Pattern Cutting and Making Up v2
The Simple Approach to Soft Tailoring
by Martin Shoben and Janet Ward
Major changes have occurred in the last few years in the methods of cutting and manufacturing outerwear. Many highly-skilled operations have been simplified to avoid the traditional techniques and, because outerwear has become more dependent on fashion trends, it benefits from the light clothing styling approach. Today, therefore, many coats, suits, jackets and trousers are being manufactured by the light clothing industry.
Outerwear has consequently assumed much greater importance in light clothing courses and in this book is the first of its kind and has been written to reflect these changes. It offers a course of practical and theoretical study which is related to a variety of garment types and fabrics, and it is illustrated with clear, annotated diagrams.
Topics covered include: measurement taking and basic block construction; making-up general information; pockets; fastenings and closures, linings; capes; hoods; and trench coats. In addition, the secrets of engineered collars and sleeves, and structured and unstructured silhouettes are revealed, making this book an essential manual for students, teachers and professionals alike.
Dr Martin Shoben, has spent many years in the clothing industry as a pattern cutter designer and is an international consultant to the fashion industry. He now runs the London Centre for Fashion Studies a College specialising in the teaching of all aspects of Clothing Design and Technology.
- Measurement taking and basic block construction
- Making up – general information
- Creating the silhouette
- Sleeve silhouettes
- Fastenings and garment closures
- The garment inner structure
- Making a trenchcoat
- Trouser draft and pocket construction