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Patternmaking for Fashion Design [With DVD]

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Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, this hallmark book 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

Hardcover, 805 pages
Published April 30th 2005 by Pearson Prentice Hall (first published 1987)
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Sara Musko
This is an extremely comprehensive book on patternmaking. It gives you instructions to draft almost anything you could ever want to make. This is the textbook for the patternmaking classes for my fashion program, and it was a good complement to the course, but on its own I believe it would be confusing. Some of the instructions will leave you feeling lost, but overall this is an awesome reference book and super inspiring.
i actually own the 2nd edition. i reference this book more times than i can count. i have no idea what i would do without it. the best book on basic instruction from begginner to professional. everyone should own a copy of this book who wants to make clothing
Overall extremely informative, but it's filled with a surprising amount of errata for a 5th edition. Also, some very questionable/hilarious design sensibilities throughout.
Textbook for the Patternmaking classes I took. Interesting to learn how patterns are constructed.
This is a great reference book! I know I will refer to it tons!
Lia Marcoux
Eep. I'm sure it's very good but I could never make myself sit down and look at it for over a minute. The flaw is mine!
Amit Anantaye
Jun 11, 2014 Amit Anantaye is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
i want read this book because i become a perfect pattern master so plz

Best reg.

Amit Anantaye
Alok Kumar
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This is a comprehensive instruction manual on pattern making using imperial measurements. Using the techniques discussed, accompanied by careful diagrams, it is possible to learn to manipulate patterns in order to realise your own designs, although design is not a taught component of the book.

It was my pattern making bible when studying C&G Fashion Design and Tailoring modules.
The perfect accompaniment to a pattern drafting course. Comprehensive, easy to understand and the diagrams are easy to follow. Probably not a good one for a complete novice - as a stand alone text, I think you would need a grasp of the concepts to be able to properly understand it.
Sreelekshmi Raj
As a fashion designing student this book has helped me a lot in learning and understanding the basic and advanced concepts in developing a pattern. Hence I recommend this book to all fashion designing students. This will help you greatly.
If you are a fashion designer and you have not seen this book...I don't know what to say. This is a must have. Need to get. Worth the money.. believe me
just sarah
more information than this mum has time to digest, but an awesome volume for those of us who like garment construction & design.
This is a great resource for pattern making. I learned so much. My only complaint is that there are many typos.
Dec 28, 2013 Rachel marked it as sewing-and-patterning  ·  review of another edition
Third edition
I have the older edition of this book. But it is by far the best pattermaking book I've ever seen.
There are much better patternmaking books out there, that also aren't as expensive.
this is my go-to for patternmaking ... LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
Rakesh kumar
this book is for garment patternmaking.Thx
its very important fashion design
Novi Kumalasari
I want to read this book
Best pattern book ever!
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