This new and innovative book on pattern cutting emphasises the technological aspects of pattern development for women's mass-produced clothing. The opening chapters deal with sizes and measurements and examine the factors which influence pattern construction in a simple and integrative method of drafting block patterns. The second main section develops a wide ranging tool-box of professional pattern cutting techniques and gives many examples of their applications. This section also includes a chapter on making patterns for linings and fusibles. The last chapter examines and explains the functions of computerised pattern design systems.