For decades, the pattern cutter’s aesthetic judgement of proportion, balance, line and form, has underpinned success in fashion design. By identifying key shapes and structures and then translating these into 3D through a number of cutting, draping and construction processes, the pattern cutter can determine the success of a collection.
Pattern Cutting: The Architecture of Fashion does not intend to rewrite previous pattern cutting books which have successfully documented traditional methods of flat pattern cutting and draping. Instead, it aims to select a variety of pattern cutting scenarios experienced in studio fashion teaching and learning, and communicate techniques and processes with clear visual instruction, fashion imagery and text. It aims to underpin this practical subject within a historical and theoretical context. Most of all, it aims to inspire and combine pattern, design and aesthetics, and for readers to gain confidence to explore a subject that can be considered difficult and too methodical to be interesting.
Packed with diagrams and step-by-step instructions and richly illustrated with some of fashion s most inspirational creations, this book offers a fresh and exciting approach to this vital area of study.