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.
Pattern cutting and design 5
Tools and equipment for constructing patterns 6
Chapter 1 Sizing, standard body measurements and constructing block patterns 7
Chapter 2 From block to pattern 15
PART ONE: FORM CUTTING
(Cutting to create shape for the female figure)
Chapter 3 Fitted skirt blocks and adaptations 23
Chapter 4 Fitted trouser blocks and adaptations 43
Chapter 5 The basic body blocks (with bust darts) 61
Chapter 6 Basic adaptations of the bodice blocks – the bust dart 83
Chapter 7 Complex adaptations of the bodice blocks: dresses and lingerie 97
Chapter 8 Complex adaptations of the bodice blocks: jackets and coats 111
PART TWO: BASIC PATTERN CUTTING PROCESSES
Chapter 9 Sleeve adaptations 123
Chapter 10 Constructing openings and collars 147
PART THREE: FLAT CUTTING
(Cutting flat shapes for easy fitting casual and jersey garments)
Chapter 11 Easy fitting garments (woven fabrics) 165
Chapter 12 Basic and easy fitting garments (jersey and knitted fabrics) 185
Chapter 13 Close fitting garments (stretch and jersey fabrics) 199
PART FOUR: SIZE AND FIT
Chapter 14 Basic grading techniques 207
Chapter 15 Drafting blocks and fitting for individual figures 213
PART FIVE: COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD)
Chapter 16 Computer-generated design and pattern making 227
Chapter Index 245