of a garment—the bodice, the collar, the skirt, and the sleeve—with lessons that progress from the most basic dart manipulations to advanced design variations. Simple illustrations demystify the patternmaking process for the beginner student, showing how a few basic techniques can lead to endless design possibilities.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563678349

Computerized Patternmaking for Apparel Production

Laura Nugent

Published: SEP 23, 2008

Computerized Patternmaking for Apparel Production takes a unique approach to learning Gerber AccuMark technology. This book includes all the procedures that the fashion industry uses to create a style and rush it to a factory for cutting and mass production. Through 20 lessons focusing on patternmaking, digitizing, grading, and marker making, students will grasp the cycle of apparel production from patternmaking to cutting. This book bridges the gap between knowing what the software functions do and applying them in today’s working environment.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609018276
Paperback 9781563676192

Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Keith Richardson

Published: JAN 18, 2008

Stretch fabrics are more popular than ever, from Juicy Couture’s sweats to the trendy, ready-to-wear styles found at H&M. Stretch fabrics have long been a staple of designer fashion as well—from Missoni’s colorful knits to Donna Karan’s basics. Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics provides the design student or working designer with the essential information for understanding the specifics of knit fabrics and the patternmaking process for different garments. Fibers, dyes, treatments, care, and fabric sources are discussed, along with the principles of sizing and measuring for women’s, men’s, petite, plus, and half sizes. Chapters focusing on particular garments begin with a draft of a sloper. Numerous illustrations and diagrams demonstrate the effects of draping, gathering, shirring, ruffling, and making adjustments as needed to flatter the wearer. These instructions will put students’ skills and creativity to work with everything they need to turn an ordinary garment into one of original designer quality.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308789
Paperback 9781563674792

Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Menswear

Lori A. Knowles

Published: SEP 07, 2005

The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Menswear offers patternmaking techniques for a variety of garment styles and includes information on sizing, lining and a variety of fabrics. Covering everything from casual to tailored designs, it can serve both as an introduction to the pattern-drafting skills necessary for menswear and as a more in-depth treatment of patternmaking techniques. The guide covers the patternmaking process for an array of menswear garments, as well as the accompanying theories and concepts.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308895
Paperback 9781563673290

Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses and Women

Lori A. Knowles

Published: JUN 14, 2005

The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses, and Women offers an in-depth look into the techniques and theories of pattern drafting for women’s garments. Covering a wide variety of styles, textiles, and sizes, this book is useful for a wide range of pattern courses from introductory to advanced. It provides a sound introduction to the concepts and the processes of patternmaking, as well as a more advanced analysis of style and design. The author offers helpful techniques on taking measurements and adjusting the fit of garments for all body sizes, patterns, and types of fabrics.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308888
Paperback 9781563673283

Professional Pattern Grading for Women's, Men's and Children's Apparel

Jack Handford

Published: JAN 03, 2003

This classic text offers students and industry professionals detailed step-by-step instructions and illustrations for grading pattern pieces for women's, men's and children's wear.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563673191