Even if you have a pattern in mind you might not know how to design it. The book offers illustrations which are useful since if you see something you can understand it better. like any other art it follows the principle all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles-dart manipulation, added fullness and contouring-it provides students with all the relevant information necessary to make designs.
It has all the details of pattern making yet easy to understand. there is a DVD athe back of the book. This DVD will go a long way in understanding different patterns of fashion. I would call it the bible for fashion Cutting. It will be useful for fashion designing student. It has new techniques for draping and pattern making.
It is an introduction to patternmaking, This book offers everything one needs to know about design and its patterns. It has measurment and standard measurment chart. There is a section on tops pants and jumpsuits. Swimwear section will be useful in summer.
Dart manipulation and desiging with dardts is also given. The book also offers many kinds of tucks like pleat tucks. You will find different types of collars.
This book will help to brush your skills again and will be a great help to learn new methods. The paperback is 664 and has 920 pages.