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Pattern Design: Fundamentals

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Construction and Pattern Drafting for Fashion Design
Paperback: 218 pages
Published November 2018

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* Printed Color Spiral Bound Book
* PDF download - print at 100% so the patterns do not scale
* Sloper download - print at 100% so the slopers do not scale
* Wholesale Lot of 3 Books (order may take longer for delivery as the wholesale option is shipped from the printer - may take 2 weeks)

Pattern Design: Fundamentals is an ideal book for beginners to approach the field of fashion design as well as self-guided learners. Pattern Design: Fundamentals covers the basics of pattern making, terminology and drafting concepts. This book is different than all other drafting books of its kind, combining the knowledge of drafting with sewing and construction.

The best way to understand how patterns are drafted is to understand how the drafts are constructed, why certain pattern markings are used and in what order a pattern should be constructed. Understanding the construction solidifies one’s drafting knowledge, connecting the dots of two-dimensional drafting to the three-dimensional finished garment.

Pattern Design developed by designer and educator Jennifer Lynne Matthews-Fairbanks. Fairbanks’ years of instructing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising coupled with her years running her own design and sewing studio, make for the ideal combination of teaching to the visual and self-guided learner.

Chapters 1 and 2 introduce you to the tools, terms and pattern markings, including fabrics used, grainlines of patterns and the grain of a fabric. You will create a simple pattern with all appropriate markings from an unaltered sloper and learn each part of all slopers used throughout the book.

In the first section, “Shape,” Pattern Design walks you through manipulating darts with the pivot and slash and spread methods, creating pleats, and tucks and gathers. Each chapter details the basics of construction in order to complete each exercise fully and utilizes several different slopers to show how each concept can be translated to different garment types.

Section two, “Line,” covers style lines (also called seam lines) and combines style lines with design elements from the “Shape” section.

The third section, “Details,” includes beginner design detail concepts such as pockets, extensions, collars and banding. Pocket exercises include patch pockets, in-seam pockets and inset pockets. Extensions for buttons and placket for blouses are also demonstrated. The banding chapter covers simple waistbands and sleeve cuffs.

The fourth and final section covers “Finishes.” Finishes include facings, zipper insertion and basic hemming.

Pattern Design: Fundamentals covers the material that most fashion design students learn in their first year of schooling. The book is an ideal guide for self-learners or for classroom instruction.

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