Since the first edition was published in 1980, Metric PatternCutting for Menswear has become established as the standardwork on this subject and has proved invaluable as both a textbookfor students and a reference source for the practisingdesigner. In this fifth edition, the chapter on computer aided design nowhas full colour illustrations and reflects the growing importanceof CAD to the industry and as a part of fashion and design courses.The rest of the book has been updated where necessary: inparticular, new blocks for tailored shirts, new details on how toadapt men’s blocks for women’s wear, and a revision ofsizing and labelling information. Colour is now used todifferentiate the main groups of patterns and with its tried andtested layout with clear text and diagrams, Metric PatternCutting for Menswear is an essential purchase for students offashion and design.
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.
In the new edition of this standard work on the subject, sizing charts have been updated as has the chapter devoted to computer-aided design. There is also an extra section on workwear, where style is growing in importance.
Since the first edition was published in 1980, Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear has become established as the standard work on this subject and has proved invaluable as both a textbook for students and a reference source for the practising designer. In this fifth edition, the chapter on computer aided design now has full colour illustrations and reflects the growing importance of CAD to the industry and as a part of fashion and design courses. The rest of the book has been updated where necessary: in particular, new blocks for tailored shirts, new details on how to adapt mens blocks for womens wear, and a revision of sizing and labelling information. Colour is now used to differentiate the main groups of patterns and with its tried and tested layout with clear text and diagrams, Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear is an essential purchase for students of fashion and design.
Since the first edition of Metric Pattern Cutting was published in 1975 to provide a straightforward introduction to flat pattern cutting, it has become the established textbook on the subject. The fourth edition continues to offer an introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting, with a range of good basic blocks and examples of their application to garments. The original blocks and many of the pattern adaptations have therefore been retained. However, the great expansion of casual wear, cut in jersey or stretch fabrics, has led to the growth of ‘flat cutting’ with no darting to create the shape and this edition devotes a whole section to this type of cutting. The sections on computer-aided design and grading have been updated. The size charts of body measurements have been revised, reflecting the changing shape of women’s bodies. Also available from Blackwell Publishing Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear Third Edition Winifred Aldrich 0 632 05265 1 Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear Third Edition Winifred Aldrich 0 632 04113 7 Pattern Cutting for Women’s Tailored Jackets Winifred Aldrich 0 632 05467 0 Fabric, Form and Flat Pattern Cutting Winifred Aldrich 0 632 03917 5 Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear Second Edition Ann Haggar 1 405 11858 X Fashion Source Book Kathryn McKelvey 0 632 03993 0 Illustrating Fashion Kathryn McKelvey and Janine Munslow 0 632 04024 6 uhttp://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pdf/aldrich.doc
Written by an international team of contributors, this book takes a critical look at key technological and scientific developments in sizing and their application. The book begins with the history of sizing systems and their affect on the mass production of ready-to-wear clothing. It reviews methods for constructing new and adapting existing sizing systems, and the standardization of national and international sizing systems. The following chapters cover marketing and fit models and present an analysis of the grading process used to create size sets. This book is an essential reference to researchers, designers, students, and manufacturers in the clothing and fashion industry.
Containing 2,729 entries, Kevin L. Seligman’s bibliography concentrates on books, manuals, journals, and catalogs covering a wide range of sartorial approaches over nearly five hundred years. After a historical overview, Seligman approaches his subject chronologically, listing items by century through 1799, then by decade. In this section, he deals with works on flat patterning, draping, grading, and tailoring techniques as well as on such related topics as accessories, armor, civil costumes, clerical costumes, dressmakers’ systems, fur, gloves, leather, military uniforms, and undergarments. Seligman then devotes a section to those American and English journals published for the professional tailor and dressmaker. Here, too, he includes the related areas of fur and undergarments. A section devoted to journal articles features selected articles from costume- and noncostumerelated professional journals and periodicals. The author breaks these articles down into three categories: American, English, and other. Seligman then devotes separate sections to other related areas, providing alphabetical listings of books and professional journals for costume and dance, dolls, folk and national dress, footwear, millinery, and wigmaking and hair. A section devoted to commercial pattern companies, periodicals, and catalogs is followed by an appendix covering pattern companies, publishers, and publications. In addition to full bibliographic notation, Seligman provides a library call number and library location if that information is available. The majority of the listings are annotated. Each listing is coded for identification and cross-referencing. An author index, a title index, a subject index, and a chronological index will guide readers to the material they want. Seligman’s historical review of the development of publications on the sartorial arts, professional journals, and the commercial paper pattern industry puts the bibliographical material into context. An appendix provides a cross-reference guide for research on American and English pattern companies, publishers, and publications. Given the size and scope of the bibliography, there is no other reference work even remotely like it.
This long-time best seller is the most comprehensive fashion industry textbook available today. * NEW - Provides a new introductory chapter focusing on major trends transforming every segment of the industry, from manufacturing to retailing. * NEW - Introduces a new chapter on the consumer, covering consumers impact on the fashion industry, changing consumer demographics and new approaches to serve todays consumer. * NEW - Examines how technology has transformed every facet of the industry, from product development to delivery. * NEW - Emphasizes globalization of the industry for manufacturers and marketers. * NEW - Provides completely revised resource listings, including national and international trade associations, publications and literary sources. * NEW - Increased efforts to include gender, ethnic, and global diversity in discussion, examples, and figures. * NEW - Integrates new examples throughout the text. * Examines the various segments of the fashion industry within the unifying context of the total fashion pipeline, revealing both the individual functions and interrelationships between segments. * Emphasizes the industry from a bottom-line business perspective, highlight