Fashion Pattern Cutting: Line, Shape and Volume

A&C Black
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Designed to boost draping confidence and design creativity, Fashion Pattern Cutting is a step-by-step guide to the pattern cutting process, from finding inspiration for a fashion-forward design through to creating the finished product.

- Clear visuals show each step from mood board to patterns and possible design variations
- Written in a friendly, approachable style by an experienced designer and teacher
- Provides readers with the tools and techniques to experiment and create their own unique designs

Fashion Pattern Cutting is a creative pattern cutting book that pushes the boundaries of experimentation on the mannequin stand. In this book, experienced fashion designer Zarida Zaman explains how to make garments bearing in mind the relationship between fabric, drape, weight and 3D forms. Taking architecture, origami and natural forms as her three key sources of inspiration, the author shows how to create varied and exciting contemporary styles using crisp folds, bold shapes and natural fabrics. Written in an accessible style with clear visuals and plenty of tips and tricks, the book gives readers the tools and confidence to experiment creatively.

Included in this book are hand-drawn illustrations of pattern pieces, complete with measurements, and suggestions for how to apply techniques across a range of garments. The patterns reveal the deceptively simple draping techniques used to create stylish, minimalist designs, and enable readers, whether beginners or experienced pattern cutters, to put together stunning and innovative designs themselves.
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About the author

Zarida Zaman is a graduate of Central St Martin's. She has worked in the fashion industry for over ten years, and teaches at Central St Martin's and the London College of Fashion. She is currently involved in producing a sportswear range for a London-based fitness company.
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Publisher
A&C Black
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Published on
Jun 19, 2014
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781472583390
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Language
English
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Genres
Crafts & Hobbies / Fashion
Design / Fashion & Accessories
Design / Textile & Costume
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This content is DRM protected.
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