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by Sylvia Rosen

Written by a seasoned professional Fashion Designer, this comprehensive reference covers all the technical aspects of developing precise professional patterns for garments. The focus throughout is on the procedures and principles of professional flat patternmaking using Basic Slopes (i.e., Pattern Blocks, Master Patterns, or Foundation Patterns), and on cutting and testing each completed pattern in tissue, pinned on the form completely marked. The exceptionally clear and visually detailed illustrations can easily be understood by readers without having to read the accompanying text. All the patterns diagrammed are shown in the exact stages and sequence of development--from plot to completion--including all necessary markings, such as punch holes, notches, seams, and grain lines. All About Patterns. Introduction to Pattern Making. CAD. Preparing the Form for Measurement. Drafting Basic Slopers from Measurements. All About Slopers. Sub-Sloper Development. Dart Manipulation: Pivot and Slash (Bodices; Skirts; Sleeves; Collars: Concave, Convex, and Straight; Flat and Stand Variations; Sleeve Bodice Combinations: Fitted and Deep Armhole Variations; Shirt; Suit-Coat; Capes and Hoods; Pant--Culotte-Shorts; Jumpsuits; and Dresses). Garment Details--Construction and Finishing (Buttons and Buttonholes; Seam Finishes; Hem Finishes; Buttons, Hooks and Eyes, Snaps; Basting Stitches). Figure Analysis: Bodytypes. Overview of the Fashion Industry. For fashion design students, professional designers, and anyone in the business of fashion design, regardless of their level of expertise.

Download Patternmaking: A Comprehensive Reference for Fashion Design epub
ISBN: 0130262439
ISBN13: 978-0130262431
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Graphic Design
Author: Sylvia Rosen
Language: English
Publisher: Prentice Hall (February 13, 2004)
ePUB size: 1878 kb
FB2 size: 1493 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 745
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I am a designer. I use this book as one of my references for work. I have found several errors in it; primarily in the basic block section. Every time I've come to them I question myself, thinking surely this book, full of very technical details, has been error checked. I would expect a book containing such specific information to have been comprehensively checked over before printing. Early students of patternmaking would not have the understanding to disregard the inaccurate information, or replace it with what it should be.
I still think this is a great resource, but I would encourage students to think critically when following the directions.
Had to return this I already own it
I just received this book from Amazon. I thumb through it. It looks helpful enough. It has a lot of information. There is a part on the color wheel, which is great--It's just too bad the book appears to be a photocopy of the original. I imagine the original actually had color and the print quality was better.

There is something really strange about the whole thing. The book is bound and the cover looks fine, but it's just that the pages in the book look and feel cheap and the print quality is bad--I mean they couldn't even get a good copier to do the job. The book is not worth $94. This is a very cheap version and it shouldn't cost more than $60. What is wrong with Pearson Prentice Hall or Amazon?

What a rip-off!
a great book, very informative, little pricey though, but worth it.
I'm signing up for a pattern-making class in a college, and they use this book for their main reference. I hear it's used by other teachers as well. Not having read the book or taken the course, I cannot comment beyond observing that these teachers and the program director have chosen this book from the entire palette of available pattern-making books.
I enjoy referencing this book for basic patterns and styles. I think the directions are easy to follow and the diagrams are clear.
This is THE pattermaking book that every top fashion school is going to be using. If you are interested in learning about pattermaking this is a great place to start. (Actually the BEST place to start.)

The author has been a patternmaking teacher for a long time, and at all the best schools on the east coast. I was a student of Sylvia's and her method of teaching is very thorough and precise. Patternmaking isn't easy and you have to be a certain mind to understand it sometimes. I know that with the step by step instructions in this book, as well as the extensive illistrations, it is made as simple as possible.

Don't waste your time with other books.

Looking at the other reviews, I feel that they aren't doing the book justice. Maybe they were expecting something more advanced. (Which is coming out in a few years.)

This is a great book to add to your collection.
Anyone looking for a comprehensive pattern making would be better off go for other books i.e. that of Helen Joseph Armstrong, or Winifred Aldrich.
Basic Sloper in page 34 where HI measurement (chest line) is taken 3 in below A (neck point) seems to be too generic for a comprehensive pattern book, I suppose.
There is no children pattern included in this Comprehensive book either.