The Pattern Cutting Primer is the ultimate resource for keen sewers and aspiring fashion designers looking to get to grips with every aspect of pattern design and customisation. This practical and accessible book covers all the basics of pattern design and cutting and gives readers the confidence to take matters into their own hands and produce perfect patterns for all garments and styles.
Featuring clear step-by-step instructions, the Pattern Cutting Primer covers all the basics of tools and equipment, pattern symbols and fabrics, drafting techniques, pattern developments, finishing and even gives guidelines on how to sell and market your own patterns. The perfect resource for all amateur and professional pattern-makers, designers and students.
Jo Barnfield is a Designer/Maker operating under the nom de plume of 'House of Jo'. After graduating in 2008 with a BA Hons in Fashion and Textiles, she cut her teeth in the Fashion Industry working as a Pattern Cutter and Technical Illustrator for Jasmine Di Milo. She is currently juggling freelance work alongside the role of Part Time Lecturer and Industry Practitioner at Bath Spa University and City of Bath College, teaching design, pattern cutting and construction. Andrew Richards is currently Senior Technical Demonstrator in Pattern Cutting at Bath Spa University, teaching garment construction, drafting and modelling for its undergraduate Fashion Design course. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art with a masters in Womenswear fashion, Andrew has worked as a pret-a-porter designer for Valentino in Milan, as well as having many freelance fashion positions in over 12 years in the industry. He has also worked on various live projects with names such as Paul Smith and Mila Schon.
Section One: The Basics Chapter 1: Tools, supplies and equipment Chapter 2: Understanding symbols Section Two: Drafting Techniques Chapter 3: Designing Patterns from Scratch Chapter 4: Fitting Principles/Toiles/Muslins- Pattern Adjustment Techniques Section Three: Pattern Development Chapter 5: Volume and Suppression Chapter 6: Combining and Dividing Pattern Shapes Chapter 7: Finishings Section Four: The Design Maker Chapter 8: Going Pro