A Technical Foundation, Menswear Pattern Cutting is the third publication by Tanya Dove and compliments her previous works; A Technical Foundation, Women s Wear Pattern Cutting and Concept to Creation: The Design Process.
The aim of A Technical Foundation is to provide a clear flexible guide to pattern cutting for menswear. It provides detailed construction information for garment blocks and components that are used to produce well cut designs for men.
The book is written for students and fashion designers to explore their own creativity in their approach to men s garment creation. It shows clear detailed illustrations and technical construction information, showing adaption of blocks in colour for easy use. With each garment and component in different chapters A Technical Foundation has been designed in a way for the designers to evolve through the book reaching a level of understanding and practice, to then have the technical skills to design their own collections.
The pattern block construction throughout this book is for the modern man, using up to date methodology of creation for a young slim figure. Men are now far more conscious of their body and the clothes they wear, with a greater confidence in maintaining a well-groomed appearance now defines what it is to be ‘a man in today s society. The acceptance and changing shapes and styles in menswear is becoming as important as women s wear.