Pattern Cutting (Portfolio Skills), Paperback / softback Book

Pattern Cutting (Portfolio Skills) Paperback / softback


An introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting, this practical book shows students how to interpret the human form and look at clothing through the eyes of a designer rather than a consumer.

As well as explaining the proportions of human anatomy, the book introduces key tools and then takes the reader from simple pattern-cutting ideas to more advanced creative methods.

Step-by-step illustrations show how to create basic bodice, sleeve, skirt, dress and trouser blocks, before demonstrating how to adapt these to create patterns for original designs.

There is also a chapter dedicated to digital technology and how this is increasingly being used in both colleges and industry.

The book also examines a selection of the author's own creative designs, encouraging experimentation with the potential of pattern cutting.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 620 illustrations, 400 in colour
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
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  • Category: Fashion & textiles: design
  • ISBN: 9781856697507



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