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Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear 6E
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Pattern cutting and design 5

Tools and equipment for constructing patterns 6

Chapter 1 Sizing, standard body measurements and constructing block patterns 7

Chapter 2 From block to pattern 15

Part One: Form Cutting (Cutting to create shape for the female figure)

Chapter 3 Fitted skirt blocks and adaptations 23

Chapter 4 Fitted trouser blocks and adaptations 43

Chapter 5 The basic body blocks (with bust darts) 61

Chapter 6 Basic adaptations of the bodice blocks - the bust dart 83

Chapter 7 Complex adaptations of the bodice blocks: dresses and lingerie 97

Chapter 8 Complex adaptations of the bodice blocks: jackets and coats 111

Part Two: Basic Pattern Cutting Processes

Chapter 9 Sleeve adaptations 123

Chapter 10 Constructing openings and collars 147

Part Three: Flat Cutting (Cutting flat shapes for easy fitting casual and jersey garments)

Chapter 11 Easy fitting garments (woven fabrics) 165

Chapter 12 Basic and easy fitting garments (jersey and knitted fabrics) 185

Chapter 13 Close fitting garments (stretch and jersey fabrics) 199

Part Four: Size and Fit

Chapter 14 Basic grading techniques 207

Chapter 15 Drafting blocks and fitting for individual figures 213

Part Five: Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Chapter 16 Computer-generated design and pattern making 227

Chapter Index 245

About the Author

Winifred Aldrich is a leading authority on pattern cutting and the author of six fashion titles. Winifred was formerly Professor of Clothing Technology at Nottingham Trent University and a practicing fashion designer. She continues to research pattern design practices.

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