Author: Tomoko Nakamichi

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780676944

Category: Design

Page: 100

View: 4438

In this new addition to the Pattern Magic series from Japan, Tomoko Nakamichi teaches you how to sculpt with fabric, creating beautiful shapes, waves and accents. Next, she looks at creating dynamic movement in garments, using ruffles, shirring and precise, sharply pleated lines. All the measurements and scaling information you need to start pattern making is included. As throughout the series, all the patterns are based on a basic block, supplied in the book. Thorough step-by-step instructions and diagrams will ensure that your own patterns translate beautifully to your choice of garment, while photographs of the finished garments will inspire you to create your own designs.
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Stretch Fabrics

Author: Tomoko Nakamichi

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856698276

Category: Design

Page: 104

View: 4821

Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics is the third in the series of cult Japanese pattern making books, now translated into English. The new volume looks at working with stretch and jersey fabric. Material that stretches lengthways or sideways can be magical in itself. This book takes the special qualities of jersey and stretch fabrics and uses them to create stunning, sculptural designs. In two parts, the book shows how to work with stretch fabrics and how to cut patterns that exploit their properties with truly original results. The book is accompanied by a basic paper pattern block.
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Author: Tomoko Nakamichi

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856697064

Category: Design

Page: 104

View: 1662

Pattern Magic 2 is the cult pattern-cutting book from Japan, partner to the original title Pattern Magic. Inspiring and exciting, this volume takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with more step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy. These easy-to-follow illustrations and detailed instructions makeit easy to create stunning, sculptural clothes.
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Author: Hisako Sato

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780670041

Category: Design

Page: 88

View: 1471

Drape Drape 2 is the follow-up to the cult Japanese draping book Drape Drape and the latest in the new series from Bunka Fashion College. Includes 14 stylish contemporary designs for tops, dresses, skirts, vests, and jackets, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and diagrams that skilfully guide the reader through the draping process. With two full-scale patterns at the back, this book provides exciting design ideas and highly practical techniques for readers looking to continue exploring the art of draping.
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The Complete Course

Author: Karolyn Kiisel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780672861

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 403

Draping is the art of using cotton muslin to create a fashion design directly on a mannequin. It is an essential skill for fashion designers. In this book, Karolyn Kiisel presents a series of step-by-step projects, creating real garments in classic styles, that are designed to develop skills from the most basic to more advanced techniques. Starting with the basics of choosing and preparing the dress form for draping, the book advances through pinning, trimming and clipping, and creating shape using darts and tucks, to adding volume using pleats and gathers, and handling complex curves. Advanced skills include how to use support elements such as shoulder pads, under layers and petticoats and how to handle bias draping. The book culminates with a chapter on improvisational skills. Each skill and technique throughout the book is explained through specially commissioned step-by-step photographs and line drawings that bring the art of creating womenswear in three dimensions to life.
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Line, Shape and Volume

Author: Zarida Zaman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147258340X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 3916

Designed to boost draping confidence and design creativity, Fashion Pattern Cutting is a step-by-step guide to the pattern cutting process, from finding inspiration for a fashion-forward design through to creating the finished product. - Clear visuals show each step from mood board to patterns and possible design variations - Written in a friendly, approachable style by an experienced designer and teacher - Provides readers with the tools and techniques to experiment and create their own unique designs Fashion Pattern Cutting is a creative pattern cutting book that pushes the boundaries of experimentation on the mannequin stand. In this book, experienced fashion designer Zarida Zaman explains how to make garments bearing in mind the relationship between fabric, drape, weight and 3D forms. Taking architecture, origami and natural forms as her three key sources of inspiration, the author shows how to create varied and exciting contemporary styles using crisp folds, bold shapes and natural fabrics. Written in an accessible style with clear visuals and plenty of tips and tricks, the book gives readers the tools and confidence to experiment creatively. Included in this book are hand-drawn illustrations of pattern pieces, complete with measurements, and suggestions for how to apply techniques across a range of garments. The patterns reveal the deceptively simple draping techniques used to create stylish, minimalist designs, and enable readers, whether beginners or experienced pattern cutters, to put together stunning and innovative designs themselves.
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Sew 6 Patterns Into 36 Different Styles!

Author: Amy Barickman

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761171622

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 310

View: 4385

Presents six dressmaking patterns that can be used to create an entire wardrobe that has thirty-six different looks and a total of over two hundred garments and accessories.
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A step-by-step introduction to dressmaking

Author: Gillian Holman

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849940733

Category: Design

Page: 112

View: 538

Starting with the basic blocks for skirts and bodices (and also a jacket and trouser block), Gillian Holman shows you how to add the refinements, such as necklines, collars, sleeves, yokes, flounces, pleats, peg tops, pockets, and crossovers. Each design element is accompanied by sketches and patterns. It is a step-by-step introduction to the techniques of pattern cutting for fashion students and amateur dressmakers.
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Author: Winifred Aldrich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119028280

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 5123

Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear provides a straightforward introduction to the principles of form pattern cutting for garments to fit the body shape, and flat pattern cutting for casual garments and jersey wear. This sixth edition remains true to the original concept: it offers a range of good basic blocks, an introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting and examples of their application into garments. Fully revised and updated to include a brand new and improved layout, up-to-date skirt and trouser blocks that reflect the changes in body sizing, along with updates to the computer-aided design section and certain blocks, illustrations and diagrams. This best-selling textbook still remains the essential purchase for students and beginners looking to understand pattern cutting and building confidence to develop their own pattern cutting style.
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150 Creative Sewing Techniques

Author: Ruth Singer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781446302460

Category: Appliqué

Page: 175

View: 3186

"Features 150 creative sewing techniques, from smocking, trapunto quilting and reverse applique to Suffolk puffs, pleating and shirring"--P. [4] of cover.
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A Compendium of Techniques for Stitching Fabric Into Exciting New Forms and Fashions

Author: Alison Reid

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584799115

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 1884

In Stitch Magic, fashion and textile expert Alison Reid teaches sewers how to manipulate and sculpt fabric by using such techniques as folding, cutting, pleating, tucking, gathering, and stitching, creating entirely new surfaces and textures in the process. The resulting fabrics, which look sophisticated and complex but are actually relatively simple and inexpensive to produce, can be used for entire textiles, such as cushions or blinds, or to create fashion accessories or embellishments. Stitch Magic serves as both a technical reference guide, which the sewer can consult time and again, as well as an inspiring project book. Among the beautiful, modern projects included are curtains and cushions, a throw, shawl, cape, necklace, and bag. Detailed illustrations throughout make all of the instructions easy to follow.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721706

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 6007

Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.
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Author: Aarthi Gunnupuri

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 935177936X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 9802

The fashion industry is seductive. The lights, the glamour, the glory. You may be a great artist and have fabulous design ideas, but having a head for business is a different matter. So how do you go about establishing your fashion line? How do you build your brand and get splashed on the inside pages of glossies? Here's the perfect guide for you. Learn the basics of creating and executing a business plan, exhibiting your designs in big retail chains, setting up an e-commerce store and, finally, participating in a fashion week. Study the success stories of masters like J.J. Valaya and Anita Dongre. With the right design ideas, passion and perseverance, you can learn how to be right under the spotlight.
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The Basic Principles of Cut and Fit

Author: Natalie Bray

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632065011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4392

The techniques Natalie Bray pioneered and perfected revolutionised dress pattern designing, assisting the rise of the modern fashion industry. Her teaching has had a profound influence on design, production and education and her works are classics: fashions change but the principles of designing patterns in the flat do not. This book - the most popular of Natalie Bray's three works - covers the basic course and includes measurement and block patterns, circular patterns, simple pattern designing, yokes, dart manipulation, sleeves, collars and necklines, skirts, and the one-piece dress foundation.
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Author: Dennic Chunman Lo

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856697507

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 1936

An introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting, this practical book shows students how to interpret the human form and look at clothing through the eyes of a designer rather than a consumer. As well as explaining the proportions of human anatomy, the book introduces key tools and then takes the reader from simple pattern-cutting ideas to more advanced creative methods. Finally, the book looks at the work of fashion designers who are masters of pattern cutting, such as Comme des GarCons, John Galliano, Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake. With photographs of final and dissected garments, along with CAD/CAM diagrams to explain how those pieces were cut, the book will gradually build an understanding of pattern cutting, and enable students to experiment and create exciting patterns for their own designs.
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Women / Men. How to Make Dresses, Jackets and Vests, Overalls, Lingerie, and Corsetry

Author: Antonio Donnanno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788415967682

Category:

Page: 256

View: 1471

This book addresses pattern-making through a comprehensive presentation of both basic and elaborate dresses, jackets, vests, overalls, lingerie, and corsetry.
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DIY Couture from Simple Shapes

Author: Rosie Martin

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780678283

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 8353

If you want to sew your own clothes but are put off by the idea of cutting out pattern pieces covered with dotted lines and symbols, this is the book for you. Using Rosie Martin's innovative method, you begin with nothing but a rectangle, circle, or triangle of fabric and some basic body measurements. Next, follow the detailed step-by-step photographs and diagrams to complete your garment. You'll need a sewing machine, but no special equipment or expensive fabrics. With plenty of variations suggested for each garment, there's lots of room for your own creative touches, too.
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Make a Unique Sportswear Wardrobe from Four Basic Sewing Blocks

Author: Melissa Fehr

Publisher: Sewandso

ISBN: 9781446306703

Category: Dressmaking

Page: 128

View: 2130

"Sew your own activewear wardrobe with this collection of unique sportswear designs and patterns. Sewing expert and marathon runner, Melissa Fehr, shows you how to adapt four basic sewing blocks to create an activewear wardrobe that's perfect for your workout. Choose from 17 different designs including yoga pants, crop top and rash vest."--
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Author: Helen Joseph-Armstrong

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781609012403

Category: Design

Page: 640

View: 875

The third edition of Draping for Apparel Design combines Joseph-Armstrong's classic step-by-step instructions with a user-friendly layout. To show how to turn two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional garments, the author presents the following three draping principles and techniques: manipulating dart excess, adding fullness, and contour draping. New and updated design projects illustrate how to prepare a draping plan. Design analyses identify the creative elements of each design and help determine draping techniques required to develop patterns. This text emphasizes the importance of draping foundation garments for building more complex designs. Designers will gain essential skills to creatively apply draping techniques to their own designs.
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Author: Ann Haggar

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405118583

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5480

This unique book contains a full range of blocks and patterns to cope with all aspects of lingerie, beachwear and leisurewear. It explains not only the methods of cutting but also the reasoning behind the methods, so that you can learn to adapt the information to other situations. All the instructions have been tried and tested – so they work Offers many ‘tips of the trade’ to give a professional appearance to completed garments Encourages you to experiment in textbook size by supplying one-fifth scale blocks Demonstrates how to make the fullest use of patterns as practised in industry Considers the influence of choice of fabric on the way a pattern works New features include tips for achieving the best results when taking personal measurements, optimum fit patterns for close fitting garments, outstanding patterns for larger cup sizes, thongs, tankinis, basques, bustiers and hipster trousers.
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