This classic book, now in its fifth edition, on pattern cutting by a Paris-trained expert, teacher and examiner grows ever more popular as a basic book for students, professionals and enthusiatic amateurs. Over one hundred diagrams and forty plates are combined with clear and detailed instructions for making patterns, so that the practical application of the methods is demonstrted side by side with the theory and basic principles. This book covers the basic course which for many years has been the foundation of all training at the Katinka School of Dress Designing and includes measurement and block pattern designing, yokes, dart manipulation, sleeves, collars and necklines, skirts, and the one-piece dress foundation. This new edition also features a fashion supplement (by Ann Hagger) which offers directions illustrated with forty illuminating diagrams for such topics as shirt and jacket blocks for casual wear, shoulder pad allowances, cuff and sleeve openings, and halter necks.
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The techniques Natalie Bray pioneered and perfected revolutionised dress pattern designing, assisting the rise of the modern fashion industry. Her teaching has had a profound influence on design, production and education and her works are classics: fashions change but the principles of designing patterns in the flat do not.This book - the most popular of Natalie Bray's three works - covers the basic course and includes measurement and block patterns, circular patterns, simple pattern designing, yokes, dart manipulation, sleeves, collars and necklines, skirts, and the one-piece dress foundation.About the Author:
Natalie Bray trained in Paris while connected with a Court dressmaking business in London. The techniques she pioneered and perfected revolutionised dress pattern designing. Her teaching has had a profound influence on design, production and education.
Ann Haggar, who wrote the Fashion Supplement, has many years’ experience both in industry and in education, and combines her writing with teaching at St Martin’s School of Art and with couture.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Previous owners name inside the front page Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006716773
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