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Pattern (paper)

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A form, template or guide used to cut out the different parts that comprise a garment. A pattern contains the style and detail of a garment and is made from a block, which relates to the measurements of the body.☛ see Block 39...

Block

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Patterns or outlines for parts of a garment unique to a particular person. Blocks can be adapted to make patterns for different garments. Pictured is a basic block at quarter scale that includes a skirt, bodice and a sleeve. The basic...

Sleeves, collars And circles

Pat Parish

Pat Parish has taught fashion and textile courses for over thirty years. Her teaching career began at the Royal College of Art and she now lectures at Northbrook College, UK. Alongside her teaching, she has also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and has created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. Many of her students have successful careers in fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pattern Cutting : The Architecture of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...A design is defined by a number of elements: overall silhouette, shape, fit, balance and relative proportions of shoulders, collars and cuffs, details such as pockets, and colour and textural values of the cloth. It is precisely...

Grading

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Scaling a garment or shoe pattern to a different size by increasing or decreasing important points of it. A size 10 dress pattern can be graded to produce patterns for sizes 12, 14, 16 and so on. The following table shows standard women...

Pockets, Openings and Finishes

Pat Parish

Pat Parish has taught fashion and textile courses for over thirty years. Her teaching career began at the Royal College of Art and she now lectures at Northbrook College, UK. Alongside her teaching, she has also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and has created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. Many of her students have successful careers in fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pattern Cutting : The Architecture of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...There are many different variations of pockets, and pocket detail can be used as a key aspect of design. This chapter looks in particular at grown-on side seam, patch, jetted, welt and front jeans pockets. It also explores the most commonly...

Block Development

Patternmaking for Jacket and Coat Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2016

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...Patterning concepts learned:jacket blockmannish blockcoat block1-piece sleeve2-piece contoured sleeve“Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.”Illustration showing jacket terminology. Patternmaking...

Trousers

Pat Parish

Pat Parish has taught fashion and textile courses for over thirty years. Her teaching career began at the Royal College of Art and she now lectures at Northbrook College, UK. Alongside her teaching, she has also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and has created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. Many of her students have successful careers in fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pattern Cutting : The Architecture of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Pattern cutters can also set trends with trousers. Altering the waist or crotch height, adding pleats and widening the hem can all change the shape and fit – and, if used creatively, can create iconic designs. Trouser...

Pattern Fundamentals

Pat Parish

Pat Parish has taught fashion and textile courses for over thirty years. Her teaching career began at the Royal College of Art and she now lectures at Northbrook College, UK. Alongside her teaching, she has also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and has created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. Many of her students have successful careers in fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pattern Cutting : The Architecture of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...This chapter demonstrates how pattern blocks translate 3D to 2D. One of the most important fundamentals – identifying where the bust dart position can be and how to move it around the body – is explained, and basic fundamentals of how...

Shape

Pat Parish

Pat Parish has taught fashion and textile courses for over thirty years. Her teaching career began at the Royal College of Art and she now lectures at Northbrook College, UK. Alongside her teaching, she has also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and has created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. Many of her students have successful careers in fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pattern Cutting : The Architecture of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...This chapter looks at how pattern cutting can affect the overall silhouette, shape and fit of the garment. Understanding how shape will determine the overall outcome of the garment design is an essential skill. Here, we will look...

Zero waste fashion design and CAD

Timo Rissanen

Timo Rissanen is Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. Research on sustainability in fashion is inseparable from his design practice. Rissanen's PhD focused on zero waste fashion design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Holly McQuillan

Holly McQuillan is a Senior Lecturer in Design at the College of Creative Arts at Massey University, New Zealand. Her research centres on the field of Zero Waste Fashion Design practice--led research. Her research articulates zero waste fashion design through exhibition and writing, and focuses on broad issues of sustainability and their links with risky design practice. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Zero Waste Fashion Design

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Certain phases of the zero waste fashion design process can become easier and faster with the help of digital technologies, here referred to as computer-aided design (CAD). It may be obvious that CAD systems for pattern cutting and marker...