Patternmaking Made Easy was written to give aspiring designers, educators, students, and professionals an understanding of how to create and design in a very simple approach, using professional patternmaking skills. This book will provide the insight and knowledge to design one garment or a whole wardrobe with ease and clarity. It will provide them with the means to execute all of their creative ideas in a nearly infinite variety of clothing styles.
The strength of Patternmaking Made Easy lies in its clear presentation of the principles, theories, and skills of patternmaking. Students will learn to develop all 22 blocks/slopers that can process their designs. - not just the basic fitted waist seam block/sloper. The text identifies and defines each block along with the designs that can be created from them. Because it illustrates all the pattern skills the author acquired during her 35 years in the garment industry, this book is one of a kind! It teaches industry efficient pattern skills not found in other patternmaking books.
This equips students with the most comprehensive set of skills, thus giving them the greatest flexibility in design variations with the most efficient use of time.
The illustrations and easy-to-read text provide a complete understanding of patternmaking techniques. Throughout this text, emphasis in using the basic design principles of proportion, balance and fit are illustrated. The author teaches through a step-by-step method that easily lets readers learn to create fashionable and professional-looking garments. It is designed for real-world use as you work and has an inside spiral binding so that it lays flat. This book is indispensable for anyone interested in fashion design or costume design.